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Hi everyone!! This is Charulatha Mani. I have taken up blogging to interact with my rasikas worldwide. I would like to thank all of you for your support and appreciation for my Isai Payanam show on Jaya TV, "Isai Cafe" on Raj TV and live concerts. I am here to blog on my concerts, latest film songs, and updates on Isai Payanam and Sahitya Payanam. Happy reading :-)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Isai Payanam - 19th December- Tilang, Kharaharapriya & Yamunakalyani

It was a bright Saturday morning, and I took stage at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium for my Isai Payanam concert. The hall was teeming with people and I was excited as I always am before concerts, and this being the music season, is more special to me.

I presented raga Tillang, the classical pieces based in it, including the favorites such as Sri Ganesha, Prabho Ganapathe, and Shanti Nilava Vendum, popularised by D K Pattammal amma. The film pieces that followed included the famous Indru Poi Naalai Varai from Sampoorna Ramayanam, and Manadil Urudhi Vendum from the film Sindhubhairavi.
The main raga was Kharaharapriya, and I enjoyed exploring its various facets and presenting them to my audience. Thyagaraja's Chakkani Raja, Pakkala Nilabadi and Samanamevaru stood out with regality, while Papanasam Sivan's pieces Senthil Andavan and Janakipathe were well received.
In the film segment Madhavi Pon Mayilal is a song that I have been waiting to present to the audience and those moments when I sang it on stage were unforgettable. Maharajan from Karnan and Mayavalayil from Kulebagavali were other classics.
Suttum Vizhi Chudare from Ghajini was well-received by all too.
The final raga, Yamunakalyani was handled by me in a sedate fashion, bringing out its innate fragrance through pieces like Bhavayami Gopala, Krishna Nee, Tunga Teera, Uyyala luguma Sri Satya Sai. The film pieces included Sakthi kodu from Baba.
I was happy with the tremendous response and the enthusiasm which my dear rasikas showed.


  1. hi, i just watched your YouTube clip on raag chandrakauns...and also some others. you are a wonderful astist and so pretty, too! i have been emersed in chandrakauns all evening...as you know it is a raag which
    doesn't release you from its embrace for many hours...or even days.

    i want to know the dance in the temple by a white sari clad lady...what movie is it from? i must watch
    more of it. hopefully it is on utube, otherwise...i will get a video of it. in my next life, i will surely be in
    the music and dance field, again....as i was - many lives ago. thanks...


  2. en uyir thozhiyea from Kangalal kaithu sei by A.R.Rahman...what raagam is that?

  3. It is Shuddha Saveri with a touch of Arabhi where the nishada is used.

  4. dear Charulatha,

    I attended your programme at BVB main hall on 19.12.09. It was superb & I really enjoyed it. The full house shows the popularity of ur isai payanam.

    congrats &pl.keep it up.


  5. Hoping to catch up with your concert on New Year's day... nice to see you here in blogsville. Take care and wish you a Happy New Year... cheers...

  6. Hi Charulatha,

    the ISa Payanam Concert At BVB at Mylapore was great and very enjoyable. I respect you for all the efforts you put in to expluan and bring forward the beauty and the magical effect of music as such in your singing. I especillay adore your way of explaining ragas and I have attended two of you concerst live and also had the ii would say "bhagyam" to meet you , It wa a dream come true for me. If there ever was a person whom I can feel and share "Music" as a whole and talk about it endlessly , I would say It would only be You "Respected Charulatha Mani " . I personally was inspired by your Isai Payanam which you started and sparked off a light in myself to learn carnatic music even though late in my life.. I wish to keep in touch with you and share Musical Talks with you as I feel you also admire,adore and feel music as I view music.

    Great Going from your side on explaning the nuances of our Great Classical music in understanbale form to people across the world. I heartfelt best Wishes to you and may you continue you great work with Alimightys's Grace

  7. Hi Charulatha Mani,
    I am a great fan of yours. I have all your 10 isaipayanam CDs. My best wishes to you to cut many more CDs on all 72 ragas and their Janyams. I am greatly facinated by your passion and memory of songs which has rekindled my own interests and knowledge in Music.

    I have a few doubts:
    1. Is Neeli Magan Nee Allavo from Malai Kallan in Kharaharapriya?
    2. Is Ammavum Neeye fro KK and Kunuguma Poove in Gowri Manohari Ragam.

    Looking forward to all your future releases!