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Day 234: Kayamboo Niramayi

I have an inclination for any song that relates to 'Krishna'. Actually anything that relates to Krishna- from names, to peacock feathers, to the color blue. This was not taught to me but I remember being so from childhood. So, the same goes for songs. This has nothing to do with devotional connection or so. In fact even if the premise of the song is based on either the beauty and charming antics of Krishna, romance, or the childhood, or even just terms that relate to Krishna, I love it. This is specially true if the song is in Malayalam. There is an extra charm that the language adds to it. I remember wanting to talk to any one who had a name that was associated with Krishna and his life. Probably, the stories I grew up listening to is a reason why I love it so much.

Su.. Su.. Sudhi Vathmeekam, had a song "Kayamboo niramyi.." A romantic melody number uses the context of Radha and Krishna's love as a way to depict the relation between the protagonist and his lady. The lyrics by Santhosh Varma is beautifully set to tune by Bijibal. This song is rendered by Swetha Mohan and Tripunithura Girija Varma. From my (limited) understanding of ragas, I think this song is set in Abhogi.

Do listen to it if you haven't heard this one.


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