The bee that jumped the frontline and the bell that rings in prayers

With Sree Ramaseva Mandali hosting their 2017 edition of Sree Ramanavami music fest, Arati K Prasen spots who gets the front row and how bored children occupy themselves

Published: 14th April 2017 10:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2017 05:38 AM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: Bee Takes the Best Seat
Such is the sweetness of classical music  that even insects want a taste of it. As the harmonium played its enchanting notes, a bee flew through the crowd and sat on the mike stand - the best seat in the concert!

Music is Good, but Clay is Better
At the entrance of the music festival, six-year-old Ahiri sits with her family busy playing with clay. “I’m making noodles,” she proudly announces rolling up balls of blue clay. “It’s hard for her to sit through three hours of concerts so we let her play,” Ahiri’s mother says. “She can still hear the music and be exposed to this atmosphere. Yesterday, we brought building blocks.”

Begin with a Prayer
Every day starts with prayers to the idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana placed on the stage. The entire crowd is on its feet and murmurs of various prayers to Lord Rama are heard when the bell is rung. The elaborate decoration of the idol is done by the general secretary SN Varadaraj everyday.

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