CTU 2018 Abhivandanam Sessions

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is glad to announce practice sessions for the performances during the CTU 2018 Abhivandanam to be held Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (HTGC).

Practice sessions for Utsava Sampradaya Krithis are already in progress.

This announcement is about the practice sessions for Nama Ramayanam, Lakshmi Ashtothram and  Hanuman Chalisa.

At CTU’s request, Smt. Maragatham Mani will be training these groups based upon the Smt. M.S. Subbalakshmi style of rendering these epic slokams.

Practice Schedule: To be announced in Feb 2018 

  • Practice sessions will be held for Nama Ramayanam, Lakshmi Ashtothram and Hanuman Chalisa depending upon the number of new registrants received
  • Review sessions will be held for Nama Ramayanam, Lakshmi Ashtothram and Hanuman Chalisa.


  • When you are registering for the CTU 2018 Abhivandanam practice sessions, you are registering for all three performances.  Participants are requested to attend all the practice sessions to ensure a well-coordinated performance for the CTU 2018 Abhivandanam.
  • Photographs from CTU practice sessions may be shared across CTU publications and CTU social media channels.

Questions: Please send e-mail to ctu {dot} hc {AT} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam {dot} org.

Registration Deadline: Wed, 7 Feb 2018

Children must be at least six years old to participate in these sessions.

Please fill out the required and optional information requested below.

Applicant Details
First Name
Last Name
Parents Email Address
Instrument played
Age (select 0 for adults)
Contact Details
Parent Name
Street Address
Parent Phone Number
Have you attended CTU practice sessions for the following performances in the past years (select all that apply)?
CTU is always looking for families to host these sessions at their residence. Please make the appropriate selection below. If it is not convenient to host a session at your residence, please consider contributing $50 towards hosting a session at an external hosting venue.

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