Balachandra Prabhu’s magical Radio Idli concert

Balachandra PrabhuA year back, a young singer Balachandra and Radio Idli found each other. The result was divine concert in Mumbai with melody that still echoes within us. For those who wish to be enchanted.. we have the recordings right here for all of you.  (songs and more in the full post)

An exemplary student of the Kirana Gharana, Bala comes from a family which has been blessed with a constant grace of devotional and classical music. Bala is an All India Radio national award winner and a certified artist. He is currently based in Mangalore with his family.

The concert presented below was totally sponsored by Bala’s listeners on Radio Idli, from around the world. The venue and the occassion was granted by GSB Sabha Kurla Chembur Ghatkopar, Mumbai at the divine stage of Shri Balaji Mandir, Kurla. The occassion was the Prathishta Poornima of Shri Balaji Mandir, which is a center of bhajans (Gurukripa Bhajana Mandali) for GSB samaaj in Mumbai.
A great bouquet of Marathi Abhangs as well as Dasara Padagalu are presented below through the widget. To download the songs you may press the down arrow symbol in the respective song widget:

1) Alaap in Raag Yaman:

Alaap in Yaman – Balachandra Prabhu | Upload Music

2) Hari Bhajane Mado Nirantara

Hari Bhajane Mado Nirantara | Music Upload

3) Visawa Vitthala – (editor’s favorite)


Visawa Vitthal | Upload Music

4) Yenna Paliso Karunakara

Yenna Paliso Karunakara | Upload Music

5) Vitthala Avadhi Premabhava – Sant Namdev Maharaj


Vitthala Avadhi Premabhava | Music Upload

6) Bhagyada Lakshmi Baaramma – Shri Purandaradasa


Bhagyada Laxmi Baramma | Music Upload

7) Kaayo Karunanidhe Srihari – Bhairavi ( A grand closing)

Kaayo Karunanidhe – Bhairavi | Upload Music

22 Comments

  1. HELLO Balachandra Prabhu,

    MIND BLOWING PERFORMANCE.SUPERB BHAJANS IT STILLS ECHOES IN OUR MIND EACH AND EVERY TIME.

    IT WILL BE PART OF OUR LIFE DAILY.THERE IS NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN.
    KEEP IT UP.

    “VITTALA AWADI PREMA BHAVO “IS MY FAVORITE.

    GOOD LUCK FOR YOUR FUTURE ENDEVOURS.

  2. Dude..You rock!! I came across your video in Karim Khan Concert in YouTube..

    Keep it up..good work..you should do some regional islamic and christian bjajans too…your voice can unify all people..it has pure bhakthi towards ..Parameshwar..Allaha..God..

  3. Bala,

    You are gifted, indeed!

    Wishing you a bright future in the World of Music!!!
    -Aruna & Girish Kamath
    U.A.E.

  4. Fantastic stuff! Mr. Prabhu you have a bright future ahead of you. Wish you all the very best, friend!

  5. Dear Mr. Balachandra, you have a GOD gifted voice; I do keep on hearing your songs here on Radio Idli; both Rocks… Liked all the songs and specially i liked :”Hari Bhajane Mado Nirantara”

    Keep up the spirit and all the best.

  6. Bala,

    Fentastic, outstanding, too good and mindblowing performance.
    Keep it up!

    Our deep appreaciation to supporting artists on Tabla, Harmonium & taal.

    Best Wishes and blessings
    Srinivasa & Vidhya Kini

  7. Stupendous presentation of all the bhajans.. especially the “Visava vitthal”. Whenevr I hear this song, I cannot hold my tears. You deserve great things in life, may god shower his love upon you throughout. God bless you Balu..

  8. No words to express my happiness, it is a tribute to the great Kirana gharana and all the exponents of Hindustani music.

  9. Hi Balachandra, Congratulations on a wonderful performance…..I sincerely believe that you are blessed by Saraswathi matha. All the Best and looking forward to listening to your bhajans during a live performance…at Hyderabad..

  10. Dear Shri,Prabhu,

    What a superb voice modulation and control.Your songs relaxes the
    mind and keeps our blood pressure in control.Many thanks.Rao.

  11. Grand Music and songs. In fact I tried to find a CD, DVD, of our traditional, devotional songs in D.K., GOA, Keraka, Matunga Mumbai,
    I could not get it. I am very much happy to have such good songs and music. I shall be glad to have DVD of the same. Jagadish Kamath.

  12. superb.may the blessings of sri HARIGURU always shower on you and also we also may be blessed by having an opportunity to hear more like this bhajans from you

  13. Dear Balachandra
    You are indeed blessed with a superb talent of singing Hindustani classical music. Make the best of it. I enjoyed every bit of your rendition. God Bless.
    All The Very Best
    Dr Ramesh Mallya (UK)

  14. Dear Balachandra,
    I really appreciated your performance here and promptly downloaded all of them! Your interpretation of Allap in Yaman is one of the most relaxing pieces I’ve heard so far…
    May God keep blessing your artistic path and grant you with all the keerthi you deserve!

  15. Dear Balachandra,
    I am immensly pleased to listen to your melodious Bhajans which
    is full of Bhakti & Bhava. Your voice is not only melodious but has the devotion of dignity. You will reach your goals & achivements with
    the blessings of your Guru’s and your dedicated Riyzs.
    May the blessings of Almighty be always with you.
    Truly yours
    Vedavyas

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