Chi. Sugathan Mohandass – A Kalakshetra Alumnus and The Secretary of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation performed a “Sacred Dance” in front of “Adhikaara Nandhi Vahanam” at Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, for the 4th year on the eve of Adhikaara Nandi Utsavam (15-3-2016) for the famous Song “Kaana Kankodi Vendum… Adhikaara Nandhi Sevaithanai” (a Tamizh Keertanam composed by Shri. Papanasam Sivan on Lord Kapaleeswarar and Goddess Karpagambal - Mylapore).
He also danced to “Ganga Stothram” the verses of Shri. AdhiShankaracharyar in a very vibrant manner since his body, mind and soul had immensely soaked in the sacred Ganges in Kasi, after his pilgrimage to Varanasi last summer-that was the impact of Kasi on him. He has created a niche for himself in Divine Dancing for God.
The devotees at Kapali temple not only had a darshan of Adhikaara Nandi Vahanam but also the divine dance of the Sugathan in complete veneration. Adding on to the pious flavor, this year Sugathan for the first time performed with full dance costume with salangai which was a visual treat to one and all. The spell bound audience expected few more numbers but he could not continue as it was already late in the night.
Every year, special Pooja is organized on the previous day night of the “Adhikaara Nandhi” Festival by the “Thandarai Vaidhyar” Family – The Donors of the Silver Kavacham of the Adhikaara Nandhi Vahanam (1917). It is the 99th year completion of the donorship. This Family has been closely associated with The Mylapore Trio’s (S. Amarnath, S. Surendranath, S. Aparna) Parents Late. Smt. Sumukhi, Shri. Rajasekharan & Grand Mother Smt. Nagammal for many generations. and Sugathan is fostered by “The Mylapore Trio”. Hence, this Blessed & Rare opportunity for Chi. Sugathan to perform on this auspicious occasion and he wishes & prays to continue his divine dancing throughout for the Almighty….
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