Coimbatore: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan,
violinist L Subramaniam besides other top-notch artists would
enthrall people during week-long celebrations from February 13
at a Yogic temple as part of Shivarathri festival.
Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Alarmel
Valli, considered a paragon of the Pandanallur style of Indian
Classical Dance form of Bharatanatyam, will perform on the
inaugural day of ‘Yaksha,’ the one-week celebrations.
Noted exponent of Kirana Gharana of Hindustani classical
music, Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Pandit
Channiulal Mishra will peform on February 14.
Hindustani classical and pop singer Shubha Mudgal will
take to the stage on February 15. The next day will see
Ravikiran, well-known Carnatic musician and composer and
Santoor player Tarun Bhattacharya will come together for a
jugalbandi, an official spokesman for Isha Foundation, the
organisers, told reporters here today.
Other performers in the Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple at the
IshaYoga Centre will include Carnatic musician Neyveli
The Yaksha will lead to the Mahashivarathri celebrations
on February 20, where more than eight lakh people are
expected to gather at the Centre, to hear the discourse by
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the founder, interspersed with musical
performances by Padmashri Wasifuddin Dagar, famed classical
singer of Dhrupad genre.
Popular playback singer Kailash Kher and ‘Colonial Cousins’
Hariharan and Leslie Lewis would also perform, the spokesman