Indian Film Songs in Hamsadhwani

Indian Film Songs in Hamsadhwani

Hamsadhvani (Sanskrit: हम्सध्वनि, Tamil: ஹம்ஸத்வனி) also known as Hansadhwani, is a rāga in Carnatic music (musical scale of South Indian classical music). It is an audava rāgam (or owdava rāga, meaning pentatonic scale). It is a janya rāga (derived scale), as it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes).

Hamsadhvani is also extensively used in Hindustani music and said to be borrowed into it from Carnatic music. It was created by the Carnatic composer Ramaswami Dikshitar (1735-1817) and brought into Hindustani music by Ustad Aman Ali Khan of the Bhendibazaar gharana.

Structure and Lakshana

Hamsadhvani does not contain madhyamam or dhaivatam. It is a pentatonic scale (audava-audava ragam in Carnatic music classification – audava meaning ‘of 5′). Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:

ārohaṇa : S R2 G3 P N3 S
avarohaṇa : S N3 P G3 R2 S

The notes used in this scale are shadjam, chathusruthi rishabham, antara gandharam, panchamam and kakali nishadam.

Hamsadhvani may be considered to be a janya rāgam of Shankarabharanam, the 29th Melakarta rāgam, although it can also be considered to be derived from other melakarta rāgams, Sarasangi, Kalyani or Latangi, by dropping both madhyamam and dhaivatam. It is an elusive question as to whether Hamsadhvani is a janya of this or that melakarta. In Hindustani music it is associated with Bilaval thaat (equivalent of Shankarabharanam).

(Source: wikipedia)

Indian Film Songs in Hamsadhwani

Indian Film Songs in Hamsadhwani Ragam
  1. 1  Manatharil Ennum (Malayalam)

    Manatharil Ennum (Malayalam)

    Movie: Kaliyil Alpam Karyam
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 1984

  2. 2  Mayamanchalil (Malayalam)

    Mayamanchalil (Malayalam)

    Movie: Ottayal Pattalam
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer(s): G.Venugopal, Radhika Thilak
    Music Director: S.Sharreth
    Year: 1991

  3. 3  Ja Tose Nahin Boloon (Hindi)

    Ja Tose Nahin Boloon (Hindi)

    Movie: Parivar
    Language: Hindi
    Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey
    Music Director: Salil Chowdhury
    Year: 1956

  4. 4  O Chaand Jahaan Woh (Hindi)

    O Chaand Jahaan Woh (Hindi)

    Movie: Sharda
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: C.Ramchandra
    Year: 1957

  5. 5  Ragangale Mohangale (Malayalam)

    Ragangale Mohangale (Malayalam)

    Movie: Thaaraattu
    Language: Malayalam
    Singers: K.J.Yesudas, S.Janaki
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 1981

  6. 6  Sree Ranga Ranga (Tamil)

    Sree Ranga Ranga (Tamil)

    Movie: Mahanadi
    Language: Tamil
    Singer: S.P.Balasubramaniam
    Music Director: I.Ilaiyaraja
    Year: 1993

  7. 7  Karam Ki Gati Nyari (Hindi)

    Karam Ki Gati Nyari (Hindi)

    Album: Meera Bhajan (Not from a movie)
    Language: Hindi
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Music Director: Hridayanath Mangeshkar
    Year: 1974

  8. 8  Raavil Raaga Nilavil (Malayalam)

    Raavil Raaga Nilavil (Malayalam)

    Movie: Mazhanilaavu
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: S.Janaki
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 1983

  9. 9  Naadangalay Nee Varoo (Malayalam)

    Naadangalay Nee Varoo (Malayalam)

    Movie: Ninnishtam Ennishtam
    Language: Malayalam
    Singers: P.Jayachandran, K.S.Chitra
    Music Director: Kannur Rajan
    Year: 1986

  10. 10  Hey Kurumbe (Malayalam)

    Hey Kurumbe (Malayalam)

    Movie: Geetham
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: K.S.Chitra
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 1986

  11. 11  Aa Raagam Madhumayamaam (Malayalam)

    Aa Raagam Madhumayamaam (Malayalam)

    Movie: Kshanakathu
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer: K.J.Yesudas
    Music Director: S.Sharreth
    Year: 1990

  12. 12  Sree Vinayakam (Sanskrit, from Malayalam movie)

    Sree Vinayakam (Sanskrit, from Malayalam movie)

    Movie: Bharatham
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer(s): K.J.Yesudas, M.Raveendran
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 1991

  13. 13  Pahi Paramporule (Malayalam)

    Pahi Paramporule (Malayalam)

    Movie: Vadakkumnathan
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer(s): Manjari, Sindhu Premkumar, M.Raveendran
    Music Director: M.Raveendran
    Year: 2006

  14. 14  Mallike Mallike (Malayalam)

    Mallike Mallike (Malayalam)

    Movie: Uthara Swayamvaram
    Language: Malayalam
    Singer(s): Vijay Yesudas, Chinmayi
    Music Director: M.Jayachandran
    Year: 2009

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  • Subramanian

    valittuzhuthiya neelakadakannil – 
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  • Kar v

    Thank you for giving such a fantastic collection of songs for educating people.

  • Mohammed Iqbal

    Are the following songs also based in Hamsanandhi?

    1. Raathiriyil Poothirukkum – Thanga Magan

    2. Putham Puthu Poo Poothatho – Thalapathi

    3. Kaalayum Neeye – Thaen Nilavu

    4. Paavana Guru Pavana Guru – Mella Thiranthathuh Kanavu

  • Iqbal

    1. Malargale – Kizhakke Pogum Rail
    2. Va Va Va Anbe Vaa – Velaikkaaran

    Madam, are these two songs also based on Hamsadhwani?

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