Truly, as the Winter bids a bye, so springs the Spring Season. We call it Vasanth Ruthu or the Besant Ruthu.
Everywhere, there envelopes a green posture. New sprouts spring forth and the trees are again seen with green leaves.
Rivers are filled with fresh water. Birds come there almost suddenly from nowhere.
And that is Spring Season.
There could be none amongst the Tamil community who was not enchanted by the KAMAL hit of Rajaparvai.
A very melodious song ANDHI MALAI POZHIKIRATHU we never forget in this film. This song was based on Raag Vasantha.
LET US SEE IT FIRST.
andhi malai pozhikirathu
Vasanth Raag is one Raag which almost elevates one into a pleasant mood.
The Hindusthani Classical has an almost equivalent raag which is Besant.
Vasant raag has its origin:
17 sUryakAntam janya
Its aroganam and avarohanam are:
Aa: S M1 G3 M1 D2 N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 M1 G3 R1 S
Devarnama in Raag Vasantha
unnikrishnan sings vasantha Raag courtesy: jayatv & youtube.
The song I liked most in Raag Vasant was spotted by me in youtube. The lyric is :
rAmacandraM bhAvayAmi raghukulatilakamupendram
nAmakIrtanatArakaM naravaraM gatamAyikam
kAkusthaM dhImantaM kamalAkShaM shrImantaM
The most popular Arunachala kavirayar song KANDEN KANDEN SEETHAIYAI is sung in this Vasant Raag also.
kanden kanden kanden seethaiyai
by Neyveli Santhanagopalakrishnan.
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/p/x/A4b22btVDd.As1NMvHdW/?done_detect(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SONG COMPOSED BY ARUNACHALA KAVIRAYAR IS ALSO SUNG IN RAAG MUKARI)
There are a lot of film songs based on this Vasant Raag::
andimazhai pozhigiradu (rAja pArvai)
kaNNA unai tEDittEDi (T.K. rAmAnuja kavirAyar)
naTarAjan un tirunaTanam kaNDu (kannigA)
vandanam.. en vandanam (vAzhvE mAyam)
As we have already said, vasantha is very close to Raag Basant of Hindusthani Classical.
lET US NOW Listen to rAAG bESANT FROM DURBAR SAHIB. What a super melody this raag provides !! Incredible !!
KETAKI GULAB .. SONG FROM BASANT BAHAR in the same Raag Basant.