Source: The Hindu; Author: B. Ramadevi; Photo Courtesy: K. Ananthan

Priya Sisters – Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya – gave a pleasant vocal concert as part of the 18th Pongal Music Festival, organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore Kendra. They began with a varnam by Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavatar in Khamas, ‘Maathe Malayadhwaja Paandya Sanjaathe.’ After ‘Karunai Seiyvaay’ in Hamsadhwani by Papanasam Sivan, she rendered the lovely ‘Ranganaathude’ by Ponnaiah Pillai. The alapana in Gamanashraman, though a little slow in the beginning, picked up momentum a little later and the meaningful kriti by Koteeswara Iyer, ‘Ihame Sugam Tharum Shanmugam’ was presented beautifully.

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Priya Sisters. Photo: K. Ananthan