Thumak Chalat Ramachandra - Tulsidas Bhajan - Live Unplugged

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Happy New Year friends!

After a harrowing week of snowstorms, a family full of sicknesses, I thought of sharing an iPod recording on one of my favorite bhajans – Thumak Chalat Ramachandra.
This bhajan, originally written by Saint Tulsidas, describes Lord Rama’s antics as a baby. The popular tune is based on raag Jaijaiwanti (some commonalities with Carnatic Dwijavanti).
Here is a humble single take of mine – an iPod recording… I sing this regularly at many occasions locally.
Please do listen when you get a chance, greatly appreciate your valuable feedback.

II Thumak Chalat Ramchandra II

ठुमक चलत रामचंद्र
ठुमक चलत रामचंद्र बाजत पैंजनियां …
Baby Ram walks, swaying unsteadily
Baby Ram…. His anklets ring in tune with his steps

किलकि किलकि उठत धाय गिरत भूमि लटपटाय .
धाय मात गोद लेत दशरथ की रनियां …
Laughing joyously he stumbles around on the ground
He is fondly picked into the laps of King Dasharath’s queens

Baby Ram walks…
His anklets…

अंचल रज अंग झारि विविध भांति सो दुलारि .
तन मन धन वारि वारि कहत मृदु बचनियां …
They cover him with saris, dusting the dirt off and caressing his bruises
They offer loving and reassuring words of devotion to make him feel better

तुलसीदास अति आनंद देख के मुखारविंद .
रघुवर छबि के समान रघुवर छबि बनियां …
Poet Tulsidas is thrilled at the face of Ram, which has the glory of the Sun
Baby Ram is exactly what he imagined him to be

Baby Ram walks…
his anklets…

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Neil swanson.. Serious fall again .black out. neck surgery coming in 2 wks prayers requested thanks neil Pro user said

Hi sudah
Firstof all your new picture does a lot more
justice for you great pic of u and family.
considering this was done from an i pod which
im not at all familar with . wondering how
that can b done.lo. this was superb vocals
in allways possible. very hypnotic. the sitar
and vocal held me captive .enjoy your vocals
on anything u do . u could sing anything and
would b like a fine masterpeice of art.
great job liked it and hope all gets well .
we r getting snow next 2 days. so iknow the
feeling. by the way we r xactly half way through winter. lo think spring.!!

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Babu Nm said

great one sudha. very pleasant one. really enjoyed this one from you… great really great one
may bless you and be with you always

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Adithi said

What a treat to listen to your beautiful voice in this divine bhajan! Your improvs at “Tulasidas Athi anand” were delectable. Enjoyed it very much and taking to favs! :)
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Latha Ganti Pro user said

Sudha ! Wonderful !Soulful rendition ! as pure in spirit as in sound!! am totally immersed in the bhajan !

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Harry Chops said

Wow Sudha. Very nice singing. Never knew Ipod can record this quality. Will try sometime.
Liked it immensely and my fav too
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ராஜ் குமார் அஞ்சன் said

Glad to see you back… As usual, your graceful strut kept me hooked… :-) Liked all those extemporizations… Complete divinity felt… Through this post, we have been cued about your upcoming posts… Right?? :-)
Thanks,
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Vishak Subramoney said

ur voice is so lovely. liked the way u eased thru the Bhajan….nicely done.

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Hari Bhaskar said

Sudha, it’s such a pleasure listening to your uploads. This lovely devotional rendition of yours was so captivating and I was simply enthralled by your voice. It is a privelege knowing you through your music. Looking forward to your next upload. Best Wishes. Hari Bhaskar.

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Sarada Pro user said

One of my favorite bhajans. All through the song I was remembering the picturization of this bhajan in Ramanand Sagar’s TV Ramayan.
Very beautifully sung :)

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Dr. priya Rajan said

God’s voice is heard in many ways….
Some soothes us, nourishes us, make us cared for, loved, etc….Simply Divine!!!
My choice of music sudha dear absolutely to my fav’…… let God shower his blessings on U.
Take care of yr health….

Thanks for sharing.

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Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

divine rendition sudha…
i closed my eyes and heard this ,felt so good.
thanks for this new yr gift.

