So this post is B for Brindavana Saranga. A raga with an appeal to any kind of audience and at any time, in my opinion.

It is the janya of the giant family of Karaharapriya with a scale as:

Aarohanam: S R2 M1 P N3 S

Avarohanam: S N2 P M1 R2 G2 R2 S / S N2 P M1 R2 S

There are heavy classical songs, however, it is best suited for post-main part of the concert. Some famous songs in Brindavana Saranga include:

  • Rangapura Vihara, Sowndara Rajam, Swaminathena by Dikshitar
  • Kamalaptha Kula by Thyagaraja
  • Enta Matramuna (part of the song) by Annamacharya
  • Kaliyuga Varadhan by Periyasami Thooran

Have sung Aasai Mugam Marandhu Poche, a Bharathiyar song, a version that is set in BS, tuned by my dad (and I did not know that till now :(), in the below link.

Owing to its pleasing and emotional effect, just like Desh, it has been used / influence used in a lot of movie songs by a lot of music composers.

Pon Ondru Kanden from Padithal Mattum Podhuma – Vishwanathan / Ramamurthy

Singaara Kanne Un from Veerapandiya Kattabomman – G Ramanathan

Maadathile from Veera – Ilayaraja

Konjum Mainakkale from Kandukonden – A R Rahman

Radhai Manadhil from Snehithiye – Vidhyasagar

Ye Samba Ye Samba from Pandavar Bhoomi – Bharadwaj

Nenjankootil from Dishoom – Vijay Antony

Urugudhey from Veyil – G V Prakash

Saavan Aaye Ya Naa – Dil Diya Dard Liya (hindustani touch) sung by Mohamad Rafi and Asha Bhosle.

Howver, there is this never ending debate that the raga Brindavani and Brindavana Saranga are one and the same or not. Let me not delve into that topic in this post, hence knowledgeable people might find some of the songs mixed and repesented under the same raga title. #disclaimer

  • Until next,

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