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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 :-)

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Raga's Journey - Allure of Anandabhairavi

Please email your feedback to: letters@thehindu.co.in

Anandabhairavi episode of "Isai Payanam" on Jaya TV:

A Brief Guide to Raga Anandabhairavi:


Audio Clips :


  1. the info you provided gave a strong understanding about "Anandabhairavi", thankyou very much.

  2. The Isai payanam Video was very explanatory. The examples do seem to have a common thread but I still don't get the raaga classifications. Hopefully, someday I might :)

  3. I have been listening your Isai payanam episodes in Jaya TV and also reading The Hindu. Excellent articles; Excellent presentations..! You are versatile; extraordinary..! I always admire your music. My best wishes to you in all your endeavours..

  4. Sub: The Allure of Anandhabhairavi- Charulatha Mani's article in the Metroplus under
    A Raga's Journey.

    A discussion on film songs set in
    classical ragas will always be a controversial subject and requested you to better
    stop the series . Charulatha Mani's article on Anandha bhairavi appearing in today's
    Metroplus very clearly shows her lack of knowledge in film music and just for the
    sake of publicity she is scribbling something with some flowery language and you are
    also publishing it without verifying the veracity of her statements in the articles.
    When we have so many beautiful compositions set in Anandhabhairavi by several of our
    music composers in the past the list of songs that she has given in her article very
    clearly shows that she is the not the right person to handle this topic.

    ...much verbal diarrhoea and rude language omitted... webmaster


  5. Hi!
    What raagam "santhikartha kankalil inbangal" from film 180 is based on?

    Gayeni Satchi

  6. Dear KUMARASWAMY SUNDAR,sundar@safetygroup.biz, I do understand your feeling and dissapointment. I am sorry that it really did not work for you. Perhaps you could try listening to CLM Anandabhiravi few more times before seeking alternative medication. However, the fact remains that Anandabhiravi is "One raga that can help to reduce high blood-pressure levels, promote mental stability and cure depression".
    Once again sorry if it did not work.

  7. Thanks for sharing this. I think 'Dhevadhai Vamsam Neeyo' by Vidyasagar from the film Snehidhiye is a very nice composition in Anandha Bhairavi.