Tirupati, 1 Apr. 19: A grand and scintillating Sankeertana Goshti Ganam marked the commencement of the 516 Vardhanti Mahotsavam of Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya at the Annamacharya Kala Mandiram on Monday.
Earlier the artists of TTDs Annamacharya Project and other local singers rendered the Saptagiri Sankeertana. The Smt SJ Janani troupe from Chennai presented melodious sankeertans of Annamacharya and Harikatha Parayanam by project artist Smt P Jayanthi Savitri and team enthralled the audience.
Later in the evening Sangeeta sabha was presented by Smt P Pavani and team from Pune followed by a dance program by Kumari Manda Rajeshwari and Sahitya troupe.
Kumari Himachandana and Kumari Manasa from Hyderabad presented melodies of Annamacharya sankeertanas and mused the art lovers of temple city.
TTD Annamacharya project director Acharya B Vishwanatham, artists of Project and other officials participated.