1. Waking up Lord Venkateswara

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    By TSR Reporter Before the Brahmotsavam began at Tirumala this week, special attention was paid to the 19 instruments that are used to `wake’ him up. 7 lakh rupees were spent on the repair the instruments, that are said to be Lord Venkateswara’s favorites. Four times a day, the instruments...
  2. An ode to Lord Venkateswara

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    By Ananda Shankar JayantThe classical dance traditions of India have always drawn their inspiration from the very rich and varied musical heritage that has been bequeathed to us. These musical gems span generations and genres and continue to inform and enrich the aural and visual firmament of dance.The brilliant imagery,...