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Highlights of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya 601st Jayanthi Festival 

Sri Venkateswara Annamacharya Society of America commemorated the 601st Jayanthi of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya on 9th May 2009
at SVASA premises and at Laxmiharayan Mandir, 9292 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA, USA.

The commemoration festival started 9 May at 6Am in the SVASA premises Riverside with Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatham followed by Sri Venkateswara Namocharana, Gurudeva Prardhana (SreeMathvadeeya), and Guru Sthuthi Sankeerthanam (Hariyavathaarameethadu, Appani Varaprasadi, Hariyavathaarame Aathandithadu, and Sarananti Maathani).  The morning services concluded at 7:30am with Harathi.  In the afternoon the devotees took the "Uregimpu" procession to the Laxminarayan Mandir at 4pm.

                         

     Uregimpu Pictures              Sankeerthana Recital Pictures

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The evening services began with the introduction of Annamcharya, his life and works by Sri Satya Duvvuri.  The Sankeerthana recital commenced with the Gurudeva Prardhana (Sreemathvadeeya) by Smt. Annapurna Duvvuri followed by SVASA core singers reciting Sankeerthanas of Annamcharya including Saranu Saranu Surendra Sannutha, Dolayanchala, Vanday Vasudevam, Mooday Maatalu, Thaanay Kakevveru Maaku, Bhavayami Gopala Balam etc.  The core singers included Annapurna Duvvuri, USha & Sahithi Rani, Sudha & Sravya Kotha, Sridevi Eranki, Sudha Kasichainula, Madhavi Chemuturi, Devi Mantha, Sunitha Anna, Srisha Karra, Murali P. Vasudevan, and Apparao Duvvuri.  Other local vocalists that rendered the Sankeerthanas were Vasantha Batchu with her students, Vaidehi Gollakota with her students, Sesha M. Bandakavi, Ramarao Vaarigonda, and youngsters Swtha & Mridula visiting from India.

Vaidehi Gollakota, once an AIR artist teaming with Late Mallik, brought back memories of 70s by reciting rare compositions tuned by Late Mallik like Shoghaname Shobhaname, Rammanave Maani Rachanalu, and Paluku Thenela Thalli in Madhyamavathi.  The Sankeerthana recital continued for four hours till 8:30pm.  The concluding Sankeerthanas "Harinamamu Kadu Anandakaramu' and "Mangalamu Govindunaku" were rendered by the core group of SVASA and the other singers joined the chorus.  "Mangala Harathi" was offered at 8:45pm.  Prasdam was served to the devotees after the conclusion of the events.
Murali P. Vasudevan provided the violin accopmaniment, Vasantha Batch and students provided the Veena support, and Satya Duvvuri, president of SVASA, provided the commentary that was hailed by the attending devotees.  SVASA distributed the "Annamacharya Sankirtana Panchashathi" book, the "Annamacharya Sankirtana Sanjeevani" and "Annamayya Padamritham" audio CDs, DVDs of "Annamayya Harikatha", the 6th Centennial live program, and some other SVASA programs to the interested devotees.

Namo Venkatesaya

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