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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 :-)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Isai Payanam - 3rd December 2010

"Isai Payanam with Charulatha Mani"

Ragas in Classical & Film Music

4:30pm, 3rd December 2010 @ Kartik Fine Arts

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha (Main Hall)

Tickets: 91-44-24997788 / 91-9094829675 / 91-9962623387

*** Updates:

Report of this concert on Kartik Fine Arts' website:


Kungumam Article:

Quiz Winners:

Parvathy Sankaran - Alwarpet

Champakala - R.A.Puram

Ganga Srinivasan - Trustpakkam South

Meena Ramaswamy - Thiruvanmiyur

Mahalakshmi N. - Royapettah

Shantha Narasimhan - T.Nagar

Swarna Swaminathan - R.A.Puram

Sankaralingam K. - Teynampet

Aruna Parthasarathy - Mylapore

Padmini B. - Alwarpet

Saroja - Royapettah

Sandhya Ram S. - R.A.Puram

Nalini R. - Adyar

Raji Subramaniam - R.A.Puram

Radha Krishnamoorthy - T.Nagar

Narayanan R. - Adyar

Saroja M. - Mylapore

Indra Sankaran - Adyar

Nellayappan S. - Adyar

Uma Gopalan - Saidapet

Murthy R.K. - R.A.Puram



  1. Dear Mrs Charulatha,

    Today's Isaippayanam (25/11/2010) at Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan was superb and grand.

    Just a doubt about Raga Dharmavathi. What is the Melakartha Raga when Pradhi Madyamam in Dharmavathi is replaced with Sudha Madyamam ?

    Rendering of Bale Pandia film song composed in Sudhdha Danyasi was really great.

    Adding Bhagesri Raga to the agenda of isaippayanam to honour the presence of the great Sri PBS Sir was also timely.

    I wish you could have given the example of Bhavaumulona ( Annamacharya Keerthana ) and sung that completely while explaining Suddha Dhanyasi.

    Congrats and thank u for the grand concert.

    We wish and pray to the Almighty that you conduct more and more Isaippayanam concerts in a grand manner all over the world and be an inspiration to the upcoming musicians.



  2. Owing to time constraint, only selected examples were taken up. Shuddha Dhanyasi has been rendered in detail in Isai Payanam #5 and the DVD released by Giri Trading is available at:

    The Shuddha Madhyama equivalent of Dharmavathi is Gourimanohari. A clip on Gourimanohari is at:

    A clip of Parandhamavati in Dharmavathi with lyrics and meaning is at:

    best regards

  3. Yesterday I attended your programme at Bhatiya Vidhya Bhavan. I really enjoyed your Sudha Dhanyasi. I left afe the Thani.Generally I am averse to hear ladies singing except that of MLV. Yesterday I found that your Saariram is nice. In general the programme was good.
    I also bought the MP3 cassette of yours' Isai Payanam given at London.I am yet to hear it.


  4. Feed backs reads very good.. Another Charu stamp!. Would it be possible to upload some of the clips so that we expatriates could enjoy. That's being greedy... settle for one clip!

  5. @Chandran
    Please e-mail webmaster@charulathamani.com with subject "subscribe"
    Links to MP3 clips (excerpts) from the 25th November concert shall be broadcast to our mailing list.