Thumri : music of love

Rasas or emotions that govern human lives are mentioned in the Natya Shastra, the 400 B C ‘bible’ of Indian music, dance and drama. Shringar Rasa, the emotion of romantic love, is the essence of Thumri and its allied forms, Dadra, Kajri, Jhoola, Sawan, Hori and Chaiti. Thumri is a short piece of semi-classical rendition usually sung at the conclusion of a classical music concert. Thumri is based on the romantic-devotional literature inspired by the Radha-Krishna love theme. The words are strictly adhered to, and the singer attempts to interpret them with his/her melodic improvisations. It is quite usual for a singer to deviate from the rendered Raga, but momentarily.

Shobha Gurtu – Thumri Des – Saiyan Re Ho :  Download

Parween Sultana – Thumri Pilu – Tum Radhe Bano Shyam :  Download

Savita Devi – Thumri – Jao Wahin Tum Shyam :  Download

Savita Devi – Padi Gailen Chunaria Mein Daag :  Download

Savita Devi is daughter of Siddheshwari Devi, the legendary Purab Ang singer of Benares and one of the finest exponents of Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Chaiti, Hori and Tappa.




  1. May 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Savitadevi ji bahot khubaapki dono thumri sunkar ati prasnnahuva aapki avvaz ki Mithas ab bhi kafi bani rahi hai Aap gujarat me (AIR)ke jariya hamare
    shahar Anand(amul)25yrs. pahle aayee thi tab maine hi aapka hosting,aavbhaga kiya tha app thumri me bemisalhai sahan a me gayi hui Hori me khelungi SHyam se datke.Aaj bhi muze yaad hai .meri student Maitrayee patel us bade chaavse gati hai dhany vaad

  2. namita said,

    June 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    a beautiful and rare number my gurujee liked it very on his recmendation ilisten to this ultimate number good indeed

  3. NKSingh said,

    October 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    true disciple of guru. very poignant voice


    February 10, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I like classical music and these songs impressed me very much.

  5. debasish chakrabiorty said,

    March 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    on changeing the phase of time the style of producing a thumri by the recent young maestros seems to have become a bit different .I’m interested to keep listening that unique thumris .Therefore i shall be grateful if some opportunities be made through the web to listen that pieces
    eagerly waiting with anticipation

  6. Avirup said,

    July 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    great collection …… really great full to this site…. thanx

  7. December 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Please upload the songs once more, I am not able to open or download.

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