Vazhuvoor S Palaniappan

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Vazhuvoor S Palaniappan is a Nattuvanar from Tamil Nadu. He belongs to the Vazhuvoor lineage.

Early life[edit]

Guru Vazhuvoor S Palaniappan is born in 1961 to Guru Vazhuvoor R. Samraj and Kamala, in Chennai. He is the first grandson of Guru Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai. Guru Vazhuvoor S.Palaniappan learnt Carnatic music from Chidambaram S. Gopalakrishnan, elder brother of Chidambaram C.S. Jayaraman. Guru Vazhuvoor S.Palaniappan learnt Mridangam from Vidwan Ratnasabapathi and Vidwan Vinayagaram. Guru Vazhuvoor S Palaniappan learnt the Bharathanatyam basics from Guru Muthuswamy Pillai before joining his grand father Guru Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai &  father Guru Vazhuvoor Samraj's profession. Guru Vazhuvoor S.Palaniappan has had the privilege of watching Kumari K.J Sarasa, Chitra Visveswaran, Dr.Padma Subramaniam, Kamala & Radha, Kanaka, E.V. Saroja being trained by his grand father & father.


Guru Vazhuvoor S.Palaniappan started learning Nattuvangam at the age of 12 and accompanied his father in his concerts from the year 1978. He has done Nattuvangam for many of his disciples' performances conducted in the Ulaga Tamil Manadu held in Mauritis, Swati Tirunal Festival in Travancore Palace, Andal Charitram in Chicago Aurora during Mahakumbabishekam of Srinivasa Temple, Bhartanatyanjali in Tanjore Brahadeswarar temple, Festival Celebrations of 1000 years held at the Tanjore Big Temple, World Classical Tamil meet, Tiruvarur Music College, Karur Music College and Natyanjali festivals conducted in Mayiladuthurai, Pandhanallur, Chidambaram, Thiruvarur, Karur, Tanjore,Thiruvadaimarudhur, Naradha Gana Sabha and many more. He has also choreographed for 12 songs on Lord Muruga penned by ex-Chief Secretary T.V.Venkataraman.


His family members consist of his wife Prashanthi; his eldest daughter Rajitha Mahalakshmi, a dancer and his youngest daughter Rupa Varshini, a dancer and singer.


Guru Vazhuvoor S Palaniappan has been given the title "Mayura Nattuvangananmani" by Mayura Natyanjali Trust.

See also[edit]

Vazhuvoor style


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