Senior disciple of  The Dhananjayans, Subathra Sudarshan organized and conducted Padha Pooja at her Natya Studio on June 26th 2013 at Johns Creek, GA, USA

"A true disciple has no sadhana to perform. He has only to surrender himself completely to his guru”

A great poet saint, Sri Madhava Muni says;” I am only aware of Guru’s feet. I am ignorant of Yamas and Niyamas, the prescriptions and prohibitions of yoga, Nor do I know any other method. I know only Guru’s feet. Is it not foolish to prefer gold to the philosopher’s stone? Similarly what is the use of renunciation of the Guru’s feet?.”

Naatayaacharyas Shri V.P. Dhananjayan and Smt. Shanta Dhananjayan (The Dhananjayans) gracefully accepted the padha pooja performed to them by their disciples organized by their senior disciple Subathra Sudarshan. Anuradha Murali (Orangeburg, SC), Gayathri Seshadri (Atlanta, GA), Gopu Kiran (Chennai, India) Thessaly Chance (Asheville, NC), Malikka and Nantheshan paid their respects during the padha pooja. The event was also graced with the presence of Hema Ramanathan, a long time friend of The Dhananjayans. It was truly a special occasion where The Dhananjayans blessed the gathering of Bharathakala Natya Academy’s students and parents.
Natyaacharyas The Dhananjayans lighted the Kuthuvillakku and formally opened Subathra’s new studio Bharathakala Natya Academy in Johns Creek, GA.

Subathra talked about her long association with her Gurus and their unconditional love and the lessons she learnt from them. She quoted Saint Kabir in her address,” As I look at my Guru and Govinda, I question myself who do I prostrate to first. And Saint Kabir says while both guru and gobind are worthy of worship my first salutations go to my Guru who showed me the path to reach the LOTUS FEET OF THE LORD“

Anna spoke to the audience about the importance of practicing Natya and impressed upon the parents to send their boys along with the girls to learn Natya.  Natya, the essence of the vedas is an art form which indulges not only the body but the mind and spirit as well and aids in the overall development of children.  The padha pooja was followed by a dinner at Subathra’s house with The Dhananjayan's students and students of Bharathakala Natya Academy.