On Saturday, June 26, 2010, a grand Sadasiva Brahmendral Aradhana was celebrated by Shruti Laya in conjunction with the Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation.
The event consisted of two parts. First there was a group singing of five of the saint's compositions. A large group of almost fifty, including music teachers Smt. Savitri Ramanand, Smt. Ranganayaki Srinivasan, Smt. Nivedita Shivaraj, Smt.Hymadevi Nibhanipudi, and many students - adults and children - participated in this homage to Sri.Sadasiva Brahmendral.
Smt. Kiranavali announced that apart from the first krithi, she was following the Semmangudi tuning. But the many rarely heard songs, elaborated in major ragas with full neraval/swaras, presented a feast of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra to the ears, justifying the aradhana.
Sri.K.V.S Vinay on the violin beautifully complemented Smt. Kiranavali's singing with his nuanced bowing. Sri.Pravin Sitaram's mridangam was unobtrusive yet enhancing during the concert, and exploded in fireworks during the tani.
Sri. Sreenadh Jonnavithula and Sri. Shanthikumar welcomed the audience on behalf of Shruti Laya and Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation. Sri. Andali Raghunath spoke briefly about Sri.Sadasiva Brahmendral, and his dream of seeing this aradhana happen all over the world. Sri.Ramesh Ramasubramanian enlightened the audience with more details of the saint's life and compositions. Smt. Suhasini Jonnavithula introduced the artists for the featured concert. Smt.Nirmala Ramasubramanian delivered the musical appreciation of the concert.
Shruti Laya and Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation thank all the participants, artists and rasikas who made this first ever Sadasiva Brahmendral Aradhana celebration outside India a grand success. We hope to have their continued support to make this a regular annual event.