Thyagaraja Music Festival

Time: January every year
Venue: Thiruvaiyaru in Tamilnadu
Duration: 8 days
Highlight: It is celebrated in the memory of the great saint Tyagraja

Thyagaraja music festival, as the name suggests, is celebrated in the memory of the great saint cum musician Tyagraja. It is held on an annual basis in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu, where Tyagraja spent his whole lifetime and also attained Samadhi. The festivity is an eight day long musical show, which is graced by the leading Carnatic singers and musicians from all parts of the country. Thyagaraja musical festival is usually hosted in the month of January.

The main attraction of the Thyagaraja music festival is the group performance by the prominent musicians of the Pancharathna Krithis. To honor the works and pay homage to the great saint Tyagraja, what can be a better idea than the performance of Pancharathna Krithis, his five compositions that came to be popularly known as the five gems. Thyagraja is admired for his five gems even today. He is and will remain the role model for all those associated with Carnatic music.

How to get there

By Air: The nearest airport to reach Thiruvaiyaru is at Tiruchirapalli, which is located at a distance of about 71 kms. Regular flights are operated from this airport. Thus, the place is well connected to the major cities of the country by air.

By Rail: Nearest railway station is situated at Thanjavur, which is very well linked to the important cities such as Trichy, Madurai, Nagore etc.

By Road: There is a direct bus service from Thanjavur, which lies at a distance of 13kms from Thiruvaiyaru.