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)

Songs List
A short list of film songs that are predominantly in Raag Ahir Bhairav / Ragam Chakravakam (click on the images below to view the songs):

Meri Veena Tum Bin Roye, Dekh Kabira Roya (Hindi)
Meri Veena Tum Bin Roye (Hindi)
Film: Dekh Kabira Roya
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Madan Mohan
Year: 1957
Poochho Na Kaise Maine, Meri Surat Teri Aankhen (Hindi)
Poochho Na Kaise Maine (Hindi)
Film: Meri Surat Teri Aankhen
Language: Hindi
Singer: Manna Dey
Music Director: S.D.Burman
Year: 1963
Ullaththil Nalla Ullam, Karnan (Tamil)
Ullaththil Nalla Ullam (Tamil)
Film: Karnan
Language: Tamil
Singer: Sirkazhi Govindarajan
Music Director: Viswanathan-Ramamurthy
Year: 1964
Waqt Karta Jo Wafa, Dil Ne Pukara (Hindi)
Waqt Karta Jo Wafa (Hindi)
Film: Dil Ne Pukara
Language: Hindi
Singer: Mukesh
Music Director: Kalyanji-Anandji
Year: 1967
Ka Karoon Sajni, Swami (Hindi)
Ka Karoon Sajni (Hindi)
Film: Swami
Language: Hindi
Singer: K.J.Yesudas
Music Director: Rajesh Roshan
Year: 1977
Solah Baras Ki, Ek Dujhe Ke Liye (Hindi)
Solah Baras Ki (Hindi)
Film: Ek Dujhe Ke Liye
Language: Hindi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Year: 1981
Man Anand Anand Chhayo, Vijeta (Hindi)
Man Anand Anand Chhayo (Hindi)
Film: Vijeta
Language: Hindi
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Satyasheel Deshpande
Music Director: Ajit Verman
Year: 1983
Nee Paadhi Naan Paadhi, Keladi Kanmani (Tamil)
Nee Paadhi Naan Paadhi (Tamil)
Film: Keladi Kanmani
Language: Tamil
Singer: K.J.Yesudas
Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
Year: 1990
Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum, Aashiqui (Hindi)
Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum (Hindi)
Film: Aashiqui
Language: Hindi
Singer: Kumar Sanu
Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan
Year: 1990
Chalo Man Jayen, Swami Vivekananda (Hindi)
Chalo Man Jayen (Hindi)
Film: Swami Vivekananda
Language: Hindi
Singer: K.J.Yesudas
Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
Year: 1994
Albela Sajan Aayo Re, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Hindi)
Albela Sajan Aayo Re (Hindi)
Film: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Language: Hindi
Singer: Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Music Director: Ismail Durbar
Year: 1999
Angakaley, Satyam Sivam Sundaram (Malayalam)
Angakaley (Malayalam)
Film: Satyam Sivam Sundaram
Language: Malayalam
Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
Music Director: Vidyasagar
Year: 2000
Rakkilithan, Perumazhakkalam (Malayalam)
Rakkilithan (Malayalam)
Film: Perumazhakkalam
Language: Malayalam
Singer: M.Jayachandran
Music Director: M.Jayachandran
Year: 2004

jQuery Video Popup by VideoLightBox.com v1.8m

Listen and Participate on list.ly


  • 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

75 queries in 0.505 seconds.