Swathi Sangeethotsavam in Thiruvananthapuram - Jan. 4 to 14, 2020

A grand 11-day music festival at the magnificent courtyard of Kuthiramalika, also known as Puthenmalika will be held from Jan. 4 to 14, 2020.

The Swathi Sangeethotsavam is a commemorative festival of Indian Classical music conducted annually in honour of Maharajah Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma of Travancore, who was also a musician and composer.

The festival is held at the palace grounds where the royal composer is said to have composed many kritis.

This year the festival is held at 6 p.m. on all the days from Jan.4 to 14, 2020.

The schedule:

January 4, 2020 - Saturday

Ms. Amrutha Venkatesh – Vocal, Rajeev Mukundan – Violin, S.J.Arjun Ganesh - Mridangam, Dr. S. Karthick  – Ghatam, Payyanur Govindaprasad – Morsing

January 5, 2020 - Sunday

Prince Sri Rama Varma - Vocal, Avaneeswaram  S.R.Vinu - Violin, B.Harikumar - Mridangam, Dr S.Karthick - Ghatam, Payyanur Govindaprasad - Morsing

January 6, 2020 - Monday

Carnatica Brothers K.N.Shashikiran and P. Ganesh – Vocal Duet, S.R.Mahadev Sarma - Violin, Mulankadakam Ramji - Mridangam, Udipi Sridhar - Ghatam, Tirunakkara Rethish -vMorsing

January 7, 2020 - Tuesday

H. Ratnaprabha – Vocal, S.R.Rajashree - Violin, Dr. G.Babu - Mridangam, Adichanaloor Anilkumar - Ghatam, Tirunakkara Rethish – Morsing

January 8, 2020 - Wednesday

Amith Nadig – Flute, Avaneeswaram S.R.Vinu – Violin, Chengalam Sinesh - Mridangam, Trivandrum Rajesh - Ghatam, Paravur Gopakumar – Morsing

January 9, 2020 - Thursday

O.S.Arun – Vocal, S.R.Mahadev Sarma – Violin, Nanjil Arul - Mridangam, Manjoor Unnikrishnan – Ghatam

January 10, 2020 - Friday

S. Saketharaman - Vocal, Trivandrum Sampath - Violin, N.C.Bharadwaj - Mridangam, Vazhapally Krishnakumar – Ghatam

January 11, 2020 - Saturday

Vishnudev Namboodri – Vocal, Trivandrum Sampath – Violin, Palghat Mahesh Kumar – Mridangam, Perukavu Sudheer – Ghatam

January 12, 2020 - Sunday

Amritha Murali – Vocal, Dr. Hemalatha – Violin, Bombay Ganesh – Mridangam, Velatanjoor Sreejith – Ghatam, Bhagyalakshmi M.Krishna - Morsing

January 13, 2020 - Monday

Prof T.V.Gopalakrishnan – Vocal, S.Varadarajan - Violin, B.Vijay Natesan - Mridangam, V.Suresh - Ghatam

January 14, 2020 - Tuesday

Sanjay Subrahmanyan – Vocal, S.Varadarajan – Violin, Neyveli Venkatesh – Mridangam, Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira

Kuthira malika (Mansion of Horses), is a palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, close to Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple.  The palace gets its name from the 122 horses that are carved into the wooden wall brackets that support the southern roof of the palace.

Visitors to the festival may also visit the Palace Museum within the campus. Museum timings:  8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Monday closed)There is an entry fee as well as Camera Fee. No photos are allowed inside the museum. Visitors to the museum must remove footwear before entering the inner palace and must be accompanied by a guide. The guide waits for a batch of at least 5 visitors to accompany.

This festival is organized by H.H. Sir Rama Varma Maharaja of Travancore Trust. Any donation to the trust is exempt under 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Contact writetoramavarma@gmail.com or kuthiramalika@gmail.com for more info.

Revathi R
With inputs from http://ramavarma.yolasite.com/