Songs of the Monsoon

The monsoon is knocking at our doorstep. While the southern part of India is already drenched with heavy rainfall, the northern part of the country still awaits the sweet smell, that emanates from the first drop of rain falling on the sun baked earth. The rains have always been unpredictable, the science of meteorology notwithstanding. However, some things have remained steadfast down the centuries, and one of these is India’s concept of monsoon music. Ragas that bring out the romance of rain are a part of our heritage.

Sanjeev Abhyankar – Barkha Ritu Aayi :  (Download)

Ashwini Bhide – Jhamak Jhuki Aayi Badariya :  (Download)

Channulal Mishra – Sawan Jhar Lagela :  (Download)

Ajay Pohankar – Garaje Ghata Ghan :  (Download)

QUIZ : Give me the names of the male and female singers and the name of the Album/Film, and I will send you this rare song + a bestseller e-book (in Microsoft Reader .lit format) by email. Answer the questions in the comments to this post, and please don’t forget to mention your email address.

Quiz Song : 3

Comments are welcome.



  1. Gubbles said,

    June 9, 2009 at 2:26 am

    I have just come across your blog, and have been listening to the songs all day. Thanks a ton for all the wonderful music. Could you direct me to some more Amir Khans on the Net, especially the Hamsadhwani vilambit, “Jai mate vilamb”? Also, why am I not being able to download any of the songs on clicking the Download button on your site?

    Answer to the quiz: Singers are Mukesh and Suraiyya

  2. indianraga said,

    June 9, 2009 at 8:44 am

    @ Gubbles

    I checked the links and they seem OK to me. I presume that you are double clicking on the ‘Download’ links. Instead right click and ‘Save Target As…’

    Amir Khan’s Raga Hamsadhwani Vilambit (Jai Mate) can be downloaded in .wma format from :

    Hope this helps you. 🙂

  3. Gubbles said,

    June 11, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Yes, indeed, my problems have been solved beautifully. But you didn’t say whether my quiz answer was correct. 😦

  4. indianraga said,

    June 11, 2009 at 9:22 am

    @ Gubbles

    Only 50% correct as you forgot to mention the name of the film. The film is Lekh (1949). However, I have already sent you the song and an e-book as promised.

  5. shubhaangi saraf said,

    July 3, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    zillian thanks for such a nice website.can you just upload bhoop raga and yaman sung by DR. Sanjeev abhyankar

  6. khurjawalagyan said,

    July 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    thanks to get me in touch with nature and its feel. its really a great job that you are getting us the inner / soul feeling of nature as classical singing is inner soul singing and it is always sung of own pleasure. It is not to please the other what is being done in commercial songs and singing.

  7. Sandeep Tandon said,

    March 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    hello dear

    Can I have the Pt. Ajay Pohankar’s garze ghata ghan ghan?

  8. Sandeep Tandon said,

    March 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I mean which album does it belongs?

  9. indianraga said,

    March 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Ajay Pohankar’s “Garaje Ghata Ghan” is featured in the album ‘Monsoon Melodies’ (a 2 CD set). Other artists include Amir Khan, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Ashwini Bhide, Channulal Mishra and Shruti Sadolikar.

  10. Rakesh Singh said,

    June 9, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Thanks for sharing monsson sangeet.

  11. monica agarwal said,

    June 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    thanks for monsoon songs…really awesome see this also some cool monsoon and romantic stuff here………

  12. PALLAV said,

    June 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    One of the best things that can happen in my life, is YOU.

  13. indianraga said,

    June 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    You know, today I feel, all the effort that I put into all this, was worth it.

  14. Anita said,

    August 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    These songs are so awesome…. I mean u just can’t stop listening to them….

  15. lakshmi Shankar said,

    June 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    lovely monsoon songs. Could you tell me in what raag is jhamak jhuki aayi sung by ashwini bhinde. Also where will i find the lyrics

  16. August 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Same here Anita, realy I can not stop listening……………………….

  17. anita said,

    September 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

    @ Lakshmi Shankar…. In case u haven’t found the answer to ur question yet. Jamak jhuki aayi is in Shyam Kalyan with other misers raags like miyamalhar, des and pilu in between.

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