Monsoon yearning

Anyone who has endured the unrelenting heat of the Indian summer will appreciate the relief that the Monsoon brings to the Indo-Gangetic plains. Cleansed of the heat and the dust, all nature seems to wear a new shiny robe. Suddenly the air is laden with the smell of damp earth and the gathering clouds cover the scorching sun with the promise of showers. The men and the boys are on rooftops flying kites of a hundred colors, while women and children swing from the branches of lofty trees. Peacocks fan out their long incandescent tails and the Papiha bird sings its love songs. The whole atmosphere is loaded with the symbology of love and yearning.

The ancient Vedic culture of India believed in the invocation of the rain Gods to bring life to the parched plains of India. Ragas were sung in scientifically worked out lengths and recited with specific musical notes to initiate the onset of rains each year before the season. Musical geniuses in ancient India believed that specific notes, sung in certain phrases, could darken the skies and bring a downpour of rains. In fact, this practice of invoking the rain Gods continues even in modern India whenever there is fear of a delayed Monsoon.

Begum Akhtar – Chha Rahi Kali Ghata :  Download

Munawar Ali Khan – Kari Ghata Ghir Aayi Ri Sajani :  Download

Shobha Gurtu – Chhai Ghata Ghan Ghor :  Download

Ashwini Bhide – Chha Rahi Kari Ghata :  Download

.. more songs of the Monsoon »

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10 Comments

  1. varsha said,

    June 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    lovely post! lovely blog!!

  2. Pankaj Batra said,

    June 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Nice songs linked

  3. virendra singh verma said,

    June 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    1- O VARSHA KE PEHLE BADAL
    MERA SANDESHA AAAA LE JAANA
    FILM MEGHDOOT…ARTIST–JAGMOHAN
    2- BARSAT MEIN TUMSE MILE HAM…BARSAT MEIN
    FILM BARSAT……CHORUS –LATA
    3-SAWAN KE BAADLON UN DE YEH JAA KAHO
    FILM RATTAN ..ARTIST ZOHRA BAI
    THESE ARE SOME OF MONSOON RENDERINGS OF YESTER YEARS
    TO BE ENJOYED

  4. Chinmay Kothekar said,

    June 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Really lovely blog!!!!
    Really nice songs and collection!!!
    Hats off!!! :)

  5. neem said,

    July 20, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I never see this type of blog or site before. In the manner of all respect it’s just outstanding .

  6. Nikhil said,

    January 30, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I just bumped into your blog while trying to search for this song “ab ke sawan ghar aaja” by Begum Akhtar as that song is played in the movie Dhobi Ghat.
    What can I say but this blog seems to a goldmine of classical music ! Me being more of a rock/metal listener, your blog has definitely opened new avenues for me who is always looking out for new music. Excellent collection indeed.
    btw, can I get a download link for the “ab ke sawan ghar aaja” ?
    Thanks again!

  7. indianraga said,

    January 30, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Each song that I post has a download link besides it. Right click the arrow image and choose save target as..

  8. Nikhil said,

    April 28, 2011 at 5:06 am

    With reference to my post #6, i cannot find this song my Begum Akhtar – “ab ke sawan ghar aaja” for download.
    Could you please upload the link if possible?

  9. Time said,

    July 6, 2012 at 2:23 am

    i just came across your blog while tying to get the Begum Akhtar ab ke sawna… thnx. 4 keeping it simple to dowload. :-)

  10. September 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    shreya voice is nice but Checkout this Mesmerizing Voice of duo sisters Vidhya & Vandana “Classical Carnatic music”

    http://simplygetit.blogspot.in/2012/09/mind-blowing-classical-tamil-songs.html

    Nee nenaindal agadadu undo
    Nirajadala nayani mahalaksmi
    நீ நினைந்தால் ஆகாததும் உண்டோ
    நிரஜடல நயனி மகாலக்ஸ்மி & aasai mugam marandhu poachchae – idhai yaaridam solvaenadi thoazhi
    ஆசைமுகம் மறந்து போச்சே – இதை யாரிடம் சொல்வேனடி தோழி?
    I have forgotten that lovely face, whom shall I share this grief with ?


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