Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Bhajana by children in the Mada Streets of Mylapore

By Buzybee
The Mada streets of Mylapore came alive to the sounds of music and dance in the early hours of 1st January 2012. A number of children and elders, in traditional south Indian attire, did bhajana and performed Kummi and Kolattam in the streets around the Kapaleeswarar temple, from 6 to 8 am. It was the tenth year of ‘Bala Vidwan Bhavani’ organised by Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation. Children from local music and dance schools, along with their parents and the general public, enthusiastically sang bhajans, Tiruppavai, Tiruvembavai and namavalis. Tiny tots dressed as Krishna and Andal stole the hearts of the crowd. Not only was it a colourful treat, but it was one for the palate too as delicious venpongal and chakkari pongal were distributed to the participants and the onlookers. A few octogenarians happily recalled the days when Papanasam Sivan conducted the Margazhi bhajanai in the Mada streets of Mylapore.

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