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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 :-)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Performance ar Sri Rajagopala Swami Temple, Mannargudi

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.

Rama Navami concert - 24th March, at Sringeri Bharati Vidyashram

It was the auspicious occasion of Sri Rama Navami, the birth of Lord Sri Ramachandra. I performed at Sringeri Bharati Vidyashram, the Sharadambal Temple at T. Nagar for this occasion.
The pieces I sang were:
Jaya Jaya - Nattai (Purandaradasa)
Saraseeruhasana - Nattai
Manavinala kincharadhate - Nalinakanti
Ra Rama - Asaveri
Thamarai Poo Mevum - Saraswati
Brocheva - Khamas
Intha Sowkhya - Kapi
Narahari Deva - Yamunakalyani
Nenana Mein Siyaram - Lalith - Tulsi Bhajan
Sangeeta Rasike - Saranga
Thillana - Maand
Mangalam.

This was followed by special darshan and puja, a memorable concert. I was accompanied by B Anantakrishnan on the violin, S. J. Arjun Ganesh on Mridangam and Sundar on Morsing.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Concert for Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, Coimbatore

It was a two and a half hour concert for Rajalakshmi Fine Arts at GKNM Hopital Audi, Coimbatore, on 7th March.  
Myself, Anantakrishnan(violin) and Tirunageswaram Manikandan (mridangam) took stage and the concert pieces were:
1. Varnam - Abhogi
2. Mahaganapatim - Nattai
3. Brova Barama - Bahudari (raga, swaras)
Listen to MP3 clip 
4. Naan Oru Vilaiyattu - Navarasakanada
5. Akhilandeswari (
preceded by sloka) - Dwijavanti (swaras) Listen to MP3 clip 
6. Srinivasa - Hamsanandi (raga, niraval, swaras)
Listen to MP3 clip 
7. Samanamevaru - Kharaharapriya (raga, niraval, swaras)
Listen to MP3 clip 
8. Koovi Azhaikka - Sindhubhairavi
9. Viruttam - Ragamalika (Varali, Kapi, Valaji)
10. Koovi Azhaithaal - Valaji
11. Abhang - Brindavani
12. Thillana - Madhuvanti


Do you like the list?