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Uthra said

Sudha: Absolutely divine! Loved it in your voice. Terrific breath control!

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Srividya Kasturi said

Lovely singing, Sudha! Liked it a lot:)
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Karthika Venkatesan(infinitely away.. ) said

Wow… great singing… am now learning this bajan in my music class… thanks for providing the meaning :)

wishing your family to have a healthy and wealthy life…

Thanks,

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Brilliant sudha ……no words to describe this rendition….excellent breath control, bold but beautiful voice, excellent singing…………goes to my favs of favs.
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Adwait Ranade Pro user said

Fantastic upload Sudha! Glad you have overcame the cold bug. And what a return! Loved it to core. Wonderful sustain at Anand……
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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks so much dear friends – Meera, Neil, Babu, Adithi, Latha, Harry, Raj, Vishak, Hari, Paras, Sarada, Adina, Dr. Priya, Biju, Uthra, Vidya, Karthika, Harshan and Adwait – for your amazing response and your beautiful feedback. I am really happy that my sincere take touched your hearts… God bless you all. :-)
I have listened to many versions of this bhajan – Lataji, Chandrakantha Courtney, Kala Ramnath and TN. Rajam’s violin version too, and mostly have adapted Chandrakantha’s version, but I just sang in my own style.
Sudha
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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Awesome singing Sudha, was a tranquil listening experience. The initial alaap was very nicely done. Enjoyed all the nuances in the song too. Great job Sudha – thanks for sharing.

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Radhakrishnan Nair said

Awesome rendition Sudha. Listening to this bhajan after a long time. It was a pleasure listening to this in your beautiful voice.
Liked it and to my fav.

regards
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Loknath Mishra said

hii sudha ji.
u made my morning good with this song.
like it in ur smooth voice.
good job.
thanx.

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Unnikrishnan Kb said

Very nice sudha
Best!!!
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Swamy Kitcha said

Superb Sudha. Great sounding for an iPod recording.

This take of yours definitely deserves a good mix. Try to also mix it up later, in a proper setup. Great singing and I loved it !!!
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Meera Manohar said

Been trying to leave a comment since the time this was posted :)) Loved it Sudha… your forte definitely….
Cheers,
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Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Wah Re Wah, Sudha !
Divine & mind-blowing rendition by one of those versatile singers in MUZIBOO !
My Good GOD, can’t even believe that this is an iPod recording since it sounds so perfect enriched with lots of “Bhakthi Bhaav” !
Got immersed in this beautiful rendition in your great voice & versatile style !
LOVED it to the core & FAVOURITED !
Standing ovation !
Thank you so much for sharing this “unmol bhajan” !
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
Thinkal Govind Kumar.

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Saroj Nair said

nice Bhajan Sudha, very nice rendition

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Jaishree Pro user said

Enjoyed this bhajan very much Sudha!

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot friends for visiting this impromptu bhajan post of mine, and all your wonderful feedback. So many of you fav’ed and/or liked this effort – it means a lot… :-)
@Kitcha – my recording system is misbehaving – time for an overhaul/upgrade, so went back to my classic iPod recording ways…the tanpura was also on, so its just one file with both my voice and the tanpura in it… Wasn’t sure how to mix it.
@Govindji – So glad you loved this anmol bhajan – I know you like Ram bhajans. :-)
Sudha
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Rakesh Baro Pro user said

:) Banda Jhuk ke salaam karta hai …jalan hotee hai tumse mujhe , if I did my grad @ NIT Trichy I would be your Shishya 4 saal ke liye , seekhne ko ata Gana tumse :)…

Awesome rendition…loved your harqats n murkiyans….

goes to my favs

Cheers
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Srini S said

A big salute.Great job sudha.Main iske laayak nahin hoon,lekin love to listen.No words to express.Goodluck ma.

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Rakesh, Srini and Sai. Appreciate your wonderful feedback! :-)
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Rashmi Nair said

Beautiful, Sudha. Your voice, modulations, feel….everything is just awesome.
Awaiting more such renditions from you….
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Angela Paduraru said

Sudha….beautiful. Very nice singing!the beautiful modulations !

