May 12, 2000
Smt. Rajeswari Pariti hails from a musical family of Andhra Pradesh.
Her father, Vainika Ratna Late Sri Ayyagari Someswara Rao was a great Veena
I knew Rajeswari from her childhood. She attained a very good standard in Veena playing under the expert guidance of her father, Sri Someswara Rao.
Rajeswari is a good performing artiste and an experienced teacher. She is also an A Grade artiste of All India Radio.
Mrs. Rajeswari has written the notation for Pancharatnams of Saint Tyagaraja,
duly following the traditional renderings of Vidwans for Chicago Tyagaraja
My blessings to Rajeswari for the success of her efforts in propagating the traditional Carnatic music in United States of America as a good teacher and a performing artiste.
Nedunuri Krishna Murthy
July 16, 1998
Smt. Rajeswari Pariti belongs to a family of Vainikas. From the childhood she took up playing on Veena. Recently, I had the good opportunity to listen to her concert on July 15th., 1998 at Ragasudha Hall in Mylapore, Chennai.
All aspects are good in her renderings: Raga alapana which contains all that one will expect to be; Krithis are played with full of Bhava both Sahitya & Raga; perfect alignment of Laya & Sruthi.
In all, I can say she is a fullfledged Veena artist.
I wish her all success in her career as a Veena artist.
T.K. Govinda Rao
On Sunday, the 22nd of March, 1998, the Carnatic Music Association of
Georgia (CAMAGA) organized a veena concert by Smt. Rajeswari Pariti,
accompanied on the veena by her daughter Smt. Swati Dokka, and on the mridangam by Dr. Ram Sriram, at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale,
Smt. Pariti presented this concert in the traditional cutcheri format.
She opened with a varnam in Saveri, followed by "Vatapi Ganapatim", the
Dikshithar piece in Hamsadhwani. She then rendered Saint Thyagaraja's Pancharatna kriti "Entaro" in Sriragam. She followed with two more
compositions of Saint Thyagaraja - "Banturithi" in Hamsanaadham and "Nagumomu" in Aabheri. Smt. Pariti then played an alapana of Bhairavi, and
followed it up with the Thyagaraja kriti "Upacharamu". Next was the Patnam Subrahmania Iyer composition in Kathanakuthookalam, "Raghuvamsa". Smt.
Pariti then played a detailed ragam-tanam-pallavi in Shanmukhapriya in Adi talam. The pieces that followed included "Venkatachala Nilayam" in Sindhu
Bhairavi, an Annamacharya composition in Behag, a Telugu folk song, a piece in Punnagavarali, and a Sanskrit slokam.
I felt that Smt. Pariti's playing was marked by adherence to tradition.
To me, her Bhairavi and Shanmukhapriya alapanas were chaste and
well-structured. I found her playing of kalpana swaras to bring out the beauty of the raga, without undue emphasis on complexity of the patterns.
In particular, I liked the way she did "justice" to the ragam-tanam pallavi, developing the ragam and tanam in a deliberate and methodical
Dr. Ram Sriram, as he always does, enhanced my listening experience considerably with his soft touch on the mridangam, emphasizing naadam more
than display of mathematical wizardry. In my view, he contibuted a precise and well-structured tani avarthanam after the ragam tanam pallavi.
Overall, I found this concert to be a rewarding three-hour musical experience on a Sunday afternoon.
Dear Sri Syamasundar garu,
It gave a great pleasure to receive your invitation and also for giving the opportunity to listen to the Veena concert of Smt. Rajeswari Pariti garu of U.S.A. We, the audience were very much immersed in the program, I hope you will certainly give us more concerts in future.
"Ye desa mEginA, Endu kaalidinaa, pogadaraa nee thalli bhoomi bharathini"
matter which country you are in, praise the virtues of mother India).
Smt. Rajeswari is proving the above words by the great poet true. Although she gave several performances in USA, she came back home to please the audiences of Andhra with her splendid Veena performance.
Her recent kutcheri her in Government Music College was a treat to ears. She is the daughter of Vainika Ratna Late Sri Ayyagari Someswara Rao garu. She not only gave performances here in India from her childhood, but also performed in several sabhas in USA.
Her Veena performance truely reflects the style of her father.
She started her kutcheri with Dikshitar's Kanjathalayathakshi. Next item was Tyagaraja's Upacharamu with neraval and swarakalpana. This was truely wonderful. Her rendition of Tyagaraja's Apparama Bhakti showed her mastery as a Veena artist. Her next performance of Ranjana Ragamalika was truely a treat. She ended the concert with a thillana in Dhanasri by Swati Thirunal.
Sri Patri Satish Kumar accompanied her in Mridangam. Music College Principal, Sri Ayyagari Syamasundar introduced Smt. Rajeswari to the audience.
Smt. Pariti is a well known Veena artist to the music lovers of Andhra Pradesh. She is an A-Grade Veena artist from AIR, Hyderabad. She gave several performances in Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Karnataka and also performed in USA.
Sri Annavarapu Ramaswamy praised Smt. Rajeswari after the concert.