Harikatha RUKMINI KALYANAM
Rukmini KalyAnam is a SangIta UpanyAsam (musical discourse) in Tamizh on one of the most thrilling marriages mentioned in the most read scripture – Srimad BhAgavatham. Through this discourse, the speaker narrates the incidents revolving around the marriage of Rukmini and her love letter to the Lord of DwArka. He cites reference from numerous known and lesser known works and re-iterates the fact that the Lord never abandons his devotee. Neat illustrations and intense devotion constitute this album and through Bhakti and music, he transports us to the era of DwApara and we begin enjoying along with SukA, ParAshara and Desika.
Sri.U.Ve. Dushyanth Sridhar is an exponent on the religious texts of SanAtana Dharma viz. RAmAyanam, MahAbhAratam, BhAgavatam and Divya Prabandham. He is trained in the necessary SriVaishnavite texts by revered preceptors and has been duly acclaimed by them for his oratory skills. AzhwAr’s verses, RAmAnujA’s philosophy and DesikA’s works remain close to his heart. Also found profoundly in his discourses is timely humour, relevant examples and pleasing music. He talks in public forums across the country and in TV Channels. He is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani and currently works in Mumbai for a leading consultancy services firm. He is accompanied by Smt. Mahalakshmi Ravi (Flute), Smt. Saraswathi Vaidyanathan (Veena) and Kum. Mangala Vaidyanathan (Violin), who are sisters from Mumbai trained in classical music under their father, an exponent in music himself.
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