Gems of Mani / Unique Creations

Thri Shakthi

This DVD is dedicated to the living legend Padmabhushan Lalgudi G. Jayaraman on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Karaikudi Mani's intellectual intricacies, and decorous presentation enriches this unique album along with V. Suresh on ghatam.


His latest venture titled, "Amrutham - Fusion for Freedom" is an imaginative, novel effort that has captured many fans and winning the hearts of all music and laya buffs.

Amazing imagination and an absolutely phenomenal creativity on blending the Thavil and Mridangam by the maestro.....

Into the fire

Rich in power, beauty and originality, Into the Fire is a new style of music built on the rock solid foundation of the Carnatic tradition with Western interpretations, performed both on South Indian and Western instruments.

Conductors: Karaikudi R. Mani & Paul Grabowsky.


The compositions of Hameenniemi titled, 'Music for Mani' I to IV. The Indian scales blend perfectly with the Western harmony are absolutely delightful, even for people who have limited understanding of the western discipline.

Conductors : Eero Hameenniemi & Mani

Steps in Time

The expanded possibilities of the Japanese shakuhachi flute to embrace the realms of jazz and fusion and by musicians who create music that transcends national boundaries and the origins of their instruments.

Conductors : John Kaizan & Karaikudi R. Mani

Laya Priya

The group comprises of four rhythmic instruments, Mridangam, Kanjaira, Ghatam and Mursing with melodic support from the violin.

They present five contrasting pieces, one of features an extended sequence of percussion solos in the manner of the traditional talavadayakaccheri.

Sruthi Laya Vol 1 & II

Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani's inherent desire to propagate the highly sophisticated structure of South Indian Rhythm and present innovative rhythmic patterns and ideologies.

This led him to release his first album, Sruthi laya supported by a large orchestra.

Laya Chitra

A perfect unison of rhythm and melody, a wonderful blend of intricate laya patterns and soulful sarvalagu exemplified by crisp clarity.

A Pravaham of laya patterns which comprises of the nadais Chatusram, thisram, kandam, misram and Sankeernam.

Swamiji 60

This is one of the rarest & finest tribute one can offer to Sri Swamiji during His 60th Birthday celebration.

Initiated almost a year back by Sri Swamiji, the musical genius - Mridangam maestro Sri Karaikudi R. Mani has indeed succeeded in bringing the idea to reality.


Karaikudi Mani’s fans have reason to cheer. You can feel the equation between him and Harishankar, falling in total line to give a memorable concert.

An accomplishment unique to Lalgudi, deservingly mentioned in the CD cover. For classical lovers, this one is a treasure.

Strings - Lalgudi

A coherent whole, strikes you because of the ceaseless change of musical situations, with moods changing from peacefullness to rhythmic excitement, from spiritual evocation to dramatic force.

A Classic Album for pure classical lovers of carnatic music.

Live with Lalgudi - Kosmic

These recordings exemplify the great musical experiences of the past and are sourced from tapes 20-30 years old.

They have been digitally re-mastered for the listening pleasure of the rasika public and released in aid of the SKGS Building Fund. Twin pack from Kosmic Global media Pvt. Ltd.

Pallavi Heritage Series

A classical release by AVM audio. Palllavi series is relesed in two parts. In one of the concert Guru Kaaraikkudi mani is accompanied by Sri.Vinayakram in Ghatam

Lalgudi the name instantly associated with melody, rhythm, masterly technique In violin playing and musical excellence.

Salutations - Smt. D.K. Pattammal

One of the classical releases of Smt.D.K. Pattammal along with Guru kaaraikkudi mani in mridangam. Salutation - A real salutation to Smt. Pattammal.

This is a Twin pack Tape/ Audio CD and Thirupparkadal Sri Veeraraghavan has accompanied on the violin.

Tanjore S. Kalyanaraman

A scholarly RTP in 4 ragas namely Ranjani, Manoranjani, Janaranjani and Sriranjani in combination with spontaneous repartees from the accompanists.

Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani, a genius in his own right and a trail blazer among percussionists played a sparkling thani.

T.N. Seshagopalan

Innate ability to communicate the most intricate musical expression with ease, simplicity and aesthetic charm by Sri. T.N. Seshagopalan.

On top of it, brilliant following up by kaaraikkudi Mani and apt support by G.Harishankar, Nagai Muralidharan on the violin is a musical treat.

John B. Higgins

John Higgins an extraordinary musician, scholar, teacher, and human being and also the first non-Indian to perform South Indian classical Karnatak music at a high level of proficiency.

Guru Kaaraikkudi mani with V.Thiagarajan and V.Nagarajan shared the stage for this release.

Sanjay Subramaniam

A Twin CD pack of Sanjay Subramaniam, Live concert held @ narada gana sabha chennai. Released by Charsur Digital.

Accompanied by Mysore Sri.Nagaraj on the violin, and Srirangam Kannan on the Morsing held at Narada Gana Sabha Chennai - 1999.

Sanjay Subramaniam - DVD

A Twin DVD pack from Charsur digital workstation, Live concert recording of the December season 2004 concert , held Narada Gana Sabha for Karthik Fine Arts.

Accompanied by Nagai Sri.Muralidharan on the violin and Sri V.Suresh on the ghatam

Dr. S. Ramanathan

Dr. Ramanathan, M. S. Gopalakrishnan, Karaikudi Mani each of them are superlative maestros in their own right.

Dr. Ramanathan scholarliness, MSG's tonal excellence and Kaaraikkudi Mani bhani on mridangam is definitely worth looking for the younger generation music students.

Immortal Sounds of the Veena

This CD features Carnatic classical music and carries renderings of foremost exponents of musical India.

Sharing stage with S.Balachandar on Veena and Vinayakram on the Ghatam. Dr. S. Balachander With & Karaikudi Mani & T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram indeed a rare combination.

Pithukuli Murugadas - Bhajan

Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani was just eight, when he first played on stage for a bhajan performance of Pithukuli Murugadas in Karaikudi.

He grew along with Pithukuli murugadas and it was one the first media releases of Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani.