A three-day Sangeet Sammelan (musical concert series) is being hosted by the Sri Maha Periyava Mani Mantapam in collaboration with Cleveland Thyagaraja festival at the Bridgewater Balaji temple, NJ.
The event will be inaugurated on April 21 followed by a violin concert. The second day will feature flute and carnatic vocal concerts as well as dance showcases by students of Nirupama Chandrasekharan’s Sriyam Institute of Dance, Music and Culture and Chitra Ramaswamy’s Sanskriti School of Dance.
The last day will also have multiple concerts and a choir program by students of Sudha Ram, Nirmala Rajesh, Sudha Srinivasan, Lakshmi Srinivasan and Ravi Srinivasan.
According to a news release, the temple will be consecrated in a grand ceremony on July 3 to 5 at Flemington. It will be attended by vedic scholars, dignitaries, ministers and religious heads. “We look forward to showcasing all these in addition to the traditional granite carvings on the temple to the thousands of devotees who would be attending the Maha Kumbabishekam event in July 2023,” Suri Subramanian, founder of Sanatana Dharma Foundation that is building the temple, said.