ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
Tamil Cultural Academy is a registered non-profit organisation since 2001. It was formerly known as Tamil Nadu Arts & Cultural Academy. The academy has been organiser for many cultural programmes with reputed Carnatic Singers; the academy was also organiser of a number of Tamil Film Industry in recognition of hundreds of Artists for their contribution to the Tamil Art and Culture. As an evolution The Cultural Academy become Tamil Kalachara Sangam to Promote the Traditional Carnatic Music and Bharathanatyam since 2017.
ABOUT THE EVENT: WHAT AND WHY IS MEGA MARGAZHI ISAI VIZHA
Mega Margazhi Isai Vizha is a unique name with intent of recognizing the number of Tamil Poets and Carnatic Music Composers, who well articulated their devotion through their music centric literatures for several centuries.
Margazhi month in Tamil has a number of significance. In Bhagavat Gita lord Krishna says I am Margazhi among 12 months. Lord Shiva consumed the poison ‘Halahala’ in an act to protect the universe in this month. For the Deva loka this month is considered as Brahma mugurtha. This is the month for Bhakthi and Music in Tamil Culture. Carnatic Music and Bharathanatyam are the cultural wealth mostly belonging to Tamilnadu.
The Trinity of Carnatic music refer to the outstanding trio of composer-musicians of Carnatic music in the 18th century, being Tyagaraja, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Syama Sastri. Their contributions are continuity of Tamil Mummoorthigal – Muthu Thandavar, Arunachala Kavirayar & Marimuthu Pillai of 17th Century. Gopalakrishna Bharathi, the Tamil Poet and Music Composer was contemporary of Tyagaraja. These are some examples of Tamil Culture and Carnatic Music.
Music, Literature, Bhakthi are the tricolors of Tamil Culture. In the memories of Carnatic artists the association Month Margazhi is fabrication of Tamil literature with music and Bhakthi – e.g. Thiruppavai and Thiruvempavai. The songs and poems composed by Mahakavi Bharati, born in December, have become staples in the literary and musical repertoire of Tamil artistes throughout the world.
The reason of ‘Margazhi Isai Vizha’ is unlimited in these lines, which Tamil Kalachara Sangam has the vision to make it as the Mega Marghazhi Isai Vizha in the coming years for the Tamil Cultural followers world-wide
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