Parthasarathy Swami Sabha

Parthasarathy Swami Sabha is a Carnatic music Sabha in the city of Chennai, India. It is one of the oldest of its kind in existence. Sabha has instituted three awards annually namely, Sangeetha Kalasarathy for a Musician, Natya Kalasarathy for a Dancer and Nataka Kalasarathy for a Dramatist. And also it confers best performer awards for young talents were given for Vocal, Violin, Mrudangam two awards on each category who performs during the December Music Festival.[1] The Sabha also has confers two awards The Palghat Mani Iyer Centenary Award, instituted by Nithyashree Mahadevan and M.L. Vasanthakumari Award, instituted by Sudha Raghunathan


The Parthasarathy Swami Sabha was founded by Manni Thirumalachariar in 1900.[2]The sabha acquired its first permanent venue, the site of a cremation ground, in 1959.[2] In 1962, the sabha constructed an open-air theatre.[2]


  1. ^ "Encouraging Talents". Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Muthiah, S. (2004). Madras Rediscovered. East West Books (Madras) Pvt Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 81-88661-24-4.