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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, February 25, 2011

Raga Hamsanadam

An excerpt from Isai Payanam - DVD 4 is available on YouTube:


A brief guide to Raga Hamsanadam:


Click here for the PDF

Banturiti - Thyagaraja kriti in Hamsanadam, with Lyrics & Meaning:

Isai Payanam on Jaya TV - Raga Hamsanadam:


Previously covered Ragas:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thirukannapuram Theppam Concert, 23rd February

I just returned this morning after performing on a Theppam - a float housing of the Lord in the pushkarini at Thirukannapuram. Sri Sowriraja Perumal looked absolutely gorgeous with His consorts, the four thaayars. It felt great to perform afloat on a decorated platform with the Utsavar and hundreds of onlookers from all directions. The concert took place from 10:30 pm to 1:30 am. Memorable. Sang all Perumal songs including Sirkali's "Kannapuram selven, kavalaiyellam marappen!", Pasurams, Ramanukku Mannan Mudi, Enna Thavam, Manavinalakinchara, Mudi Ondri, Pallandu, Alaipayuthey, Krishna Nee, Kurai Ondrum Illai, Thandanana..etc. Very populist list, intended to be that way, owing to demand of the listeners...

Earlier in the day I had darshan at Soundararaja Perumal Temple, Nagapattinam, Singaravelan Temple, Sikkil, Kayarohanesar Temple, and Nellikadai Mariamman Temple.

In the next Sahitya Payanam I have lots to share with you all on Soundararajam kriti (Brindavana Saranga) and Kayarohanesam (Devagandharam) of Dikshitar composed by him at the specific sthalas. Awe-inspiring and humbling experience...


Monday, February 14, 2011

Raga Charukesi

An excerpt from Isai Payanam - DVD 6 is available on YouTube:

A brief guide to Raga Charukesi:

Click here for the PDF

Adamodi - Thyagaraja kriti in Charukesi, with Lyrics & Meaning:

Isai Payanam on Jaya TV - Raga Charukesi:


Previously covered Ragas:

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: