Krishnaveni Sangeetha Neerajanam in December

New Delhi, Nove 30, 2023: India is home to a rich tangible and intangible cultural legacy from times immemorial. In order to celebrate our heritage, a first of its kind festival is being organized in Vijayawada on the banks of River Krishna in the auspicious month of Karthika. Krishnaveni Sangeetha Neerajanam is being organized from 10 to 12 Dec, 2023 by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with Government of Andhra Pradesh and Sangeet Natak Akademi. The objective of this musical festival is to celebrate the rich heritage of classical music and help revive focus on Harikatha and Namasankeerthana traditions.

This much awaited event will bring together renowned artists and witness active participation from students representing music colleges of Andhra Pradesh and nearby states. The festival shall also feature exhibitions regional cuisine, local handicrafts and handlooms. The festival also aims to promote the hidden gems of the region including spiritual, heritage and eco, destinations.

As a curtain raiser to the main event, concerts are being organised at six venues on Nov 27, 2023. These include Bobilli, Rajahmundry, Lepakshi, Movva, Nellore and Kurnool. The prequel events feature performances by leading musicians of the country including Dr. Bhamidipaty Kanaka Durga Prasad, Dr. Manda Anantha Krishna, Vidwan Vinay Sarva, Vidwan Sri Malladi Suribabu, Smt K. Gayatri and Dr. Kothapalli Vandana.

Details of the prequel events are as follows:

Venue Time Artists

Venu Gopala Swamy Temple

5 to 6:30 pm Veena Concert by
Dr. Bhamidipaty Kanaka Durga Prasad and Group
Rajahmundry: Anam Kalashetram 5 to 6:30 pm Flute Concert by
Dr. Manda Anantha Krishna and Group
Lepakshi: Nandi Statue,
Near Veerabhadraswamy Temple
4 to 5:30 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by
Vid. Vinay Sarva and Group
Movva: Venugopala Swamy temple 5 to 6:30 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by
Vidwan Sri Malladi Suribabu and Group
Nellore: Sri Ranganthaswami Temple 4:30 to 6 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by
Smt K. Gayatri and Group
Kurnool: Government Music College 5 to 6:30 pm Carnatic Vocal Concert by Dr. Kothapalli Vandana and Group

The details of the main event to be held in December shall be shared subsequently.