Rama , the subject of a recent film by mani ratnam, has been a south indian icon for many hundereds of years, at least from the thyagaraja era of post venkatamakhin scheme of “carnatic” music. (which deserves its own blog post for the three people who still care. ) This , however, can serve as an introduction to people that like to watch rama on youtube
Priya sisters in vasantha, “seetamma is my mother, Sriramudu my father.”
Unnikrihnan : Pandurethikolunilavai in hamsanatham “My Rama, let me in and be your guard (dwarapalaka) forever”
Unni singing another : drink the “rama” essence” lalitha
MS Subbalakshmi is Bhagyashree “rama bhaja” (sing the rama name and add color to your this birth).
Palaghat rama bhagavathar “the pure and holy rama” parama paavana Panthuvarali
Semmangudi and Maharajapuram singing dinamani vamsa (the sun dynasty’s standard bearer rama” HArikamboji
Alathur srinivasa Iyer “kathanavari “( will the beliefs of the faithful be belied Oh rama) Todi
manasu nilpa shakti lekha pote – Madurai Mani Iyer –Abhogi « If I don’t have the power to still my mind »
mokshamu galada MDRamanathan (will I get no relief , rama , from the relentless world)
Prince Rama Varma(of the trivancore Palace) sings M D Ramanathan’s “ Rama ragava” (a lullaby in Neelambari)
Umayalpuram sivaraman Solo on the mridangam , followed by MD Ramanathan’s Kalyani Tillana Birana brova
A Mangalam bysome North American Indian Kids, a thyagaraja composition.