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Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Awesome….Liked a lot…Very divine …

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Revathi Vasanth (away) said

Beautiful, Sudha. Untainted soulful singing

Keep such posts coming,

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Ajay m nair said

V.nice bhajan…. lovely singing…. gr8!!!

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Kaushick M said

Great singing Sudha!
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Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Sudha, sorry to be late here! Absolutely beautiful! loved your alaap. what a relief to hear such songs here. Congrats!
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Pradeep Barre said

Sudha….SIMPLY AWESOME! VERY DIVINE!!!Faved it!Sorry for being late!This rendition speaks volumes of your class and proficiency as a vocalist!Amazing work Sudha!
This is one of my Anup Jalota’s favorite Bhajans which I used to sing in my school days.You refreshed those beautiful memories:)Congratulations & God Bless You!
Thanks & Regards,
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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks so much Rashmi, Angela, NVKji, Revathi, Ajay, Kaushick, Rajeevji and Pradeep for all your wonderful feedback.
My heartfelt Thanks – it sure feels nice to receive such encouragement from talented artists like all of you.
Sudha
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Sushane Shankar said

Super singing! :)
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Swati Prasad said

sooper singing sudha didi
this is my favourite bhajan :)
very nice singing
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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Sushane and Swati.
Sushane – Thanks for fav’ing as well.
Swati – Thanks! I know you like this bhajan – was waiting for your f/b… :-)
Sudha
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Khawer Khilji Pro user said

Beautifully rendered Sudha.

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Anju and Khawerji for listening to this bhajan, and your great f/bs.


“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. "
- Nelson Mandela

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Vishnu and Renu. Welcome to my space, Renu! :-)
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Nivetha said

Hi…

Great singing!!! Loved the dynamics in ur voice…

Divine listening to u… Amazingly sung…

Thanks & Regards
Nivetha

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Nivetha. Welcome to my space!
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Sajna Taj said

Beautiful voice,liked your expressions.
Congrats!

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Shekhar Gupta said

u have a strong classical base……….very nice……loved this
this bhajan revived my childhood memories when my mum used to sing this to me …. i must be 3 or 4….
goes to favourites……thanks

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Sajna and Shekhar.
@Shekhar – Thanks. This is one of my fav bhajans too- I will be posting some more devotional ones that I have learnt from my Gurus.
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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Rahul! Don’t bother with apologies. :-) Thanks a lot for your wonderful words. Actually, my training has been very intermittent due to career and family, but I practise real hard. More than the training, its the riyaaz that helps me improve.
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Shajinarayanan said

Too good…… Thanks a lot for posting this…. i heard this bhajan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan… you reminded me those days….

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thank you Shaji and Jivan.
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V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

Most wonderful singing.
Pl let more of them coming!

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Nikita Daharwal said

Great breath control you have Sudha ji….Loved this Divine Bhajan in your soulful voice…Thanks!

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thank you VSGji, Alpana and Nikita. :-)
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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Diptanu. :-)
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Prakash Shenoy k said

nice singing
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Bghosh said

Respected Sudhaji,

I live in the Eastern part of India where Goshwami Tulsidas is very popular among a section of Vaishnavas. I have earlier listened to a large number of his Padavalis and selected parts of Ramcharitmanas, including this one, sung by different artists. But your wonderful performance here, I must say, made me love this song even more.

May Lord Ram bless you happiness and prosperity

With regards,
B. Ghosh

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks so much Prakash ji, Archana and BGhosh Ji.
@Prakash ji – I am a big fan of Mahalakshmi’s performances and have been listening to her khayals and bhajans.
@Thank you Archana.
@B Ghosh Ji – Thank you so much. I am blessed to receive such a feedback.
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Ashok Sai said

Sudha ji,

So lucky I found this, absolutely divine, plain tambura sruthi added more beauty. Adored this, hats off ji.

Regards,

Ashok

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Thanks a lot Ashokji for checking out my posts. Regards, Sudha
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Jitender Malik said

Simply divine and superb singing. Please listen to my latest uploads- Jo zubane dil na samajh sake and Mein kab gaata.
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