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Sree Guruvayurappan Chembai Puraskaram for vocalist Parassala Ponnammal
GURUVAYUR, October 31: Sree Guruvayurappan Chembai Puraskaram, instituted by Sree Krishna Temple, Guruvayur, will be presented this year to Carnatic vocalist Parassala Ponnammal. The award, comprising a cash prize of Rs 50,001, a gold locket of Sree Guruvayurappan, a citation and ponnadai, will be presented to Ponnammal on the inaugural day of Chembai Sangeetholsavam to be held at Melpathur Auditorium in Guruvayur on November 13. The award was instituted in memory of the late Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar.

The Chembai Sangeetholsavam runs till November end. On the Ekadasi day, the concerts are dedicated to Chembai who was known for his musical prayers at this famed temple on Ekadasi. On this day, artistes will perform the pancharatna kritis and five favourite songs of Chembai.