Nellore: Noted singer S.P Balasubrahmanyam who has been following the tradition of organizing the Bhikshatana Purvaka Tyagaraja Aradhanotsavalu in Nellore, which was started by his father and Harikatha exponent Sambamurthy, donated his house, where his family resided. It will house a Vedic school.
He formally handed over a building located at Tipparajuvari street, the prime area of the city, to the seer of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamy, on 11 February. Seer Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swami said the Peetham would use the premises to run a Vedic school.
He appreciated the singer’s generosity and praised the noble ideals of his father, Sripathi Panditaradhyula Sambamurthy, who initiated Thyagaraja Aradhana Utsavalu in the city. The event is organised to collect alms from the people of the city by singing keerthans. He was glad the singer is following the tradition by extending his support. He emphasized the need to learn the Vedas, Carnatic music, great epics, and Ithihasas so that people develop an interest in Indian culture and tradition.
Meanwhile, Balasubrahmanyam said he was happy that Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is going to turn his house into a Vedic school. He said the Peetham had given him an opportunity to utilize the premises for a noble cause.