Young people will learn to play nagaswaram, thavil and will be trained in classical music
The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department will open a music school at the Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple in Tiruttani, Tiruvallur District, to teach young people how to play the nagaswaram, thavil and other temple-related instruments, and train in classical music.
Minister PK Sekarbabu, who inspected the school location on Thursday at a cost of 50 lakh, said a room was available at the site where the school would be inaugurated. “Once the building is ready, the school will be moved there and other subjects will be added,” he said.
Earlier, the minister visited the temple of Subramaniaswamy, where the repair work of the golden temple car is almost completed. “The Silver Temple car will soon be renovated. Steps leading up to rajagopuram must be completed, and three mandapams, along the path of the walkers, will be rebuilt, ”he said. Regarding the request for an alternative path up the hill, he said the Forestry Department requested 7 acres of land in exchange and land had also been identified.
At the temple of Vadaranyeswarar in Thiruvalangadu, the soolam (trident) of Bhadrakali will be replaced. “The old one disappeared several years ago, but no complaints to the police were filed at the time. The gurukal the official died and the official retired. The priest said in writing that he had placed a new trident in place of the missing trident. But it looks like a level rather than a trident. We will therefore seek legal advice on what can be done in this case, ”Sekarbabu said.
He was accompanied by HR&CE Commissioner J. Kumaragurubaran and other officials.