Date – Sat, 25th Feb, 2023 , 10am-12pm
Abhangs, keerthan and Bhaavarth by HBP Raghunath Dass Maharaj and HBP Thukaram Ganapathi Maharaj who are visiting the UK from India.
Please come to get the blessings from holy Sanths in Birmingham. All are welcome. Perform seva and get involved.
Registration form – https://forms.gle/mtv6gGoJJyLL5TrH7
Saturday 17th Dec 2022
Deepa Pradakshinam & Sampradhaya Bhajans
We take immense pleasure in inviting each one of you to join and enjoy the divine bliss this Saturday. This Sampradhaya bhajan event is conducted by eminent group
led by Sri SanthanaGopal and his musical troupe. (https://carnatic-circle.com)
Gentle reminder –
The event is this Sat 17th starting 3 pm
at Cheltenham Hindu Community Center – Krishna temple.
Post Code GL50 4AY.
Coffee and Tea from 2:30 pm.
Program starts at 3 pm
Divine Bliss until 7pm with Deepa Haarthi
followed by prasaadham and a saatvic meal.
Please arrive in traditional dress, and children are encouraged to be colourfully dressed as Radha(s) and Krishna(s).
Warmest Regards from..
Sri Suresh & Dr Kannan.
Saturday 20th Feb 2021
Shri Madhu Soodhanan Bhagavathar and Shri Aravindha Lochanan will be leading the Bhajan/kirtan/puja on Saturday. We can all get together and perform a hands-on Sampradaya bhajan Puja at our homes.
They will sing and also explain the significance of the puja. Erode Madhu Soodhanan bhagavathar, son of Erode Shri Sridhar Bhagavathar, is a Software Engineer living in Bangalore, who hails from Erode,TamilNadu. He is Involved in namasankirthanam right from the childhood with the guidance of his father who was a veteran in namasankirthanam and a Harmonium vidwan. with the blessings of great gurus and his father, Madhu started playing harmonium since the age of 10 and had accompanied stalwarts and great bhagavadottamas including Tiruvisanallur Ramakrishna bhagavathar, Udaiyalur Kalyanaraman bhagavathar, Erode Rajamani bhagavathar, H.H. Sri Ramananda saraswathi swamigal, O.S. Sundar bhagavathar, Kovai Jayaraman bhagavathar, etc for almost 18 years. With Bhagavatha and Bhagavat anugrahams. Madhu is also performing namasankirthanam, saptha kalyaman, pavvalimpu etc strictly following the tradition and with no compromise in sampradhayams.
Madhu is accompanied by Erode Srinivasa Bhagavathar on mridangam, a veteran in bhajan community performing kainkaryams his entire life who accompanied almost all the bhagavathars. Srinivasa Bhagavathar is an All india radio A grade mridangam artist who is a disciple of Karaikudi Mani sir and Srimushnam Rajarao sir.
In Facebooklive – https://www.facebook.com/CarnaticCircle
Meeting ID: 839 8862 0131 Passcode: 082624
Monday 15th Feb till 20th Feb 2021
How to sing bhajans and perform a puja? (Free Workshop)
With an intent to bring musical positivity in our homes, this is a hands-on 6 day community workshop to explore bhajans alongwith Puja in a musical format. The course is completely free to attend. The course will be intensive. Teaching along with recordings will be sent. Homework will be set and the student is expected to practice.
Who is this for?
- Adults who have extensively heard or sung bhajans before.
- Children who are actively into singing. They have been practising for few years and have learnt a few Bhajans/kirtans.
- It is not suitable for people who have difficulty with Indian languages.
- This is not suitable for young children who have little or no background in singing. Separate courses are available for them.
Program Schedule – 6 days during Half term in Feb 2021.
Whatsapp – Santhana Gopal on – +44 7906535762.
Duration – (6 days) All timings are GMT (London time). Classes conducted by Santhana Gopal (Mon-Fri)
- Mon 15th Feb – 7 -8 pm
- Tue 16th Feb – 7 -8 pm
- Wed 17th Feb – 7 -8 pm
- Thu 18th Feb – 7 -8 pm
- Fri 19th Feb – 7 -8 pm
Sat 20th Feb – 9-10am On this last day, all participants will be led to sing by a Sri Madhu Sudhanan Bhagavathar & Sri Aravindha Lochanan Bhagavathar from India and perform a Puja along with instructions in their respective homes.
