We are presenting a CD on Lalitha Navavarnams – Compositions of Shri Kollegal Subramaniam. This CD is a musical form of worshipping Devi. The CD has 14 songs on Devi including 9 songs on each of the nine Avaranas in the Sri Chakra (also known as Meru). The nine Avaranas are listed below with the corresponding ragas on which the songs are based. Uniquely, all songs in this series start with the words, “Lalitha Purna Brahma Shaktya”.
Navaratri is an auspicious season for all devotees.
We hope you play the songs this Navaratri and seek the blessings of Devi.
Kanchana is Mumbai based Carnatic vocalist. She is blessed with a melodious voice and is equipped with a wide repertoire of compositions. She has a good grasp of the kirtanas of the Trinity viz, Tyagaraja, Syama Shastri and Muthuswamy Diskhitar. She also enjoys singing rare ragas, rare kirtanas of popular composers and kirtanas of Swati Tirunal Kritis, Meenakshi Sutan and other lesser known composers. She enjoys delivering unique kalpana swaras and manodharma sangeetham.
She has learnt music for over 15 years from various gurus – prominent amongst these are Shri. Sankara Bhagavathar, Chembur, Palakkad Shri. T S Anantharama Bhagavathar, Chembur, Shri. D Raghavachari of Hyderabad brothers fame, Smt. Padma Shandilyan, Chennai. She topped the diploma course from Telugu University, Hyderabad in1999.
- In her college days, she has won the first prize in several music competitions such as Mardi Gras – IIT (Chennai), IIT-Mumbai college festival and St. Xaviers College festival.
- Yuvavani artiste in AIR, Hyderabad.
- More recently, she had the opportunity of performing in the talent promotion series organised by Chembur Fine Arts, Mulund Fine Arts and Thane Kala Mandal. She also participated in the Syama Sastri Day celebrations in Shanmukhananda Fine Arts, Matunga in 2008.