Report by Michael Rodrigues
Pics by Flavin D’Souza Shirva
Team Mangalorean Udupi
Udupi: ‘Astavadhana’ is an art developed for talent, knowledge, grasping power, dedication, capacity and exploration of mind, said 'Ashtavadhani' Umesh Gowtham Nayak.
He was expressing his views over literature and art at the 'Ashtavadhana' programme held in Shankerapura church hall, aimed at inculcating capacity for appreciating art with a thrust over literary criticism and for analyzing things for betterment and improvisations.
K S Shridhar Moorty, retired Kannada lecturer from St Mary Pre University College, Shirva, in his Introductory speech, referred to the distinct art form and its inimitable style. He called 'Ashtavadhana' and essentially Indian art and threw light on the distinct art form.
In the 'Avadhana' programme held, Raghavendra Rao of Padubidri threw a challenge to Nisheshadhakshari to write verse on appreciating rain gods, comparing rains to 'Rowdra Ramani'. Datha Pathi Vasudev Bhat, Nitte read his versification on clouds, umbrella, bridge, flesh and such rare imagery's, while Kalyanpur Narayana M Hegde, read his poetry in appreciation of the shining moon on new moon in Vardhikya Shatpadi (a pattern in versification).
Brahmavar Chandrashekar Kedlaya sang on Mohana Raga, pleading Mukunda in Roopatala in Ashu Kirtana, Ashvita Kumari Ambika presented short poetry snippets on Jesus Christ and the Institution named after him, Talipady Sridhar D S recited poetry over the description of sunrise and thunder by the rain gods, and Devendra Nayak Shirva read out lines from S Sridhar Murthy's poetry to the audience.
Umesh Nayak, who listened to everything patiently, answered everything befittingly and sang by maintaining tune, tempo and rhythm melodiously. He won appreciation from the entire audience.
Anil D'Sa welcomed the guests. Secretary Prakash Noronha, honorary president Vincent Alva and B Pundalik Marathe were present on the occasion.