Dear Visitors and Friends
This is an open invitation from Shanmukhapriya Foundation to all visitors, well wishers and friends to participate in the upcoming Vipanchika Mahotsavam 2019, a two day festival dedicated exclusively for honouring the divine instrument Veena, on the auspicious occasion of Vasanth Panchami during February 9th Saturday and 10th Sunday.
Shanmukhapriya Foundation is a non-profit research institution that works towards the promotion of South Indian Carnatic Music and Veena. Shanmukhapriya School of Music, an integral part of Shanmukhapriya Foundation has successfully completed 21 years in the domain of teaching Carnatic Music and Veena.
Veena is one of the three principal musical instruments mentioned in the vedic literature, the other two being the Venu (flute) and Mrindanga. Veena is said to be in existence from the time of Rig Veda and can be called as the queen of all instruments without a second thought. It is referred to as a celestial instrument because there are several sculptures and pictures of Saraswathi, Narada, Hanuman and Dakshinamoorthy (Veenaadhaara Dakshinamoorthy) playing the instrument.