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I am a singer-researcher with expertise in Karnatik Music and Early Opera. I discuss intercultural music-making contexts. My work is available at www.charulathamani.com and at www.youtube.com/isaipayanam

Monday, February 7, 2011

Raga Pantuvarali

An excerpt from Isai Payanam - DVD 3 is available on YouTube:

A brief guide to Raga Pantuvarali:

Click here for the PDF
Siva Siva Siva - Thyagaraja kriti in Pantuvarali, with Lyrics & Meaning:

Isai Payanam on Jaya TV - Raga Pantuvarali:

Audio Clips:

Siva Siva Siva - Pantuvarali  (MP3)

Previously covered Ragas:


  1. Gomathi Ambal songs have 50% Tamil Panns, and different from usual lyrics. But this raga Panthuvarali is a beautiful morning Raga, that brings calm and devotion. Panthuvarali, Bhiravi,Sangarabharanam, Bhiravi,Neelambari, Mohanam, Nattai, Kahamboji etc are famous and our traditional Ragas. It was earley morning here and about to get out of bed, clicked the clm web and mistake was made. It is a joy of hearing your voice in Panthuvarali starting with Thiru Anga Maalai - if it result in going to work late, so be it, I thought. It took me back to my childhood days, reciting Thevaram.
    FYI - Your earlier DVDs are VOB files and may be better off in other format.

  2. Lovely. Thank you Charulatha for bringing me closer to the divine. Keep it up.

  3. Dear madam, You have gone deep in the ocean of Panthuvarali and taken out so many pearls from it. Hats off. My memory goes back to my early days in my village when I heard so may times "Deviyai Poojai and Ambaa manam" via HMV three minutes record.
    Well done With best wishes Jagannathan New York

  4. Surprising that you didn't quote "Appa rama bhakthi yentho" and "Saarasaksha"!! Great demonstration! Hats off :)

  5. Thank you for the feedback! The "Brief Guide" is only illustrative. As it was originally compiled for the CD liner, there was a space constraint as well.

  6. Dear Charu,

    I was googling about Panthuvarali raga and thats how I came to know abt this blog. Nice work.

    Thodarattum ungal Isai sevai.

  7. You have left Violin Concerto in Raja Parvai.

    This symphonious expression of Raga Pantuvarali song begins in carnatic and changes to Hindustani type and again metaphors into a Western classical - Jazz - Rock - Pop without any deflexion from the grammar of the Panthuvarali raga. ( whole song is in Panthuvarali)