Chembai Sangeetholsavam, Guruvayoor is a 15-day Carnatic music festival will be conducted in November. This festival is celebrated as the memory of Carnatic maestro Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatahar, one of the titans of Carnatic Classical Music.
Here about 2000-2500 musicians participate in this festival every year, when all the musicians sing 5 favourite songs of Chembai and also the Pancharatna Kritis of Thyagaraja. Only Hindus are permitted to participate in the music festival. Those below the age of 10 years are not eligible to apply. The applicant should have at least 3 years training in Carnatic music.