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Day 55: Y for Yadukulakamboji

Carnatic music is the classical music form from the southern part of India. Some of the elements in this style of music are sruthi/sruti, talam, ragam and swaram.  This is pitch, rhythm, melody and  musical sound respectively.  Now, the title of my topic today is the name of one of the ragas- melody. A raga is a form of specific rules for the note, that has to be obeyed either to a 't' or within that specific frequency. The ragas in Carnatic music can be divided as janaka raga and janya raga.

Now, the raga, Yadukulakamboji is a janya raga. There are some wonderful songs in this ragam. Here is one of my favorite ones. This is a beautiful song rendered by the great Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar. It is on my favorite Guruvayurappan. This was written by Malayalam poet, Irayimman Thampi on Lord Guruvayurappan. This was later popularized by Chembai in this raga. Chembai's shishya was (also one of my favorite singers) Das uncle (Dr.K.J.Yesudas).

By the way, the original song was set in Sri ragam. The composition also sounds wonderful in this ragam. 

This is another one by the great Muthuswami Dikshithar. This is rendered by the great Semmangudi. This is a kriti on Shani Bhagavan

This is yet another beautiful song Kaalai thukki nindru.  This is rendered by Ranjani-Gayatri sisters. 

So, happy night to y'all. 
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