Thyagaraja Aradhana or Thyagaraya Aradhanotsavam is a tribute to saint composer Sri Tyagaraja swamy. In 2016, Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana date is January 28.
The 168th aradhana of saint composer Sri Thyagaraja Swamigal will be held between January 6 and January 10 at the saint’s samadhi on the banks of Cauvery in Thiruvaiyaru.
Actual aradhana, when musicians will sing the pancharathna kritis of the saint in chorus, will be held on January 28, Pushya Bagula Panchami day when the saint attained samadhi. Musicians will sing in chorus between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on January 28.
On aradhana day, Mahabishekam will be performed to the idol of Thyagaraja at the samadhi. Unchavruthi bhajan will be taken out from the residence of the saint on Thirumanjana Veedhi to the samadhi. Procession of the idol of Sri Thyagaraja will be taken out with Pancharathna Mallari music on January 28, evening.
It is celebrated worldwide but Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana is the most famous celebration which observed as Pancharatna Kriti festival.
Sri Thyaraja swamy was the saint composer who composed many kritis or sankeerthanas in carnatic music. He lived in Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu in 19th Century. The famous Thyagaraja Aradhana Utsavam is held at his Samadhi on Pushya Bahula Panchami, the fifth day in second half of Pushya masam.
You can contact at the below given address and phone numbers for passes and accommodation, etc..
For Puja Kainkarya at the Samadhi contact:
Sadguru Sri Tyagabrahma Aradhana Kainkarya Trust,
Plot 6, Sri Krishna Kripa, Karpagamabl Nagar,
Phone- 9840922616 / 9360332942.
Bengaluru (Bangalore) Mobile Number is 9845043927
Thyagaraja Aradhana in Previous Years
In 2015, Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana date was January 10. Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana 2014 date was January 21.
Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana 2013 date was January 31. It was 166th Thyagaraja Aradhana utsavam. Thyagaraja Aradhnotsavam was held for 5 days in Pushya month every year. In 2013, from January 27 to 31. The main event of Pancharatna Kritis was held on January 31.
Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana 2012 date was January 13. It was 165th Thyagaraja Aradhana utsavam. Thyagaraja Aradhnotsavam is held for 5 days in Pushya month every year. In 2012, from January 9 to 13. The main event of Pancharatna Kritis will be held on 13 January from 9 am to 10 am.
The music festival was celebrated from 21 January to 25 January in 2011.