Margazhi Mahotsavam

True to our mission to create a home away from home for those residing here, we are trialling our maiden concept of a Margazhi Mahotsav themed event in the UK. This is an extremely popular cultural season in south India which falls in Margazhi (December), featuring a string of rich classical events by eminent musicians and many from the UK even travel to Chennai for this !! Clearly, given the logistics and practical issues of securing prime artistes in December, we have had to explore this October season as the U.K Margazhi and celebration of our upcoming winter season !!!

Thanks to your enthusiastic response to our polls to plan the event, we have now finalised the weekend of 12/13 October with 2 events at Harrow and Reading as below:

12th October (2 pm to 8 pm): Zoroastrian Centre, 440 Alexandra Ave, Harrow HA2 9TL

13th October (2 pm to 8 pm): Bulmershe School, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, RG5 3EU

We are pleased to present to you the artistes and performances for the event as below:

Spiritual / Well-being discourse - Shri. Dushyanth Sridhar: is a public speaker (Upanyaskar), and writer on topics related to Sanatana Dharma. He has learnt scriptures like Sri Bhashyam, Gita Bhashyam, Rahasya-traya Saram and Bhagavad Vishayam. He has delivered many live discourses in multiple countries as well as several regional television channels both in English and Tamil. He has a Youtube presence with content of over 1,000 and over ten million views.

An Engineer from BITS Pilani, Dushyanth had a corporate career until 2016 which he relinquished to fully devote all his time studying the Vedas and delivering lectures on television and in public gatherings. He is a regular speaker at many corporate well-being courses as well as frequently undertakes International tours to deliver his discourses to a large following.

Classical Music (Vocal) - Shri. P Unnikrishnan: is an Indian Carnatic vocalist and playback singer. He is a national award-winning playback singer for his debut film songs "Ennavale Adi Ennavale" and "Uyirum Neeye" and the first male playback singer to win a national award for a Tamil song. These songs were composed by A R Rahman, with whom Unni Krishnan gave most of his memorable songs. He is also the recipient of many other prestigious awards and titles such as “Kalaimamani”,"Nada Bhushanam”, “Isai Peroli”, Yuva Kala Bharathi”, Isayin Punnagai", "Isai Selvam", "Sangeetha Kalasarathy", "Sangeetha Chakravarthy", etc.

He was one of the judges in reality television show AIRTEL Super Singer on Vijay TV since season 2006, as well as 2008 Idea Star Singer on Asianet. His daughter Uthara also won the National award for playback singing for her debut song "Azhagu" in the movie "Saivam".

Classical Music (Instrumental) - Shri. Mandolin (Uppalapu) Rajesh: is an Indian mandolin player in Carnatic classical music, a music producer and composer. He was specially honoured by the President of India in April 2007 and his work with John McLaughlin’s album Floating Point received a Grammy nomination in 2009. His music performance at New York in 2006 was voted among the best concerts of the year by The New Yorker.

He is the younger brother of music legend late Mandolin U.Srinivas and started playing carnatic classical music on mandolin at the age of 6, with his first concert at Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham in the presence of Shri. Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi. He has performed at many prestigious venues, philharmonic orchestras and concerts globally with several music veterans such as Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Late U.Srinivas, Sivamani, Rajhesh Vaidhya, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot, Bickram Ghosh, Pete Lockett, George Brook, etc.

Date 11/Oct/2019
Time TBA
Address The Bulmershe School & Zorastrian Centre

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