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Giving Below the Favourite Ragas, Krithis and Accompanists of Madurai Mani Iyer. Also giving down below his other favourites besides music :-

Mani Iyer's favourite Main ragas
1. Kambhoji
2. Kalyani
3. Thodi
4. Bhairavi
5. Karaharapriya
6. PoorviKalyani
7. Mohanam
8. Shankarabharanam
9. Lathangi

His other favourite ragas
 
1. Panthuvarali
2. Arabhi
3. Durbar
4. Kapi
5. Bilahari
6. Shudhasaveri
7. Hindolam
8. Khamas
9. Surutti
10.Abhogi
11.Sriranjani
12.Sahana
 
His Favourite Pallavi Ragas
 
1.Shanmukhapriya
2.Kalyani
3.Kambhoji
4.Begada
5.Karaharapriya
6.Keeravani
7.Simmendramadhyamam
 
His Favourite Starting Krithis
 
1.Vathapi
2.Vallabha nayakasya
3.Thelisirama
4.Ramabhakthi
5.Naadathanumanisam
6.O!jegadamba
7.Thathvamariyatharama
 
Krithis for which he usually sing eloborate swaras without singing Raga alapana
 
1.Seethamma (Vasantha)
2.Sarasamukhi (GowdaMalhar)
3.Sarasasamadhana (Kapinarayani)
4.Enthaveduko (Saraswathi Manohari)
5.Subramanyena (Shudhadhanyasi)
6.O!jegadamba (Anandhabhairavi)
7.Enthabhagya (Saranga)
8.Janakiramana (Shudhaseemanthini)
9.Naadhathanumanisam(Chitharanjani)
10.Nijamarma (Umabharanam)
11.Nenarunchi (Malavi)
12.Sevikkavendum (Andolika)
13.Nagumomu(Abheri)
14.Raramainti (Asaveri)
15.Orajupuju (Kannadagowla)
16.Thelisirama (Poornachandrika)
17.Vathapi (Hamsadhvani)
18.Vallabha nayakasya (Begada)
19.Ramabhakthi (Shudhabangala)
20.Thathvamariyatharama (Reetigowla)
21.Thathvamerugatharama (Garudadhwani)
22.Angarakam (Surutti)

Krithis for which he normally does not sing raga or swaras
 
1.Navagraha Krithis
2.Shrisatyanarayanam (Shubapantuvarali)
3.Shrikamalamba (Sahana)
4.Chethashri balakrishnam (Dhwijavanthi)
5.Seethavarasangeetha (Devagandhari)
6.Shrivaralakshmi (Shri)
7.Shri Mathrubootham

His favourite Ragas for Singing Viruthams or Slokams
 
1.Kedaragowla
2.Sindhubhairavi
3.Kanada
4.Dhanyasi
5.Sahana
6.Hamsanandhi
7.Mohanam
8.Kapi
9.Behag
10.Ranjani
 
His Favourite Ragas for singing Ragamalika swaras in Pallavi
 
1.Kanada
2.Behag
3.Sindhubhairavi
4.Kedaragowla
5.Shadvidhamargini
6.Sahana
7.Surutti
8.Ranjani
9.Hamsanandhi
10.Hamsadhvani
11.GowriManohari
12.Dhenuka
 
His favourite Violin accompanists
 
Though almost all the leading accompanists of his time have accompanied Madurai Mani Iyer throughout his career. He had his own favourites who regularly accompanied him like :-
 
1. Thiruvalangadu Sundaresa Iyer
2. Varahur Muthuswamy Iyer
3. Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai
4. Mayavarm Govindaraja Pillai
5. Mysore Chowdiah
6. Lalgudi Jayaraman
7. T.N.Krishnan
 
His favourite Mridangam/Ghatam accompanists
 
Though almost all the giants of Laya, including the legendary Palghat Mani Iyer,have accompanied Madurai Mani Iyer, the following are the select favourites with whom he had performed regularly:-
 
1.Palani Subramaniya Pillai
2.Ramanathapuram CS Murugaboopathi
3.Umayalpuram Kodhandarama Iyer (Ghatam/Mridangam)
4.Madras Venu Nayakar (Mridangam/Kanjira)
5.Vellore Ramabhadran
6.Alangudi Ramachandran (Ghatam)
7.T.K.Murthy
8.Umayalpuram Sivaraman