Source: The Hindu; Author: K.Ganapathi

The 14th edition of the four-day Kalpathy Bhajanotsavam in Palakkad, which featured continuous namasankeertanam by stalwarts and promising youngsters, was a rousing success that attracted hundreds of devotees every day. Kalpathy Bhajanotsavam, held to commemorate the jayanthi of Paramacharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the 68th Acharya of Kanchi Kamakoti peetam, has become one of the most popular annual events in Palakkad. Continuous namasankeertanam by famous exponents of bhajans and promising youngsters, along with the wholehearted participation of devotees, has made this event memorable. This year was the 14th year of the festival. This year too the fete attracted a large number of devotees from near and far, who thronged the Mahaganapathi Kalyanamandapam, Kalpathy, the venue of the fete, on all the days.

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A section of the audience and performers at the Kalpathy Bhajanotsavam. Photo: Special Arrangement