As the Ganesh festival reaches its crescendo, with Ananth Chaturdashi at its heels, Sudhir Shenai renders a unique seva for all of us. For our benefit, he has recorded and shared the Aarti’s of three of the most visited GSB Ganapati’s in Mumbai – GSB Seva Mandal, GSB Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav – Wadala, and GSB Sabha Kurla Chembur Ghatkopar.
Magic of Puttur Narasimha Nayak – Naanena Madideno | Vollano Krishna
The magic of Puttur Narasimha Nayak continues its flow through this third part of a memorable concert rendered by him at Mumbai. Radio Idli brings to you two videos – First a masterpiece – Vollano Krishna in Rag Malkauns (Hindolam in Carnatic) and Naanena Madideno in Rag Des.
Shrinivas and Brahmi Shenoy – Mumbai concert
Young and talented Shrinivas Shenoy was introduced to us sometime back by his father Guruduth Shenoy. We have five videos of yet another spectacular performance of Shrinivas and his Sister Brahmi at Shri Ram Mandir Wadala, Mumbai. Listening to his rendition, it doesn’t take time to guess that his gifted voice and talent has its origin in a family that has always been doing seva to the Lord with their voice. Shrinvas’ Grandfather was a Bhajan veteran and his mother is a gifted singer too. The stage of Wadala, Shri Ram Mandir has given its due support to encourage and catch the artist young.
Bollywood classic in Sanskrit – Archana Kamath
Radio Idli’s first singer delivers yet another delightful surprise. With her magical voice, Archana Kamath weaves two tracks for us – Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye – in Hindi and in Dev-bhaasha Sanskrit
Konkani children’s drama – Kundya Kurkula
Vishwa Konkani Kendra (www.vishwakonkani.org), among many of its initiatives promoting our mother tongue – Konkani, held a special Children’s theatre tour. Kundya Kurkula – a common folk tale was enacted by Konkani children, and was widely received with full houses across locations including Udupi, Bhatkal, Bangalore, Honnavar, Kumta and Karwar. Being a close associate with the Kendra for its online initiatives, Radio Idli takes great pleasure in featuring videos of the drama uploaded by the Vishwa Konkani Kendra. We would also like to thank Shri Madhur Bhandarkar for his request to feature the amazing performance.
Sunil Kamath – Pure and Unplugged
The golden voice of Sunil is indeed memorable and has been among the highly appreciated contributions presented on Radio Idli. Today, Sunil presents a close-to-heart recording, for which he anticipates your good wishes and feedback. Enjoy the flow of Sunil’s melody.
Yashodi Sundari – Konkani Kasturi by Ramesh Pai
A Konkani song (Anonymous poet) explaining one such occasion where Lord Krishna convinced His own mother Yashoda of His divine powers. The scene of Krishna showing the entire world in His small mouth is well narrated by many poets in different languages. Here the poet links the incident with a Ganesh Pooja performed by Yashoda who observed a fasting but same time prepared Modaks for Naivedya. What followed is better heard in this song itself.
Balachandra Prabhu’s Unique Gift
When a Gifted Artist – Balachandra Prabhu generously gifts something, its time for all ears to stop listening to anything else. That is how we would like to describe our experience, when Bala decided to gift this song to his dearest Nag-anna on his birthday, for pure divine delight of all Radio Idli listeners.
Balachandra presents to us a Kannada Devotional song recorded live in a concert – Innu Daya Barade
Aarti Nayak conferred the title of “Sangeet Ratna”
We had the fortune of featuring Aarti Nayak sometime back with a recording of her scintillating performance. Carrying on the legacy of her father Pt. Ramarao Nayak of Goa and a family brimming with the ocean of music, Aarti has been awarded Sangeet Ratna by Kashi Sangeet Samaj. Her sister Kirti Nayak, shares with us a recording of her magic in Raag Madhuvanti
Ramdas Shevgoor – Portrait of a great artist
Ramdas L.K Shevgoor is one of the famous artists in Mangalore. He is the owner of Shevgoor fine arts, Mangalore. Shalmali Prabhu, from Mangalore brings to us an excellent writeup, accompanied by a photo slide-show by Manju Neereshwallya of Studio XL Mangalore. Watch some of the best portraits ever created, and maybe have yours done during your next trip to Mangalore!