Sponsored Radio Programme
on the 'Amruthavarshini Classical Music Channel' of
All India Radio, Bangalore - FM 100.1

‘Andal’s Tiruppavai’
Being broadcast daily from December 17, 2011 to January 14, 2012 (29 episodes)

Timing: 6:30 am to 6:45 am
Musical and philosophical experience of Andal’s Tiruppavai
during the month of Margashira, produced by Dr N Raghu of AIR.

Your feedback on the programme is most welcome.

New book for Children: Meghadootam – Kalidasa’s Sanskrit Lyric Adapted for the Young

Meghadootam is a lyric by Kalidasa, one of India’s most popular poets and, probably, its best-loved. In this book, the authors have tried to capture the spirit of the beautiful original work, especially for young readers.

The story goes that a yaksha [demi-god], who was exiled from his heavenly kingdom in the Himalaya in north India, wanders to the far south. He misses his wife and decides to send a message to her through a passing rain cloud. The yaksha befriends the cloud messenger [Megha doota] and gives him directions to his Himalayan home. As the yaksha’s soliloquy takes from, we find ourselves being led through a detailed and beautiful description of India itself!

Buy or Gift: book is available at:

'Periazhwar Kanda Kannan' – Sri Krishna as seen by Saint Periazhwar. Dravida Veda Sagaram – Vol III CD is now available.

It features selected Pasurams from Periazhwar Tirumozhi. The CD gives an opportunity to enjoy young Krishna, as experienced by Periazhwar. Tuned and sung by Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. R Vedavalli.