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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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shirdi Sai Baba Centre, Kuala Lampur

Performed memorable concerts at Lebuh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur and Klang in Malaysia under the auspices of Shirdi Sai Baba Temples. Remarkable audience turn out....they were very enthusuastic and gave several requests (ragas, songs etc). I was truly lucky to get the blessings of Shirdi Sai and sing amidst his earnest devotees..

I also did some sightseeing with my family... Batu Caves, KL Bird Park, Petronas towers, crazy shopping at the Sunway pyramid and Petaling Street, uber-crazy time at the Sunway lagoon (water, amusement, scream, wildlife and xtreme parks!!).. nice way to unwind and have pure fun...

Back in Chennai now..it's hottt!!


  1. Nice photo with very tall Karthik in the background guarding you with a golden smile. Would we be lucky enough to have excerpt from the KL concerts?

  2. Hi Charulatha,

    This is Arun from Sunnyvale CA. I hit upon your videos on youtube and your website songs. You have a wonderful voice and clarity...I play the keyboard and find your site very useful to experiment the carnatic raagas and songs..So thank you...and cheers

  3. Hi Miss Charulathamai,
    It is a pleasure to listen your music. I’m writing this from Canada. I had a chance to watch you Issai Payanam. It’s a great work. Specially for kids who is learning music. My 11 year old son learning flute, he can now play ragam so he is your fan
    and right after he finish flute lesson, he comes home and be with his lap top looking for the ragam in your issai payanam program.
    I’m very happy to share this with you. I wish you all the very best in your life and do more to music world we are part of your journey. When you have time I really appreciate if you could reply to my email and I can show it to my son. One more thing he just got to know to day Amma enralikatha song is in Kalyani raagam. He tried to play in flute as todays is Mothers Day.

    Yours truly.
    Thaya. (my son Prushoth)

  4. I'm a beginer for carnatic violn music.Your analysis on raaga's for jaya tv is prooving to be a great material for me,It helps me as a grip to carnatic music.I understand you are increadible singer ,so u hardly might have time to respond.I just wanna make a little request.Can you please do the same analysis for all melakartha raagas?? it will be great help and material for beginers like me.. :)
    thank you Good luck.
    krishnans srinivasan srirangam

  5. Hello Ms Charulatha Mani,

    I am a student in the University of Florida, USA and I just graduated with a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering. I have a strong interest in Music and have watched your program on Jaya TV "Isai Payanam" when I was in India and also watched some videos of your Isai Payanam Concert on youtube and I am truly inspired by your way of rendition and explanation to the audience.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Ashwini Chandrashekar

  6. mam ur just amazing.....ur isai paayanam in sahana was outstanding.....

  7. Aren't they cute! Very Lucky parent. Thank you for sharing.