Navarathri Dance and Music Festival at Panachikkad




Navarathri festival at Panachikadu Saraswathi Temple will be celebrated from 21 to 30 September 2017. The temple known as Dakshina Mookambi is situated in Panachikadu village of Kottayam District in Kerala (India). Besides special poojas and rituals, the temple conducts National festival for Dance and Music as part of Navarathri celebrations every year. Hundreds of young and experienced artists participate in this festival. 

After the ceremonial start on the first day morning, music and dance performances are held at the temple premise of Panachikkad Sri Dakshina Mookambi Kshethram throughout day and night on these days as part of the Navarathri festival.

The daily routine of the event - 04.00 am-07.00 am- Bhajans, devotional songs etc.; 07.00 am-03.00 pm- Classical Music- vocal and instrumental;  03.00 pm-05.00 pm- Classical dances; 05.00 pm-07.00 pm- Carnatic Music; 07.00 pm- 09.00 pm- Dance/music by special artists and 09.00 pm-04.00 am-Classical Dance by groups. Some of the highlights of the festival are given. Of this, the programme from 21- 26 September at 07.00 pm  are categorized as National Festival of Dance and Music.

Date: 21- 30 Sept 2017
Venue: Panachikkad Saraswathi temple, 
Kuzhimattom PO, Panachickadu, Kottayam Dt.,Kerala.  See Map




21 Sept:

07.00 am- Instrumental Music - Jalatharangam
Presented by  Kottayam T S Ajith Kumar  with supporting artists Chambakkara Rajesh (Violin), Aymanam Sajeev Kumar (Mrudangam) and Ananthakrishnan (Ghadam).
05.00 pm- Music Concert by Meera M Nair (Vocal) 
Accompanied by-Mariyappalli Sanal Padmanabhan (Violin), Sreejesh S Nambuthiri (Mrudangam), Thrikodithanam Radhakrishnan (Ghadam), Chambakkara S Muraleedharan (Morsing/Mukhasanku).
05.30 pm- Music Concert by Savithri Anand (vocal), Mariyappalli Sanal Padmanabhan (Violin),Mallappali G Anand (Mrudangam) and Thrikodithanam Radhakrishnan (Ghadam),

07.00 pm- Music concert by Dr. K N Ranganatha Sharma, Madhurai (Vocal), Attukal Balasubrahmaniam (Violin), Changanassery T S Sathishkumar (Mrudangam), Adichanellur Anilkumar (Ghadam), Gowreeshapattam Sajikumar (Morsing).

22 Sept:

05.00 pm- Carnatic Vocal by Shibu K Raju (Vocal) with Mariyappalli Rajesh (Violin) and Adwaith Varma (Mrudangam).
05.30 pm- Carnatic Vocal by Sooraj S Kumar (Vocal) with Mariyappalli Rajesh (Violin), Ithithanam Jayachandran (Mrudangam) and Achuthan M V (Ganjira).
06.00 pm- Carnatic Vocal by Rajalakshmi Perumbavoor (Vocal) with Ettumanoor L Sajikumar (Violin), Ithithanam Jayachandran (Mrudangam), Vazhappilli G Anilkumar (Ghadam), Ananthu Anilkumar (Ganjira)

07.00 pm- Sattriya, classical dance from Assam, presented by Anwesha Mahanta ( Guwahathi).

Sattriya by Anwesha Mahanta . Photo - Ranjith SKM
23 Sept:

05.00 pm- Carnatic Music by Gayathri Jayaraj (Vocal)
05.30 pm-Carnatic music by Leena Skeekanth (Vocal) with Krishnendu Divakaran (Violin), Aranmula S Nandakishore (mrudangam) and Ananthu Anilkumar (Ganjira).
06.00 pm- Veena kacheri, instrumental music Veena by Devendu Divakaran and Krishnendu Divakaran with supporting artists Mariyappilli Hareesh (Mrudangam), Rahul Kurichi (Ghadam), Prathish Sivanand (Ganjira)

07.00 pm-Instrumental Music- Sankar Guitar by Kamala Shankar (Varanasi) Nirmal Saini, Varanasi (Guitar), Usthad Nisar Ahammed, Bangalore (Tabla).

24 Sept:

05.00 pm- Carnatic Music by Aparna R Nair (Vocal) with Shyam G K Bhasi (Violin), Shambhu P M (Mrudangam) and Panamattam Arun (Ganjira).
05.30 pm- Carnatic Music by Pemji K Bhasi (vocal) with Shyam G K Bhasi (violin), Nattakam Kerala Varma (Mrudangam) and Thrukkodithanam Rajagopal (Morsing).
06.00 pm- Carnatic Music by Kummanam Sathyaneshan (Vocal) with Kottayam Joshi (Violin), Kottayam T S Ajithkumar (Mrudangam), Kumarakom Ganesh Gopal (Ghadam) and Panamattam Arun (Ganjira).

07.00 pm- Music Concert by Vishnudev Nambuthiri, Chennai (Vocal) with Ambalappuzha Pradeep (Violin), Palakkad Maheshkumar (Mrudangam), Vazhappalli R Krishnakumar (Ghadam), Kottayam S Muraleedharan (Morsing).



Mohiniyattam by Ayswaria Warrier

25 Sept:

05.00 pm- Violin Kacheri, instrumental music by Malavika Radhakrishnan & Party
05.30 pm- Carnatic Music by Sooraj S  Kumaranellur (Vocal) with Thrukodithanam Sreeraj (Violin), and Chengannur Subhash (Mrudangam).
06.00 pm- Carnatic Music by Jaison J Nair (Vocal) with Thrukkodithanam Sreeraj (violin), Kummanam V G Hareendranath (Mrudangam), Shinu Gopinath (Ghadam) and Chambakkara Muraleedharan (Morsing/Mukharshanku).