Are you inspired to learn a new skill. How about Carnatic vocals, Tabla or Veena strings?
To keep children and young adults engaged, we have limited spaces for a 6 week music workshop along with commentary based on Indian Scriptures. The workshops are aimed at children/Adults.
Aimed at introducing krithis/Bhajans along with explanations around the significance of Bhakti in the present day.
Interspersing music and meanings alongwith stories around the Dasavataram, Bhagawatham, Ramayana and Mahabharatha.
Duration – Rolling 6 weeks ( 1 class a week). Teaching along with recordings will be sent. Homework will be set and feedback will be given midweek on student progress.
Enrol/Enquire through Whatsapp – +44 7906535762
It was last November that we had the Radhakalyanam and we took a vow that we will do it again in 2019.
I was always thinking – What does a Kalyanam like this do to us. Upon pondering, I realised that it builds a good community spirit, it gives Mana Nimmadi. Happiness is ushered in our houses. Postive vibrations build in the community as we work together. This year and last year, we did a number of Bhajan pre-events and everyone positively got together in a festival atmosphere.
Therefore, I am as excited as you all to start this grand SitaRama Kalyanam. We are all very blessed to have the presence of very great Bhagavathas who have come today upon our beckoning.
Presenting – Kalaimamani Award winner Brahmasri Dr Udayalur Kalyanaraman – Naamasankeerthanam has been running in his blood for over 40 years. What you will see today is sheer bliss. He is accompanied by
Sri Balasubramaniam Swaminathan also called Briga Balu. Last year, Birmingham was mesmerised by his voice. This year, he is back and we look forward for those great brighas.
What is Bhajans without the pakkavadyam. We have vidwan Rajasekaran Ramamurthy providing thunderous beats on his Mridangam
Accompanioed by Dolki/Mridangam expert Vinod Pallipuram Venkateswaran
The ever smiling Shankararaman Venkataraman on Harmonium
We also have the pleasure of listening to the vocals of Sri Ravi Muthurajan who has just arrived in the UK this morning. He was so excited to join the troupe and he has made it all the way.
This post if to highlight and present the video recordings of the entire Sitakalyanam right from Carnatic-Circle’s bhajan afternoon followed by Dr Udayalur’s Sitakalyanam.
What – Sampradaya Bhajans oriented Sita Kalyanam in a musical format by Brahmasri Udayalur Kalyanaran & troupe. They have a record of performing several 1000s of such ceremonies.
The wedding will be followed by a grand feast/Mahaprasadam.
Birmingham Sita Rama Kalyana Mahotsav
Carnatic-Circle is proud to present – Based on the 400 year old Bhadrachala Ramdas Sita Rama Kalyana tradition. This will be the grand musical celestial wedding that the UK has not witnessed before.
Experience joy through enchanting Bhajan, thunderous music and spiritual discourses by Brahmasri Sri Udayalur Kalyanaraman (Kalaimamani Award winner). Its a never before music festival.
List of activities
Following are the timelines (1pm to 8.30 pm)
1.00pm – Sampradaya Bhajan by Carnatic-Circle
2.00pm – Yejaman/Participants Sankalpam
2.30pm – Refreshments break
3.00pm – Divyanaamam by Dr Udayalur Kalyanaraman
3.45pm – Sita Kalyanam by Dr Udayalur Kalyanaraman,
6.30pm – Dinner/Mahaprasadam/feast
7.00pm- Temple Aarti
Sangamam 2019 is an event encompassing performances in Indian classical dance and music. This is the first major confluence undertaken by Paallam Arts collaborating with international and local artistes in England.
1. MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
Sun 10th Nov 2019, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Bharatanatyam Workshop led by Rukmini Vijayakumar.
2. MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH
Tue 12th Nov 2019, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Kathak Workshop led by Richa Srivastava.
Sri Dushyanth Sridhar’s invite to attend
“Sri krishna Leela – The divine Nectar”
at Sree Geetha Bhawan, Handsworth, Birmingham UK.
3-6pm, 19th Oct 2019.
Register for the event by clicking here –https://carnatic-circle.com/dushyanth-sridhar-uk/