Shivranjani or Sivaranjani (Sanskrit: शिवरन्जनि; Tamil: சிவரஞ்சனி) is a musical scale used in Indian classical music. There are two scales, one each in Hindustani music and Carnatic music. The Hindustani rāga is a pentatonic scale, while the Carnatic scale is a sampoorna scale (has all seven notes).

In Hindustani music, rāga Shivranjani belongs to the Kaafi thaat in terms of classification of the scale. Its structure is as follows.

Arohanam: S R g P D S
Avarohanam: S D P g R S

The komal (soft) gandhar(g) in place of shuddh gandhar (G) is the difference between this rāga and the global musical scale of Bhoop.

This Hindustani scale is also the currently popular scale in Carnatic music. This scale is a janya rāgam (derived scale), as it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes). It is a symmetric rāgam that does not contain madhyamam or nishadam. It is an audava-audava rāgam in Carnatic music classification (audava meaning ‘of 5’). Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) using swaras in Carnatic music notation is as follows.

Arohanam: S R2 G2 P D2 S
Avarohanam: S D2 P G2 R2 S

(the variant notes used in this scale are chathusruthi rishabham, sadharana gandharam, chathusruthi dhaivatham other than the invariants shadjam and panchamam)

In this form, Sivaranjani is considered a janya rāgam of Kharaharapriya, the 22nd Melakarta rāgam, though it can be derived from 3 other melakarta rāgams, Gourimanohari, Hemavati or Dharmavati, by dropping both madhyamam and nishadam.

Sivaranjani rāgam brings out karuna rasa (pathos) and lends itself for elaboration and exploration. It has many compositions in classical music and in film songs. (source: wikipedia)

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Kahin Deep Jale (Hindi)

Film: Bees Saal Baad

Language: Hindi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Music Director: Hemant Kumar

Year: 1962

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O Mere Sanam (Hindi)

Film: Sangam
Language: Hindi
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Year: 1964

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Baharon Phool Barsao (Hindi)

Film: Suraj
Language: Hindi
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Year: 1966

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Mere Naina Sawan (Hindi)

Film: Mehbooba

Language: Hindi

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Music Director: R.D.Burman

Year: 1976

Jul 10, 2011 - youtube.com - 6630
Oru Jeevan Thaan (Tamil)

Film: Naan Adimai Illai
Language: Tamil
Singer(s): S.P.Balasubramaniam, S.Janaki
Music Director: Vijay Anand
Year: 1986

Jul 10, 2011 - youtube.com - 6213
Na Jaiyo Pardes (Hindi)

Film: Karma
Language: Hindi
Singer(s): Kishore Kumar, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyaarelal
Year: 1986

Jul 10, 2011 - youtube.com - 5874
Aawaz Deke Hame Tum Bulao (Hindi)

Film: Professor
Language: Hindi
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Year: 1962

Jul 10, 2011 - youtube.com - 6934
Dil Ke Jharoke Mein (Hindi)

Film: Brahmachari

Language: Hindi

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan

Year: 1968

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Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din (Hindi)

Film: Mera Naam Joker
Language: Hindi
Singer: Mukesh
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Year: 1970

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Tere Mere Bich Mein (Hindi)

Film: Ek Dujhe Ke Liye
Language: Hindi
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, S.P.Balasubramaniam
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyaarelal
Year: 1981

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Tere Mere Bich Mein (Hindi)

Film: Ek Dujhe Ke Liye
Language: Hindi
Singer: S.P.Balasubramaniam
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyaarelal
Year: 1981

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Piya Milan Ki Aasre (Hindi)

Film: Piya Milan Ki Aas
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: S.N.Tripathi
Year: 1961

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Pyar Ke Pal Chhin (Hindi)

Film: Kunwari
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: S.N.Tripathi
Year: 1966

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Kai Sadiyon Se Kai Janamon Se (Hindi)

Film: Milap
Language: Hindi
Singer: Mukesh
Music Director: Brij Bhushan
Year: 1972

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Banake Kyun Bigada Re (Hindi)

Film: Zanjeer
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji
Year: 1973

Jul 10, 2011 - youtube.com - 6588
Mere Naina Sawan (Hindi)

Film: Mehbooba
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: R.D.Burman
Year: 1976

Jul 10, 2011 - youtube.com - 5566
Unnaithaane Tanjam (Tamil)

Film: Nallavanukku Nallavan
Language: Tamil
Singer(s): K.J.Yesudas, Manjula Gururaj
Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
Year: 1984

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Ponmaane (Tamil)

Film: Oru Kaidiyin Diary
Language: Tamil
Singer: Unni Menon, Uma Ramanan
Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
Year: 1984

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Zara Samne tu Aao (Hindi)

Film: Janam Janam Ke Phere
Language: Hindi
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: S.N.Tripathi
Year: 1957

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Laage na Mora Jiya (Hindi)

Film: Ghungat
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Ravi
Year: 1960

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Rhim Jhim ke Geet Sawan

Film: Anjaana
Language: Hindi
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyaarelal
Year: 1969

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Sawan Aye, Sawan Jaye (Urdu)

Film: Chahat
Language: Urdu (Pakistani Film)
Singer: Akhlaq Ahmed
Music Director: Robin Ghosh
Year: 1974

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Sansar Hai Ek Nadiya (Hindi)

Film: Raftaar
Language: Hindi
Singer: Mukesh
Music Director: Sonik Omi
Year: 1975

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Abhinava Thaaravo (Telugu)

Film: Sivaranjani
Language: Telugu
Singer: S.P.Balasubramaniam
Music Director: Pasupuleti Ramesh Naidu
Year: 1978

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Chumma Chumma (Hindi)

Film: Pataal Bhairavi
Language: Hindi
Singer: Salma Agha
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri
Year: 1985

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Vaa Vaa Anbe Anbe (Tamil)

Film: Agni Natchathiram
Language: Tamil
Singer: K.J.Yesudas
Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
Year: 1988

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O Priya Priya (Telugu)

Film: Geethanjali
Language: Telugu
Singer(s): S.P.Balasubramaniam, K.S.Chitra
Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
Year: 1989

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Koyaliya Gati Hain (Hindi)

Film: Jungle Love
Language: Hindi
Singer: Anuradha Paudwal
Music Director:
Year: 1990

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Kannum Kannum (Tamil)

Film: Thiruda Thiruda
Language: Tamil
Singer(s): Mano & Chorus
Music Director: A.R.Rahman
Year: 1993

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Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (Hindi)

Film: Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai
Language: Hindi
Singer: KK
Music Director: Anu Malik
Year: 2001

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Ashtami Rohini (Malayalam)

Film: -NA-
Language: Malayalam
Singer: K.S.Chitra
Music Director: Johnson
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  • balansatish sundar

    lovely collection ma’am!

  • N Saikrishnan

    There is an error in this blog.  In Carnatic Music, Shivaranjani is a janya ragam of Karaharapriya ( the 22nd Melakarta ragam ) and not a janya of Vachaspathi.  The arohanam and avarohonam are S R2 G2 P D2 SS D2 P G2 R2 S Hence it is not a Sampoorna ragam having all the seven notes. ref  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Janya_Ragas

  • Suresh Nair

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX38MDPvKYk

    pullanguzhal kodutha moongilgale song of T.M. Soundarararajan may also be included