A “Natyaarpanam to Adhikaara Nandhi”- by Sugathan Mohandass

The Famous Adhikara Nandhi Festival of Lord Kapaleeswarar is celebrated in Mylapore on the Third Day of the Annual Brahmotsavam. Every year, a Special Pooja is organized on the previous day night to “Adhikaara Nandhi” by the “Thandarai Vaidhyar” Family – The Donors of the Silver Kavacham of the Adhikaara Nandhi Vahanam in the year 1917. It is the 102nd year celebration this year. This Family has been closely associated with The Mylapore Trio’s (Amarnath, Surendranath, Aparna) Foster Parents Late. Smt.Sumukhi, Shri.Rajasekharan & Grand Mother Smt.Nagammal for many generations and Sugathan is fostered by “The Mylapore Trio”. Hence a Rare and Exclusive opportunity is offered to Sugathan to perform on this auspicious occasion for the famous Song “Kaana Kankodi Vendum… Adhikaara Nandhi Sevaithanai” in a very vibrant and grand manner immensely soaked in Bhakthi with his body, mind and soul into it. (a Tamizh Keertanam composed by Shri. Papanasam Sivan, specifically on this “Adhikaara Nandhi Utsavam” on the 3rd day of Panguni Brahmotsavam of Lord Kapaleeswara - Mylapore)


This is the 7th consecutive year he is performing in front of this Silver Adhikaara Nandi Vahana with great dedication, piety, veneration and reverence. Sugathan said "It was a rare coincidence that I performed in front Adhikaara Nandi Vahana on my Birthday (Tuesday 12th March, 2019) this year and felt blessed with a divine experience. I am an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva especially Lord Kapaleeswara and my affinity towards Mylapore is enigmatic and hence this soulful dedication to Lord Kapaleeswara". It was a blissful experience for the devotees as well since it was a heavenly dance performance. Sugathan also danced to the popular Dhikshitar's Kriti "Ardhanareeshwaram"  in a very lively manner and created a niche for himself in Divine Dancing for God. The devotees at Kapali temple not only had a darshan of Adhikaara Nandi Vahanam but also the divine dance of the Sugathan in complete adoration. The audience were spellbound and gave a thumping applause to his dancing.

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