Chaiti : songs of sultry summer

As we all know, Indian classical music is mostly based on the seasons of the year and even fine tuned to the hour of the day. Chaiti is sung in the month of Chait that falls in March or April as per the Hindu calendar. The Chaiti is a musical form derived from folk songs and its theme mostly revolves around romanticism and mood of love. These are certainly season specific songs. The Chaiti songs, like Kajri, have a place in semi classical form also. Most of the songs have wordings like Ho Rama or Are Rama. The lyrics are normally in the Purabi dialect, spoken in eastern Uttar Pradesh and parts of Bihar.

Rasoolan Bai – Chaiti – Chait Ki Nindiya :  Download

Girija Devi – Chaiti – Raat Hum Dekhli :  Download

Shobha Gurtu – Chaiti – Piya Milan Hum Jaibe :  Download

Channulal Mishra – Chaiti – Sejia Se Saiyan Rooth Gaye :  Download

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9 Comments

  1. March 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Many thanks for this wonderful post on Chati… Loved Mishraji’s rendition… Keep up the wonderful work! You have a wonderful site:)

  2. sudhirkumar said,

    April 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I do not have words.What you are giving to us.Please keep it as long as so many 100 years.

  3. girish upadhyay said,

    November 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You people are doing such a fabulous job.once again thanks.

  4. Navin Sinha said,

    March 12, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Superb! Listened to Rasoolan Bai – simply wonderful! You guys are doing an incomparable service to Indian classical music. Keep it up.
    Navin Sinha

  5. manju mehta said,

    March 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    simply fabulous.pl post chaiti by other great singers

  6. iamkartik said,

    August 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    A treasure!!

  7. Pradip Banerjee said,

    November 16, 2011 at 7:05 am

    The elegant blog on chaiti is a nectar to drink.

  8. aren said,

    April 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    what a song,suparb..plz post some more chaiti of other singer

  9. Pravin Srivastava said,

    April 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Wonderful collection of choicest Chaiti… But am missing Nirmala Devi’s ‘Yehi Thainya Motiya Hera Gaili Rama’ – one of the finest…


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