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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

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Raga's Journey - Arresting Abhogi

A Brief Guide to Raga Abhogi:

Isai Payanam Live Concert  - Raga Abhogi in Classical and Film Music:

Sri Lakshmi Varaham - Muthusvami Dikshitar kriti in Raga Abhogi:

Audio Clips:

Previously covered Ragas:


  1. Just finished downloading ALL your RAAGAM commentaries, Very very good, will write when Im more LUCID[ its 2 am , KL time]

  2. Hi Charulatha.. I see a lot of similarities between vasantha and mayamalavagaulai and think vasantha is a janyam of this main melakartha. .. Why do you say is it a janyam of suryakantham ? Can you please help understand the difference?
    Thanks you .. I love your videos..