Layam Kalakshethram ,Payyanur Presents "GANALAYAM"

ganalayam(Raghavan Master Memorial All Kerala Light Music Competition ) “Ganalayam” is an All Kerala Light Music Competition organized by Layam Kalakshethram — an academy which has been teaching and promoting fine arts like Music-Dance —Drawing etc for the last two decades in North Kerala.

We dedicate a Collection of light music MP3 CD that consists of 25 songs (including 17 new ones and others from “Hridayageetham Ganothsavam (1997-2001) and Lalitha geetham Ganothsavam (2004-2006)”

All the Songs are written by famous poets like P.K. Gopi, Prabhavarma, Ezhacheri Ramachandran, Chovvalloor Krishnankutty, Dr.R.C.Karippath, Dr.Jinesh Eramam, M.V.Shaji, Jayamohan, Late Sri Payyanur Balakrishnan, Manikandan, C.M. Vinayachandran, Santhosh Udinoor etc. and directed by Rajan Karivellur (Director — Layam Kalakshethram) and sung by celebrated play back singers like P. Jayachandran, G.Venugopal, Bijunarayanan, Madhu Balakrishnan, Manjari, V.T. Murali, Chengannur Sreekumar, Sithara, RadhikaThilak, Gopika Raj and SreelayaRaj. The participants should sing the songs of Ganalayam C.D. The first stage of the competition will be a phone- in-programme, and the final stage will be conducted as a stage programme with the accompaniment of or Chestra.

The age the participants will be above10. The participants will get a kit free of cost which contains a CD of 25 songs along with the printed book of 25 songs, besides the registration form and rules and regulations. The registration fee will be Rs.100/-only. The first prize winner will get a cash award worth Rs.25000/- and K. Raghavan Master Memorial Trophy.

‘The next 20 persons winning subsequent places will get consolation prizes. Those who are selected for the final round will be eligible for travelling expense and accommodation with in Kerala.



The First Stage of the contest will be held from 20.12.2015 in the morning between 8.Am and 6.PM. The period and time of the final stage will be informed later.


As the first stage of the contest will be “Phone in Programme” anyone can participate from anywhere (even outside Kerala) and sing songs. There will be an elimination round on the previous day of the Finale to limit the numbers of the contestants in the final round.

  1. The finale will be held in Payyannur in connection with the 20th anniversary of Layam Kalakshethram

Eligibility of the participants

Anyone above the age of 10 can participate. Preference will be given to house wives and other elders. Age will be considered as on the 30th of December 2015.