"దేశ భాషలందు తెలుగు లెస్స" - తుళువ రాజు శ్రీకృష్ణదేవరాయ
"dESa bhAshalaMdu telugu lessa" - tuLuva rAju SrI kRshNadEvarAya
Telugu is the sweetest among all languages of the Land - Great Tuluva Emperor Sri Krishnadeva Raya, 16th Century

తెలుగు మాట...తేనె ఊట
TELUGU...a language sweeter than honey

మంచిని పంచుదాము వడపోసిన తేనీటి రూపం లో
తేనెకన్న మంచిదని తెలుగును చాటుదాము వేనోల్ల
ఇదే నా ఆకాంక్ష, అందరి నుంచి కోరుకునె చిరు మాట

"TELUGU - Italian of the East" - Niccolo Da Conti, 15th Century


"సుందర తెలుంగిళ్ పాటిసైతు" - శ్రీ సుబ్రహ్మణ్య భారతి
"suMdara teluMgiL paaTisaitu" - SrI subrahmaNya bhArati
Let us sing in Sweet Telugu - Tamil poet Sri Subrahmanya Bharati, 20th Century

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Avadhanam on Ghantasala songs

Ghantasala's birth anniversary on Monday
  • Professor of Medicine will be quizzed on the songs by experts
  • A స్వర యాత్ర (swara yatra) will be taken out in the city
HYDERABAD: December 4 will be a special day for the lovers of the legendary singer Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.

Coinciding with the singer's 84th birth anniversary, the Department of Culture has lined up a series of programmes. The highlight will be an `avadhanam'(an experiment which tests the performer's repertoire and memory skills) on Ghantasala's songs, to be rendered by Syed Rahamatullah, Professor of Medicine in Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, here.

The `Avadhanam' would last for an hour, where he would be quizzed by `pruchakas' (questioners), according to Director of Culture R. V. Prasada Raju.

The day will start of with fans of the late singer participating in `Swara yatra' to be taken out from Telugu Talli statue to the Ravindra Bharati venue where the statue of Ghantasala will be garlanded. Musician P. Sangeeta Rao, who used to play the harmonium for Ghantasala will be felicitated on the occasion.

Courtesy: The Hindu


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