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LOTUS May 2018 concerts

Date: saturday, MAY 12th, 2018

TIME: 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM

Venue: SANATHANA DHARMA KENDRA


3102 Landess Ave,

San Jose, CA 95132

Phone: 408 481 9242

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All are welcome to attend these free concerts. Please feel free to spread this message to your friends and relatives.



Concert #1 - Junior        1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Manomay Subban (Jr-Violin)
Mahesh (Mrudangam)


Concert #2 - Junior        2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Shashvath Iyer (Vocal)
Urmika Balaji  (Violin)
Pranav Tirumalai (Mrudangam)


Concert #3 - Junior        3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Vaibhav Prakash  (Vocal)
Aishwarya Anand (Violin)
Sriram Subramanian  (Mrudangam)
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 Manomay Subban (Jr-Violin)

Manomay is a disciple of Vid.B.Raghuram, 14 years old Manomay is a 9th grader @ Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California. He is learning Violin and Harmonium from B.Raghuram from 15th May 2010, from past 8 years. He has performed several concerts in Bengaluru and in Bay Area.

Manomay won the Purple and Gold Award 2018 WORLD LANGUAGE from Monta Vista High School. He won the Gita Championship 2015 from ISKCON of Silicon Valley, Mountainview, California. He is also a US17 badminton player.


Mahesh (Mrudangam)
Mahesh Vashishtha began learning mridangam from Shri Frank Bennet in 2010. Since 2011, he has been a student of Shri Neyveli Narayanan. He has also studied singing under Smt. Padma Kutty. He has been performing at concerts in the US and India since 2011.
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Shashvath Iyer (Vocal)

Shashvath Iyer is a sixth grader at Basis Independent School in Fremont, California. He had his musical initiation with Guru Sri.Hari Devanath and has been learning Carnatic vocal music from his father and guru Sri.Vivek Sundararaman at Sri Paduka Academy since the age of five. He has also been learning violin from Sri. Saravanapriyan Sriraman for the past three years. He has participated and won prizes in several events like Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, OSAAT, Kala aradhana,  Papanasam Sivan and Annamacharya Aradhana. He is a spelling bee enthusiast, loves basketball trivia and is an avid Warriors fan. Shashvath's other interests include writing short stories, reading books and playing basketball. 


Urmika Balaji  (Violin)

Urmika Balaji is a 7th grader at Sunnyvale Middle School. She was initiated into Carnatic violin by her father Mahesh Balaji at the age of 7. In Summer of 2015, she was fortunate to come under the tutelage of Sangita Kalanidhi Padmashri A. Kanyakumari. She learns western violin from Ms. Hannalore Dietrich and is the first violin chair in her school orchestra. She has learnt Carnatic vocal from Sri Paduka Academy. She is also guided by her uncle K. Chandrashekaran. She enjoys to paint and is an avid reader. 


Pranav Tirumalai  (Mrudangam)

Pranav is a disciple of Kala Sevaniratha Sri Trichur C. Narendran, one of the prime and early disciples of Sri Palghat Raghu. Sri. Trichur C. Narendran has the great  privilege of accompanying more than five generations of musicians. Pranav was initiated into Mrdangam under the able guidance of Sri. Ravindrabharathy Sridharan. He also learns Carnatic vocal from Sri. C.R. Vaidyanathan, disciple of Sri. P.S.Narayanaswamy. Pranav has been blessed to accompany vidwans & students of various music schools of Bay Area. He enjoys listening to music and observing techniques of great artists. Pranav is a sophomore at Mission San Jose High School, Fremont. Basketball and Tennis are his favorite sports.
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Vaibhav Prakash  (Vocal)

Vaibhav is a 6th grader at Gale Ranch middle school, San Ramon. He is a disciple of Smt.Chandrika Pai. Vaibhav has participated in vocal competitions and have won many prizes including Cleveland Tyagaraja aradhana. He also learns Mirudangam from Sri.Gopi lakshminarayanan and has been accompanying many local music schools. Apart from music Vaibhav loves biking and playing outside.


Aishwarya Anand (Violin)

Aishwarya Anand is a vocal and violin disciple of Guru Smt. Anuradha Sridhar. She is the great granddaughter of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri.T.K.Jayarama Iyer. Ashwsrya also plays the western violin.


Sriram Subramanian (Mridangam)

Sriram Subramanian is a 10th grader at DVHS, San Ramon. Sriram is currently learning mridangam from Sri. Gopi Lakshminarayanan and Sri. Trichur C. Narendran. 
Prior to that, he was a student of Sri. Sekhar Sarukkai. Sriram had his mridangam arangetram in August 2016, accompanying Sangeetha Rathnakara Vidwan Neyveli Shri. R. Santhanagopalan. He has participated and won prizes in Cleveland, OSAAT and Papanasam Sivan competitions. He also learns Carnatic vocal from Smt. Chandrika Pai.