Saraswathi Puja – What to Do?

Carnatic Circle offers its heartiest good wishes to all members of your family on the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja.

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Carnatic Circle offers its heartiest good wishes to all members of your family on the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja. Kindly let your children know about Saraswathi puja and what they can do today.

Saraswathi Puja is a very important part of our Navaratri festival. It is typically performed in South India. It is also practised in other parts of India, but in a different manner. Continue reading “Saraswathi Puja – What to Do?”

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“Train the Parent” Workshop

Introducing the “Train the Parent” Carnatic Workshop from week starting 9th Oct 2016.These workshops are on a need basis and is aimed to bring parents up to speed and aware of their child’s progress in Carnatic singing/Vocals. Continue reading ““Train the Parent” Workshop”

Navarathri performances

 

Carnatic Circle presents a performance on Swarajathis and Jathiswaram. The theme is Raga Khamas and Naatai.We will also have a short song in Sahana Ragam. This will be in Shirley Centre in Solihull on the 1st of October. Continue reading “Navarathri performances”

Daily Shlokas for children

If you are living far away from your culture, then the children at home will only learn and imbibe whatever the parents provide at home. So the primary responsibility for our children are the parents.  Parents are the first friend to a child – so play with them everyday, read books, sing along, leave your Laptops/Phones/Tablets and spend time with them. When time permits, teach them some good values in life. Continue reading “Daily Shlokas for children”

Difference between Carnatic & Hindustani music

A number of people seem to ask this question – What is the similarity or difference between Hindustani and Carnatic music? I try to answer this in a brief manner, though the answer could delve into much more detail which is beyond the scope of this blog. Continue reading “Difference between Carnatic & Hindustani music”

Ashtapadhi 22 -Radha Vadana

Our Birmingham/Solihull, UK monthly Bhajanais involve the devotional, traditional bhakthi or Paddathi singing. Below notes for the same. Continue reading “Ashtapadhi 22 -Radha Vadana”

Carnatic Lessons Solihull/Birmingham

Learn the nuances of Indian Classical Carnatic (Karnatic) Vocal singing & Tabla from an experienced teacher hailing from a musical family. Carnatic music predominantly originates from South India, but has an universal appeal across all sections, language being no barrier. What is Carnatic Music and how is it different from Hindusthani Music?

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Andal Thirupaavai 1-5 for monthly Bhajanais

I am adding the English Notes for the 1st 3 Thirupaavai Pasuram for our monthly Bhajanais. (Our Birmingham/Solihull, UK monthly Bhajanais involve the devotional traditional bhakthi or Paddathi singing)

How to Sing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TygcSAr_xw

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Pasuram 1 – Ragam Naatai

maargazhi(th) thingaL madhi niRaindha nannaaLaal*
neeraada(p) pOdhuveer pOdhuminO nErizhaiyeer*
seer malgum aayppaadi(ch) chelva(ch) chiRumeergaaL*
koorvEl kodundhozhilan nandhagOpan kumaran*
Eraarndha kaNNi yasOdhai iLam singam*
kaar mEni cengaN kadhir madhiyam pOl mugaththaan*
naaraayaNanE namakkE paRai tharuvaan*
paarOr pugazha(p) padindhElOr empaavaai

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Jayadeva Ashtapadhi Lesson 1

The following notes are for the monthly Bhajanai sessions in Solihull/Birmingham. The Ashtapadhi consists of 24 Prabandhams and it is auspicious to spell the respective shlokas prior to each Ashtapadhi. It is customary to perform a Naivedyam after each Ashtapadhi is sung.

Lesson 1 will spell out the preceding shlokas and the 1st Ashtapadhi based on Dashavatharam

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Your musical gateway to Indian Culture

Namastheysthu  Maha Maye, Shri Pitey Sura Poojithey

Shanku Chakra Gadha Hasthey, Mahalakshmi Namosthuthey

Carnatic music is a powerful universal musical medium that unites, enlightens and transforms. For us at the Solihull Carnatic Music Circle, the innate power of Carnatic music sparked a spiritual awakening that has influenced our lives more deeply than we could have ever imagined. We have since devoted our efforts and talent to providing spiritual enlightenment as a service to the community through traditional renderings of South Indian Classical (Carnatic) music.

Music is not “just music” to us. It is a path to spiritual enlightenment. That is why, we practice music of various forms in order to enhance our ability to connect music to spirituality in unique ways that can help put listeners on the path to their own spiritual awakening. This transformative process, in the end, is the path to achieving your highest potential, reaching a higher plane of knowledge and awareness, and living in peace and contentment.  

For those who desire to nurture and develop their own Carnatic (South Indian style) musical talents, we provide flexible, personally-tailored training/Lessons through the week. The teaching is based on the age old tradition of learning the Swaravalis and gradually build up to Alankarams, Gitam & Varnams. We also indulge in Devotional Bhajanais also called Namasankeerthanam or Pracheena Sampradaya Bhajanai. Join us to learn this art!