About RLV Mahesh Kumar

RLV Mahesh Kumar, renowned Chenda Maestro from Kochi, was formally introduced to this “Vadya kala” in his early teens and mastered “Thayampaka” under the guidance of Guru Kalamandalam Kesavappothuval by the age of 14. At the young age of 15 he performed his “Arangettam” in Sree Poorna Thrayeesa temple Tripunithura. Later under the tutelage of Ramamangalam Sri Thrikkampuram Krishnankutty Marar , he mastered “Edakkavadyam” and “SopanaSangeetham”.

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Achievement

Being the 1st to graduate in “KathakaliChenda” from RLV College – Tripunithura , M.G University, he started the journey of imparting the knowledge from the early age of 20.

He has been blessed to conduct regular classes in various places of great divinity
→ Sree Poornathrayeesa Kshethra Kala Peetham
→ Chottanikara Sreedevi Kala Peetham
→ Pazhoor Narayana Marar Smaraka Gurukulam
→ Thiruvaniyur Kshethra Samuchayam

He also runs his own “vadyaKala” institute named Punarvasu VadyaKala Kendram in Kannamkulangara, Tripunithura where scores of students are trained on various instruments such as Chenda, Kombu and Kurumkuzhal.

In the last three decades, he has trained close to 2500+ students and has organized and conducted some memorable ”Arangettams” of his students.

He has also performed at various programs and Chendamelams along with titans in this field such as Padma Shri Peruvanam Kuttan Marar, Mattannoor Sankarankutty Marar, Kizhakkoottu Aniyan Marar, etc. Mahesh Kumar has also composed “Marmam melam” based on “Marma Thalam” which has been published by Manorama CD.

Awards & Recognition

He has been recognized for his immense contribution in this field on various occasions –Some of his major achievements are listed below:
→ “Prathibhapuraskaaram” during the PrathibhaSangamam at Deshabhimaani -Ernakulam in 2016
→ IllamKalakendram “Vadya Kala SreePuraskaaram” and “MahadevaPuraskaaram” from Kannamkulangara Temple in 2017
→ Besides he was awarded “MaheshapoornaSuvarnaMudra” by Kerala High Court Judge Justice Sri A Hari Prasad at the Mahitham -2017 Function,organized by his beloved students

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Talented

Extremely talented percussionist based out of Tripunithura, Kerala. In the last three decades, trained 2500+ students. Regular classes conducted in several Kalakendras in and around Kochi.

Commendable Contribution

He has been recognized for his immense contribution in this field on various occasions. He has been awarded with “Prathibhapuraskaaram” & "MaheshapoornaSuvarnaMudra”

Immense Experience

Being the 1st to graduate in “KathakaliChenda” from RLV College – Tripunithura , M.G University, he started the journey of imparting the knowledge from the early age of 20.

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