Indian Film Songs in Ahir Bhairav

Indian Film Songs in Ahir Bhairav

Ahir Bhairav is a Hindustani classical raga. It is a mixture of Bhairav and the ancient but now rare raga Ahiri or Abhiri or perhaps a mixture of Bhairav and Kafi.

Arohana: S r G m P D n S’
Avarohana:S’ n D P m G r S

Ahir Bhairav is typical uttarang raga, which means emphasis is on the upper tetrachord. Best suited for the second Prahar of the morning, around 6 – 9 AM. The Carnatic music equivalent to this raga is Chakravakam.

Chakravakam, (pronounced chakravākam, Sanskrit: चक्रवाकम्, Tamil: சக்ரவாகம்) is a rāgam (musical scale), in Carnatic music (South Indian classical music). It is the 16th Melakarta rāgam (parent rāgam) in the 72 melakarta rāgam system. According to the Muthuswami Dikshitar school, this rāgam is called Tōyavēgavāhini or vegavahini.

It is the 4th melakarta in the 3rd chakra Agni. The mnemonic name is Agni-Bhu. The mnemonic phrase is sa ra gu ma pa dhi ni.[1] Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows (see swaras in Carnatic music for details on below notation and terms):

ārohaṇa : S R1 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S
avarohaṇa : S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R1 S

The notes in this scale are shadjam, shuddha rishabham, anthara gandharam, shuddha madhyamam, panchamam, chathusruthi dhaivatham and kaisiki nishadham. It is a sampoorna rāgam – rāgam having all 7 swarams. It is the suddha madhyamam equivalent of Ramapriya, which is the 52nd melakarta.

Chakravakam is a raga that is known to incites feelings of devotion, sympathy and compassion in the listeners.

(Source: wikipedia – ahir bhairav | chakravakam)

Indian Film Songs in Ahir Bhairav / Chakravakam

Indian Film Songs in Raag Ahir Bhairav
  1. 1  Meri Veena Tum Bin Roye (Hindi)

    Meri Veena Tum Bin Roye (Hindi)

    Film: Dekh Kabira Roya
    Language: Hindi
    Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
    Music Director: Madan Mohan
    Year: 1957

  2. 2  Poochho Na Kaise Maine (Hindi)

    Poochho Na Kaise Maine (Hindi)

    Film: Meri Surat Teri Aankhen
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Manna Dey
    Music Director: S.D.Burman
    Year: 1963

  3. 3  Ullaththil Nalla Ullam (Tamil)

    Ullaththil Nalla Ullam (Tamil)

    Film: Karnan
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: Sirkazhi Govindarajan
    Music Director: Viswanathan-Ramamurthy
    Year: 1964

  4. 4  Ka Karoon Sajni (Hindi)

    Ka Karoon Sajni (Hindi)

    Film: Swami
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
    Year: 1977

  5. 5  Waqt Karta Jo Wafa (Hindi)

    Waqt Karta Jo Wafa (Hindi)

    Film: Dil Ne Pukara
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Mukesh
    Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji
    Year: 1967

  6. 6  Solah Baras Ki (Hindi)

    Solah Baras Ki (Hindi)

    Film: Ek Dujhe Ke Liye
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
    Year: 1981

  7. 7  Man Anand Anand Chhayo (Hindi)

    Man Anand Anand Chhayo (Hindi)

    Film: Vijeta
    Language: Hindi
    Singer(s): Asha Bhosle, Satyasheel Deshpande
    Music Director: Ajit Verman
    Year: 1983

  8. 8  Nee Paadhi Naan Paadhi (Tamil)

    Nee Paadhi Naan Paadhi (Tamil)

    Film: Keladi Kanmani
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 1990

  9. 9  Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum (Hindi)

    Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum (Hindi)

    Film: Aashiqui
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Kumar Sanu
    Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan
    Year: 1990

  10. 10  Chalo Man Jayen (Hindi)

    Chalo Man Jayen (Hindi)

    Film: Swami Vivekananda
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
    Year: 1994

  11. 11  Albela Sajan Aayo Re (Hindi)

    Albela Sajan Aayo Re (Hindi)

    Film: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
    Language: Hindi
    Singer(s): Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
    Music Director: Ismail Durbar
    Year: 1999

  12. 12  Angakaley (Malayalam)

    Angakaley (Malayalam)

    Film: Satyam Sivam Sundaram
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
    Music Director: Vidyasagar
    Year: 2000

  13. 13  Rakkilithan (Malayalam)

    Rakkilithan (Malayalam)

    Film: Perumazhakkalam
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: M.Jayachandran
    Music Director: M.Jayachandran
    Year: 2004

  14. 14  Heluvudu Ondu (Kannada)

    Heluvudu Ondu (Kannada)

    Film: Jwaalamukhi
    Language: Kannada
    Singer: Dr.Rajkumar, Bangalore Latha
    Music Director: M Ranga Rao
    Year: 1985

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  • Dprak

    Nice compilation. Could you check if the following are chakravakam

    Neethoongum : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5Di4lwxVHY

    Poongatre : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU7xOkjnCsI
    http://www.muzigle.com/#!track/poonkatrey (Lousy Version)

    Podhumada : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AHHpM33psU

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kolathur-kannamma kolathur kannamma

    GREAT RESEARCH WORK AND HOME WORK TO COMPARE FILM SONGS OF SAME RAAGAS AND PRESENT IT WITH AROGANA AND AVAROGANAM .. IT WILL NO DOUBT HELP THE LEARNERS .. TO LEARN RAGAS FLOWS/SPECIALITY/ SANCAHARAM EXTRA. GOOD SERVICE!

  • Shiburaj

    I doubt the following are based on Chakravakam
    1. Nee Padhi nan padhi 
    2. Angakale…

  • Dinesh

    Vidukathaya
     

  • yedu

    Aadiyil vachanmundai……(malayalam)
    Film:-Chettathi-1965
    Music:-M S Baburaj
    Ragam:-ahir bhairav

  • Bodhi

    Ka karoo sajni is Pilu, not Ahir.

  • RAOJI

    Kannada Super Star Dr. Rajkumar’s song Heluvudu ondu maaduvudu innondu in film Jwaalamukhi is also Raag Ahir Bhairav / Ragam Chakravaka.

  • Rajani Anekal

    very nice blog. effective way to memorise ragas

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