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Thyagaraja Aradhana is the annual aradhana of saint composer Thyagaraja. Carnatic musicians from all over the world descend and pay homage to the saint. The aradhana is observed on Pushya Bahula Panchami day when the saint attained samadhi. The venue of the festival is near the samadhi of Thyagaraja on the banks of River Cauvery. On Pushya Bahula Panchami day, musicians will sit on either side of the samadhi and render the saint's Pancharatna kritis in chorus as a mark of homage. Many exponents of Carnatic music come to perform and are watched by thousands of ardent fans of Indian classical music.

North Carolina Triangle Area ThyagaRaja Aradhana
In NC, in our triangle area, the Aradhana was initiated by Mrs. Mythily Srinivasan and Mr. Prasad Vanguri in the year 1991. Ever since its beginnings, the Hindu Society of North Carolina has been a sponsor of the event. In the year 2001, when Mrs. Srinivasan and her family relocated out of NC, she gave the responsibility of conducting the Aradhana to Mrs. Anuradha Chivukala. Mrs. Anuradha has taken on the leadership and has worked really hard with the help of a few volunteers to conduct the Aradhana for large audience year after year. 
The Triangle Area Thyagaraja Aradhana has seen many years of dedicated efforts from several local area teachers. Among them is Smt. Manjula Ramesh, who conducted workshops each year to train for the rendering of the panchrathnams on the day of the event. After Mrs. Manjula Ramesh left the area, Mrs. Anuradha has taken on the responsibility of conducting rehearsals for the same. As a result of all this hard work, the pancharathnams sung by the local area musicians is rendered with devotion and the audience is sure to have a divine experience beyond what words can describe.

Please come and experience this for yourself during our 2018 Aradhana festival on Sunday, April 22nd at the temple hall of HSNC