Source: narthaki.com; Author: Sudha Sridhar

The Siddhendra Yogi Kalotsav organised by the Siddhendra Yogi Abhivrudhi Committee, Kuchipudi, started with the customary tradition – a procession, wherein the deity Siddhendra Yogi is taken around the village in a bullock cart with all gaiety along with the guests and the village elders. The four day festival schedule (Feb 21 – 24) was ideal in the sense that in the morning lec-dems / seminars were slated while the evening saw dance performances at the Kuchipudi Agraharam Heritage Village temple. This year, the festival was a tribute to Vedantam Satyanarayana Sarma. The performers included Radhika Ramanujam (Bharatanatyam), Somasekar – Sowmya  (Kathak), Madhulita Mahapatra (performed Madhurashtakam and ashtapadi Yahi Madhava in Odissi), Krishnakumar’s group (performed Dakshayagnam in Kathakali) and Sandhya Tulasi from US (Kuchipudi) among others.

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