In a momentous triumph, the illustrious Flute maestro, Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar, has emerged as the laureate of the prestigious Guruvayurappan Kshetra Kala Puraskaram-2023, a distinguished accolade presented by the esteemed Guruvayur Devaswom.
The esteemed award entails an exquisite golden locket, intricately embellished with a 10-gram depiction of Guruvayurappan, a monetary grant amounting to Rs. 55,555, and an accompanying citation that reverberates with praise for her exceptional contributions.
The formal conferral of this esteemed honor is slated to take place during a cultural gala harmonized with the forthcoming Ashtami Rohini festival, scheduled for September 6, within the hallowed precincts of the Melpathur Auditorium in Guruvayur. A crescendo of cultural festivities will grace the event, where Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar herself will grace the stage with a mesmerizing flute recital, captivating the audience with her melodious prowess.
Since its inauguration in 1989, the Kshetra Kala Puraskaram, a distinguished award consecrated by the Guruvayur Devaswom, has ardently championed the cause of nurturing temple-centric art forms. Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar’s ascendancy within the realm of flute recitals has been a luminous beacon, earning her numerous accolades, including the esteemed Kalaimamani Puraskaram bestowed upon her by the Tamil Nadu government.