Chennai, Dec 15:
Governor Banwarilal Purohit, inaugurated Colors Tamil Presents Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha 2018.
Governor lighted the ceremonial lamp to mark the inauguration of the festival in the presence of Anup Chandrasekaran
The Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha – 2018 organised by Tamil Kalachara Sangam. Governor Banwarilal Purohit honoured Classic Actress Sowcar Janaki with Colors Tamil’s Anup Chandrasekaran at the inaugural function.
Inaugurating the festival Governor Banwarilal Purohit said, “This month of the Tamil Calendar denotes many things to many people. It is associated with the Thirupavai, the beautiful kolams designed with rice flour the Thiru Athirai festival and with the Vaikunta Ekadashi darshan.
“Carnatic Music was developed in the Southern part of India and is characterized by the total lack of adulteration from other forms of music brought in by invading rulers from Turkey, Persia and Afghanistan. In that sense Carnatic Music has substantially retained its original form, its traditional roots and its cultural purity.
The Carnatic musical form is based upon a complex and structured arrangement. The ragas are based on the seven notes of the scale which are Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Dha Nee. The Thalam is the rhythmic foundation of Carnatic music. The Varnam, the Kritis and the Alapana form different sections of a Carnatic music recital. The special element of Carnatic music has been the spiritual content of the rendering. The devotional element in the music makes it unique and divine.