‘Karuththuaandavar’ is the dance excerpt that the sishyas of guru Sudharani Raghupathy will prsent at Chidambaram on March 10, late night..
The dancers are Priya Murle, Preethi Ramaprasad, Deepthi Ravi, Aparajitha and Krithika Ravi
The orchestra is Sharanya – vocal, Guru Bharadwaj – mridangam, Vijayaraghavan – violin and Sashirekha Balasubramaniam-- nattuvangam
A note on Karuththuaandavar theme line -
Lord Shiva, the auspicious one is the Divine aspect of the Supreme Being (Brahman of the Upanishads) that continuously dissolves to recreate in the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and recreation of the universe.
Lord Shiva is the Lord of mercy and compassion. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger
Karuthaandavar is an offering to this dark hued Lord, who grants boons and bestowswisdom (karuththu) and purpose of life to his devotees.
Beginning with a traditional mallari, the dancers move on to the Thiruangamalai of Thirunaavukarasar - some beautiful verses by the saint poet that brings out the purpose of our very existence . The saint emphasis how each part of the human anatomy exists to venerate the Lord.