>The 163rd aradhana of saint composer Sri Thyagaraja will be held from January 2 to 6, 2010. The main event of Pancharatna Kritis will be held on January 5 2010 morning.
Thyagaraja Aradhana is an annual Carnatic music festival held in January and February. Many exponents of Carnatic music come to perform and are watched by thousands of ardent fans of Indian classical music
Pancha Ratna Kritis will be sung every year on Pushya Bahula Panchami day when the saint attained samadhi under the auspices of Sri Thyagabrahma Mahotsava Sabha at the saint’s samadhi at Thiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu
The Pancharatna Kritis are: 1) Jagadananda Karaka – Raga Naata, 2) Dudukugala – Raga Gaula, 3) Sadhinchene – Raga Arabhi, 4) Kanakana Ruchira – Raga Varali, 5) Endaro Mahanubhavulu – Raga Sri
Saint Tyagaraja lived in the late 18th century and early 19th century in Tiruvayyaru in Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. His compositions are considered to be some of the finest in Carnatic music.