Friday, September 30, 2005

Bhatiyar

The other legendary raga that I adore immensely is the Bhatiyar. I am pretty damned sure everyone of us has heard it and some of us even remember it. Remember "poorab se surya uga" --the ad for literacy sung by Kavitha Krishnamurthy on DD??

yup! Thats the one! Almost too easy to identify.. you really cant miss the energy and freshness of this one! A classic morning raga!

Incidentally, this raga has been tried on by Unnikrishnan. He has tuned an annamacharya kriti "nanda nandana" quite beautifully to Bhatiyar (he calls it Bhatyari).
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/l/1/m/ragam.176/

There seem to be no film songs in this raga though I heard one old ghazal on radio with combination of Lalit (Tu hain mera prem devatha) and Bhatiyar (Hindustani classical singer Jitendra Abhisheki has actually come up with a jod-raga called Lalith-Bhatiyar).

Most usage of Bhatiyar in the light classical arena, it seems, has ben done by Ghati composers...

Anyways, for some inexplicable reason, I took "Sri Gananatham bhajamyaham" in Kanakangi from the movie Sruthilayalu, and retuned it to Bhatiyar, much to the horror of Bhargavarama...

5 comments:

yadbhavishya said...

I used to sing 'poorab se surya uga' from 'rashtriya akshasyata mission' which used to come on DD. Did not have any raga knowledge right then. Kedar told me it was Bhatiyar. A very beautiful early morning feel.

I try to play it, but still has some glitches.

Ragz said...

Really your music blogs are like dandakaranyam, for me atleast, impenetrable. I mean it as a compliment. I am awed at your enthu on music, too bad that I am unable to participate. But I m learning some from the discussions in your blog

Gandaragolaka said...

uh oh! I didnt intend my blog to be a music-blog...

hmm... time to think.

Sketchy Self said...

i guess what ragz meant was "music-posts"...
baabu, pls don't think...your intellectual machinations are currently just barely within grasp!
seriously, post here, on mavericks, whatever...but these posts are really good, keep them coming!

Gandaragolaka said...

ohhh!!! aithe vokay!!

and I totally forgot to thank Ragz (plural of raga??) for the compliment! How rude!!!