Thyaagaraaja Araadhana Festival, Thiruvaiyaaru
an annual music festival, a homage/tribute to one of the greatest saint-composers
was held this year from Jan 8 to 13, 2004 in Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur, Tamil
Nadu. It is celebrated every year on Pushya Bagula Panchami day when
the saint attained samadhi.
This festival, the 157th aradhana
was hosted by Sri Thyagabrahma Mahotsava Sabha. B. Krishnaraja Vanavarayar,
president, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore Kendra, lighted a kuthuvilakku
to mark the inauguration.
Musicians & music lovers of all
age gather near the saint's samaadhi to sing his compositions. Special
prayers are offered to the saint-composer.
The Araadhana festival is celebrated
by musicians all over the world.