I sang at the old and well-known Sri Rajagopala Swami Temple, Mannargudi a week ago, and was charmed by the temple's freshness despite being centuries old, the Sri Rajagopala shrine where He stands majestically flanked by Rukmini and Satyabhama, and the little vigraha of Santanagopalakrishnan (depicting "padaaravindena mukhaaravindam, mukharavindena viniveshayantam...", i.e putting the toe of his foot into his mouth as a child lying on the banyan leaf.) The godess Shenbagavalli thaayaar also known as Hemambujavalli is Mahalakshmi rupa.
The concert's highlight pieces were Santanagopalakrishnam in Khamas, Mohanarama in Mohanam, Sobillu Saptaswara, Bantureeti, and Thirupaavai.
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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 :-)