07.00 pm- Mohiniyattam presented by Aishwarya Warrier, Baroda with supporting musicians N N Shivaprasad (vocal), Thrippunithura Krishnakumar (Mrudangam), Chendamangalam Mukunda Marar (Edakka) and Sreekumar Ram (flute).

26 Sept:

05.00 pm- Carnatic Music by Anushree Kalabhavan (Vocal) with Krishnaraj Eravinalloor (Violin), Sreethu Nedumkumnnam (Mrudangam) and Achuthan M V (Ganjira),
05.30 pm- Carnatic Music by Gopika Krishna and Radhika Krishna(Vocal) with Krishnaraj Eravinalloor (Violin) Vazhappalli Sreekumar (Mrudangam) and Vishnu Raj S (Ghadam),
06.00 pm- Bharathanatyam, classical dance presented by Sunitha Vimal.

07.00 pm- Kathakalipada Kacheri (Kathakali songs) by  Kottakkal Madu and Nedumbally Ram Mohan (Vocal) with Kalamandalam Achutha Varrier (Madhalam), Kalamandalam Sreehari (Chenda).




27 Sept:

05.00 pm- Carnatic Music by P Dhanya, Thiruvananthapuram(Vocal)
05.30 pm- Carnatic Music by  Yagneshwar Gangadhar (Vocal), with Kummanam Upendranath (Violin), Perunna Harikumar (Mrudangam), Thrippunithura Gopalakrishnan (Ghadam),
07.30 pm- Violin Kacheri presented by Harikumar Shivan with supporting artists Changanassery T S Sathish Kumar (Mrudangam), Kurichithanam Ananthakrishnan (Ghadam), Ratnasree Ayyar (Tabla).
09.00 pm- Carnatic Music by Prof Ayamkudi Mani (Vocal) with Puduppalli K I Dvakaran (Violin), Perunna Harikumar (Mrudangam) and Thrippunithura Gopalakrishnan (Ghadam)

Kathakali _ Kottakkal Chandrasekhara Warrier

10.30 pm- Kathakali; Story: Karnasapadham
Actors: Kottakkal Chandrasekhara Varrier (as Karnan), Peesappalli Rajeevan (as Kunthi), Kalamandalam Gopakumar (as Sreekrishnan), Kalamandalam Kashinath (Panchali and also as Bhanumathi), Kalamandalam Bhagyanath (Dhuryodhanan), Kalamandalam Balakrishnan (Dussasanan), Anikkad Kannan (Mumukshu), Kalamandalam Prashanth (Roudra Bheeman). Supporting artists: Kottakkal P D Nambuthiri, Kalamandalam Balachandran, Kalanilayam Binu, Kalamandalam Vishwas (Singers), Kalamandalam Krishnadas, Kidangoor Rajesh, Kalamandalam Sreehari (Chenda percussionists), Kalamandalam Achutha Varrier, Kalabharathi Jayasakar, Kalamandalam Hari (Madhalam Percussionists), Kalanilayan Saji (Chutty/make up).

28 Sept:

05.00 pm- Carnatic Music by Kavya Ajith, Ettumanoor (Vocal)
05.30 pm- Carnatic Music by Parvathi Narayan, Pooja narayan (Vocal)
06.30 pm- Panchaari Melam presented by Kalamandalam Purushothaman & Party, Anikkad.
07.30 pm- Carnatic Music by Harirag Nandan (Vocal) & party.




29 Sept:

09.30 am- Dakshinamookambi Sangeetholsavam
Participating artists: P R Kumara Kerala Varma, Prof. Ayamkudi Mani, C P Madhavan Nambuthiri, Vazhappalli K Krishnan Nambuthiri, Chengalam Haridas & others (Vocal), Puthupalli K I Divakaran, Shyam G K Bhasi and others (Violin), Changanassery T S Sathishkumar, Kottayam T S Ajith kumar, Ithithanam Jayachandran & others (Mrudangam), Thrukkodithanam Radhakrishnan, Vazhappalli G Anilkumar & others (Ghadam), Kottayam S Muralidharan, Chambakkara S muralidharan & others (Morsing) and Vinu Kannachira (Edakka).
05.00 pm- Flute Kacheri presented by Akhil Anilkumar with supporting artists Parvathi Venkitachalam (Violin), Ananthu Anilkumar (Mrudangam).
05.30 pm- Violin Solo performance by Parvathi Venkitachalam.
06.00 pm- Carnatic music by Vaishnavi Sreekumar, Puduppalli.
06.30 pm- Carnatic music by Gayaki sisters
Sharmila Shivakumar, Santhala Shivakumar (Vocal), Vayala Rajendran (violin), Changanassery T S Sathishkumar (Mrudangam), Vazhappalli G Anilkumar (Ghadam), Ananthu Anilkumar (Ganjira).

30 Sept :
The ceremony of Vidyarambham ( the ritual ceremony of initiation of learning).
Recitals from morning 04.00 am till late night. 

Live streaming of the events will available at www.panachikad.org and www.carnaticindia.com

Location/access: On Kottayam- Changanassery road, deviate from Chingavanam, the temple is about 4km. From Kottayam about 12km and from Changanassery, the temple is about 13km.


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