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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 :-)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Raga's Journey - Vibrant Vasantha

More on Raga Vasantha:

  • A Brief Guide to Raga Vasantha

  • Excerpt from Isai Payanam DVD1 - Raga Vasantha in Classical and Film Music

  • Seethamma Mayamma - Thyagaraja kriti with Lyrics and Meaning


  1. Good demonstration of Vasantha. Enjoyed it. Thanks.

    BTW, there seems to be a typo in the arohana/avarohana of vasantha in the pdf above. Using the scheme I am familiar with, it should be
    S M1 G3 M1 D2 N3 S - S N3 D2 M1 G3 R1 S

  2. A nice rendering of Vasantha You were too close to the mike Probalbly for want of time you might have omitted to mention about very popular Swathi Thirunal's Parama purusha (this had figured in film Swathi thirunal also)
    thanks for the video.
    Jagannathan New York

  3. @cmupload
    You're right! There is a typo; G2 (anthara gandharam) is the correct note. The correction has been made.

  4. Hi,

    good article. some technical comments here:

    you may be interested the thread topic too..

  5. I enjoyed Seethamma. Coming to listen you at the Kamaraja Arangam tonight.

  6. Attended your concert at Kamarajar Arangam yesterday. The arangam is so shabbily maintained my husband said we should not stay for the full concert. But you performed so well we stayed through the concert and left after complementing you. Your knowledge and expertise on the ragas is amazing. Also your Hindustani diction left us stunned. The way you carry your accompanying artists is also a very pleasant sight. Please carry on the good work and God will be with you.
    Gowri and Narayanaswamy

  7. Hi Charulatha,

    I have been your fan thru isai payanam for the past 2 yrs now; You just rock and me and few friends of mine have learnt new ragas thru the program: Though we are not singers, we love to analyze the raag in the movie songs.

    Please do more live programs of isai payanam and pls do include few hindi numbers when you give film songs examples

    Thanks a ton
    Partha Ramasamy