Ujjain: Latif, Rama mesmerize audience in Shravan Mmatohsav

Ujjain: Fourth evening of Shravan Mahotsav witnessed enthralling renditions of Hindustani classical music on violin and Bharatanatyam.

City-based violinist Abdul Hamid Latif’s performance will be etched in the minds of classical music lovers of the city for years to come. He received unparallel accompaniment from equally talented table player Himanshu Mahant of Banaras gharana. Their jugalbandi in later part of the performance forced audience to give a standing applause. The performance began with ‘bada khayal’ in Raga Yaman in vilambit ektaal. It was followed by ‘chhota khayal’ in same raga in madhyalaya teentaal and drutlaya ‘jhala’ in teentaal. One more rendition in ‘chhota khayal’ was performed in Raga Miyan-Malhar in drutlaya teentaal. He concluded his performance with a ‘dhun’ in Raga ‘Shivranjani’. Abdul Hamid’s son Sayyed Arshad also accompanied him on sarangi.

It was followed by Bharatnatyam by renowned artist Rama Baidyanathan. She began with rendition of ‘ardhnarishwar’ based on Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and was created by Adi Shankaracharya. A distraught Meerabai waiting for Lod Krishna was depicted in performance based bhajan ‘jhuk aayi badariya sawan ki’ based on Raga Megh-Malhar, Raga Varunpriya, Raga Jog and Raga Malika in aaditaal. A performance on song based on Raga Kalyani and aaditaal was given. She concluded with ‘Niv-Shiv Shivoham’. Sudha Raguraman on vocals, Sumod Sriharan on mridang, G Raghuraman on flute and Himanshu Shrivastava on nattuvangam accompanied her.

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