Thanjavur, Jan 11 : Vice-President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said saint composer Sri Thyagaraja’s compositions are truly treasures for the world of Music and will live in our hearts forever.
Inaugurating the 173rd annual Aradhana Festival of Thyagaraja at Thiruvaiyaru here, he said saint Thyagaraja was, beyond any doubt, a stalwart, one of the tallest figures in the world of music. As we pay tributes to one of the greatest music maestros of contemporary India, we celebrate his life, his compositions and his unparalleled legacy.
The contributions of saint Thyagaraja to the enrichment of our cultural heritage cannot be quantified or estimated. It is infinite in its resonance. His compositions which have been cherished over centuries will continue to be treasured by the young and the old for all time to come, the Vice President said.
It is heartening to note that this tradition (Aradhana festival) has been maintained for 173 years and year after year, there is growing interest and participation in the festival that pays tributes to saint Thyagaraja. Mr Naidu complimented the Thyagabrahma Mahotsava Sabha for maintaining the tradition of conducting annual Aradhana festivals. (UNI)