Sruthi Laya kendra Chennai run by Guru Kaaraikkudi mani, conducting winter music festival dedicated to Guru Surajanandha since 1988 (29 Years). The Guru Surajananda and Gowri Manohari awards with a cash award of Rs.10,000 each are given to eminent personalities and best performers during the festival season.
Sruthi Laya Kendra, Secunderabad center has been conducting annual music and dance festival since 1988 (29 Years). Cash award of Rs.10,000 is given to eminent personalities in the name of Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamigal of Mysore.
Guru Kaaraikkudi mani doing an immense service to aged musicians by handing over each day's gate collection (Nominal entry fee for the concert) to a senior vidwan during the season. In the midst of his busy schedule, Guru Karaikkudi Mani, who conceived of this idea, is busy finding deserving veterans to collect the purse each day.