Every year, Bharathi Kala manram provides a stage for those who wish to participate in the Festival on a non-competitive basis and for those who simply want to pay their musical homage to Sri Thyagaraja.

This year the festival is being conducted from April 24th-26th, 2020.  Individual singing will be conducted on the morning of April 25th, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The individual participation commences as soon as the group rendering of the Pancharatna Krithis are over.

If you would like to participate in the individual participation, please read the following regulations carefully, and follow the instructions that appear below:


Rules for participation in BKM’s Annual Saint Thyagaraja Festival:

  • Individual participation is restricted to Thyagaraja krithis only as we feel this is appropriate for a function of this nature.

  • Participation is typically for reserved Manram members and they will be given priority. We urge participants to become members to ensure fairness and equal opportunity to all.

  • Please limit your homage to a maximum of strictly 5 minutes and only one krithi. There are many people who wish to pay their homage to Thyagaraja, and your co-operation in this regard is essential.

  • Please do not perform any alapana, niraval or kalpana swaram. This restriction does not apply to chitta swarams that appear in compositions.

  • If you wish, you may bring your own accompaniments. No solos for the accompanists are allowed.

  • Individual slots are filled in a random order.

If you agree to these conditions, please fill out the registration form to submit your entry.

Thank you.


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