Muthuswamy Dikhsitar,
              Purandaradasa, Shyama Shastry, and Saint Thyagaraja

Saturday November 17 2018 - The 23rd Annual Aradhana - A musical tribute to great composers of Carnatic (South Indian) Music.
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Nath Auditorium, Hindu Temple of MN, 10530 Troy Lane Maple Grove MN

Admission: The event is free!

9:00 am
Pancharatnam rendition by Twin cities' and visiting musicians
10:00 am
Individual & Group Performances
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
Concert by Shri R Suryaprakash & Party
R Suryaprakash (Carnatic Vocal)
K V S Vinay (Violin)
Trivandrum Balaji (Mridangam)
Ghatam Karthick (Ghatam)
Tyagaraja Aradhana
3:00 pm
Vote of Thanks

About the program:

The Twin-Cities Aradhana has been a fixture of the Communities' calendar since 1995. Modeled after the tradition of Thyagaraja Aradhana, performed annually in Thiruvayyar, India, Aradhana's main purpose is to celebrate the works of and pay tributes to, Purandaradasa (considered the father of Carnatic music), the trinity of Carnatic music (Saint Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar and Shyama Shastri) and other great composers by rendering their select compositions. This is one of the rare opportunities to see and hear Carnatic music as a chorus presentation. (Carnatic music is almost always performed solo.).

Community / Local Singers: Please reach out to Smt. Anu Krishnan at 763-923-3156 or - to register, participate in aradhana and for rehearsal details

Program Details:

  • 09:00 am - Pancharatnam rendition
  • 10:00 am - Individual & Group Performances
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 12:30pm - Vocal Recital by R Suryaprakash
  • 03:00pm - Vote of Thanks


  • Take I494/I694 to I94 West toward St. Cloud.
  • From I94 West:, Take the MAPLE GROVE PARKWAY / CR-30 exit- EXIT 213.
  • Turn RIGHT onto CR-30 W / 95TH AVE N. Continue to follow CR-30 W. 1.6 miles
  • Stay on CR 30 West, (Go past Walmart(Left side)/WallGreens(Right side)) to CR101 and make a right on to CR101 North (Traffic Lights).
  • Go slow, Spot a Church on the left, go past it and make a right on to 101st Ave N
  • Make a Left on to Troy Ln. The Temple is at the dead end of Troy Ln.


IMSOM's Fall 2018 Concert Series has been is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, the UHG “Dollars for Doers” Grant, matching grants from Honeywell and US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, and the generosity of IMSOM’s members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM/106.7 FM).

The Nov 17 Aradhana is co-sponsored by Layyassaram.

For further information contact:

Ameeta Kelekar
Siddharth Iyengar


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