Radha-Jayalakshmi: My Voice is the Chime of the Bell at the Temple in Chenthoor

Well known Carnatic vocalist Jayalakshmi, one half of the famous Radha-Jayalakshmi duo, passed away in the early hours of Monday May 26th.

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A famous solo rendering by Jayalakshmi is “Maname Muruganin Mayilvaganam”

It is a beautiful song in four lines in praise of the Lord of Beauty & Benevolence:

My Mind is the Peacock Vahana of Lord Murugan
My Tender Mango leaf like body is Kugan’s Temple
My Voice is the Chime of the Bell at the Temple in Chenthoor
Tolling O’ Kugan & O’ Shanmugan

Song rendered by Jayalakshmi of Radha-Jayalakshmi duo ~ Music by MS Viswanathan in The movie “Motor Suntharam Pillai”

Lyrics by Kothamangalam Subbu (10 November 1910 – 15 February 1974) poet, actor and film director; author of Tamil novel Thillana Mohanambal.

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Realted: Carnatic Vocalist and Playback Singer Jayalakshmi of Famous Radha-Jayalakshmi Duo Passes Away at Hospital in Chennai. [via DBSJeyaraj.com]