Source: narthaki.com; Author: Jyothi Raghuram

In the three-piece recital, the Tanjore Quartet varnam “Swami Ninne” and the Ramadasa keerthana “Ye tee ruga” (Naadanaamakriye) were essentially bhakti oriented. They were also items that one has seen Bharatanatyam dancer Satyanarayana Raju present not too long ago. So was the case with his tillana in Rathipathipriya. Yet his recital the other day at the Seva Sadan, Bangalore, was a vastly fulfilling experience that had variety in emotions, and bore no mark of being repetitive or monotonous.

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