September 5, 2016
by Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam
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CTU at Hanuman Mandir — Nama Ramayanam & Hanuman Chalisa

In continuation of the 40th year festivities of the Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam, CTU trained children and adults chanted the Nama Ramayanam and Hanuman Chalisa at the Hanuman Mandir of Greater Chicago in Glenview, IL on Saturday, 3 Sep 2016.

This CTU group was trained by Smt. Maragatham Mani according to the Smt. M.S.Subbulakshmi style.  The participants assembled at 4:45 PM for the chanting to begin at 5 PM.  After chanting both Nama Ramayanam and Hanuman Chalisa once, the group chanted the Nama Ramayanam again at the special request of the temple authorities.

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam welcomed the Hanuman Mandir to the Chicago community with a token contribution of 50 copies of a colored poster that graphically represented the actions symbolized by each Hanuman Chalisa slokam in Sanskrit.

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam thanks the Hanuman Mandir of Greater Chicago for this unique opportunity.

All participants received the blessings of Lord Hanuman in the form of the prasadam (Chundal, Kesari and Curd Rice) prepared by CTU volunteers.

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Participants

Please find below the children and adults who participated in the festivities in the alphabetical order of their last names.

Vocalists

  1. Shreya Anand
  2. Dhivya Chari
  3. Lavanya Chari
  4. Bhavyaa Chauhan
  5. Shardha Kumar
  6. Jamuna Easwaran
  7. Hrshikesh Guptha
  8. Pragnya Guptha
  9. Asha Hariprasad
  10. Shraddha Hariharan
  11. Srivibha Hariharan
  12. Karthik Iyer
  13. Sitara Iyer
  14. Vaibhav Iyer
  15. Lakshmi Jayaraman
  16. Cuddalore Kumar
  17. Deepasriya Kumar
  18. Neeraja Kumar
  19. Sharada Kumar
  20. Hiranmayee Kundeti
  21. Shivani Manimaran
  22. Athrey Nadhan
  23. Maya Nagaraj
  24. Varun Nagaraj
  25. Swathi Narasimhan
  26. Krishnarao Hariprasad
  27. Anirudh Prasanna
  28. Vanamaala Prasanna
  29. Mukund Rajesh
  30. Geetha Sadagopan
  31. Mukundagiri Sadagopan
  32. Vishnupriya SivaLakshmi Siva
  33. Uma Iyer
  34. Somu Iyer
  35. Indu Subramanian
  36. Samhita Subramanian
  37. Shweta Subramanian
  38. Kaamya Sundaresan
  39. Maragatham Sundaresan
  40. Vaibhav Sunkada
  41. Jyothi Sunkada
  42. Harini

Accompaniments

  • Srikumar Raja on Tabla
  • Samhita Subramanian on Cymbals

Special thanks to key CTU Coordinators and Youth Volunteers:

  • Uma and Somu Iyer for hosting the practice session at their residence on Friday, 2 Sep 2016
  • CTU Nama Ramayanam and Hanuman Chalisa Coordinator Smt. Shoba Jagadeesaiyer
  • CTU Youth Volunteer Kamya Sundaresan for assisting with all the Nama Ramayanam and Hanuman Chalisa practice sessions and capturing the attendance at the Hanuman Mandir function

Please send an e-mail to ctu {DOT} hc {AT} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam {DOT} org if there are any changes to be made to this list.