malayalam film songs.

Music that is not orthodox Carnatic or Hindustani.

#1  Postby ganesh_mourthy » 20 Jun 2008 11:43

please could some one list me some malayalam songs for me to listen from the 80's or 70's. i have not listened to many malayalam songs and missed out many . but always loved to listen to those of middieval time . that of janaki or even 90's. i woudl appreciate if rasikas coudl write whatever that crosses their mind to be good . i love songs like thumbi vaa thumba kudathil . really awesome. expecting nice melodies.
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#2  Postby ragam-talam » 15 Jul 2008 02:45

Where to start? I suggest you check out musicindiaonline. For a list of Mallu movies from the 70s, see here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayalam_ ... _the_1970s

For a sampling of songs from the 80-90s, check out this site:
http://www.simplymalayalees.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=424
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#3  Postby ramya » 06 Mar 2009 00:49

Hi,

Can someone give me the lyrics for the song 'nadam' from the movie 'Sindoora rekha'.I heard it being sung at the Asianet Idea star singer 2008 and it was great !!

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#4  Postby Vinay » 12 May 2009 04:09

Song: Nadabrahmathin Sagaram
Movie: Kattu Kurangu
Singer: K.J. Yesudas
Music Director: Devarajan
Lyrics: P. Bhaskaran
Year: 1968

I recommend this YouTube version. But if for some reason you can't access that, there's also an eSnips version. But in that one they seem to have done something to the equalizer settings so that the background instruments are annoyingly in the foreground (so to speak).

Lyrics:

kalyANi

pallavi
nAdabrahmattin sAgaram nIndivarum
nAgasundarimArE

anupallavi
saptaswarangaLE, sangItasarassile
SabdamarALangaLE, sAkshAl (nAdabrahmattin...)

caraNam

Suddha dhanyAsi
kalpanAkAkaLikaL mULivannettumenrre
swapnacakOrangaLE
mAnasavEdiyil mayilpIli nIRttiyADum
mAyAmayUrangaLE, sAkshAl (nAdabrahmattin...)

bahudhAri
pUzhiyil njAn tIrtta swarggamaNDapattile
uRvaSimEnakamArE
innenrre pulmEnja maNkuDilpOlum ningngaL
indrasabhAtalamAkki. sAkshAl (nAdabrahmattin...)

kAnaDa
yAcakanivanoru rAjamandiram tIRttu
rAgasudhArasattAl virunnunalki
Ayiram gAnangaltan Anandalahariyil
njAnalinjalinjappOL anaSwaranAy. sakshAl (nadabrahmattin...)

simhEndramadhyamam
kaNmaNimArE, ningaL kingngiNi kilukkumbOL
kaNNunIRttuLLipOlum naRumuttutAn enrre
kaNNunIRttuLLipOlum naRumuttutAn
alla parAjitanalla njAn sangIta
swaralOkagangayitil mungidumbOL. sakshAl (nadabrahmattin...)

It can be said to be a song about the power of music.

Hm... it looks like Chembai might have sung this song once! Here, some "Nada Brahmathin - Ragamalika" is mentioned under the details of one concert. It is very likely this very song. You can see that Mahduban Me Raadhika is also there. Plus, Yesudas was part of the concert too. (He did study under Chembai). Interesting.
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#5  Postby vganesh » 12 May 2009 09:44

What a wonderful song. That was an era of good malayalam songs.

I have a complete CD of Malayalam songs; It ranges from "Chakravarthini" song to kiridam movie. I can upload some of them after going through. I do not know the year etc., But do let me know the song name and tell me how to upload. I will check & reply.
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#6  Postby ragam-talam » 30 May 2009 12:29

vganesh, pls do upload. That was the golden era of Malayalam film songs. Chakravarthini is a favorite of mine. tAmasamendE varuvAn is another classic hit.
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#7  Postby VK RAMAN » 30 May 2009 18:56

manasa nilayil - JesudAs - I just recorded one for my pleasure - here it is!
http://www.acidplanet.com/components/embedfile.asp?asset=1243324&T=1051
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#8  Postby ragam-talam » 06 Jul 2009 02:40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3T9bwCaFck

A lovely song on Krishna from the Malayalam movie 'Nandanam'.
What ragam is this set to?
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#9  Postby gobilalitha » 06 Jul 2009 05:46

VKR, There is some problem with my speaker of the pc , i did not hear the song as posted by you .do you refer to the song in bhimplas(abheri) from film Dhwani , music by Naushad.? gobilalitha
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#10  Postby VK RAMAN » 06 Jul 2009 06:25

These are the details of the song:

Movie Name: Dhwani (1988)
Singer: Yesudas KJ
Music Director: Naushad
Lyrics: Yusuf Ali Kechery
Year: 1988
Director: Abu AT
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#11  Postby vganesh » 06 Jul 2009 14:32

Ragam-Talam Sir; I did not see your posting. I will upload the songs within a day or two. Extremely sorry.
I started liking Carnatic Music only after I listened to host of songs by KJY. I used to wait for "chalachitraganagal" from TVM, Trichur radio stations. Of late all these are lost (for ever).
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#12  Postby cmlover » 06 Jul 2009 21:32

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#13  Postby ragam-talam » 14 Jul 2009 03:17

vganesh - look forward to your uploads. thanks.
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#14  Postby cmlover » 14 Jul 2009 10:20

Me too!
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#15  Postby srkris » 13 Sep 2009 00:29

Vinay wrote:Hm... it looks like Chembai might have sung this song once! Here, some "Nada Brahmathin - Ragamalika" is mentioned under the details of one concert. It is very likely this very song. You can see that Mahduban Me Raadhika is also there. Plus, Yesudas was part of the concert too. (He did study under Chembai). Interesting.


No in this concert, Chembai stops with Sreeramam, and the rest of the songs are sung only by Yesudas. Finally Chembai finishes it off with the mangalam.


Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar & K.J.Yesudas - Vocal at S.F.A.S. Bombay on 11.9.1972
M.S.Gopalakrishnan - Violin
T.V.Gopalakrishnan - Mridangam
01. Viriboni (Varnam) - Bhairavi
02. Vathapi Ganapathim - Hamsadhwani
03. Rakshamam - Gambhira Nattai
04. Siva Siva Siva - Panthuvarali
05. Karunai Cheivan - Yadhukula Kamboji
06. Ishta Deivame - Karnataka Devagandhari
07. Ninnuvina - Navarasa Kanada
08. Sri Ramam Ravikula - Narayanagowla + Thani Avarthanam
09. Kattile Pazhmulam- Ragamalika
10. Ganapthi -
11. Nada Brahmathin - Ragamalika
12. Guruvayoor Ambala -
13. Krishna Krishna - Ragamalika
14. Swarganandini -
15. Madhuban Me Radhika -
16. Mangalam

The song swarga nandini and kattile pazhmulam are also classically oriented film songs, you can click the names above to view these on youtube.
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#16  Postby raghavt » 01 Oct 2009 19:08

Hi All,

Would like to mention KJY-Raveendran team. The best in KJY was brought out by Raveendran I would say. There are many older songs, but the voice of KJY was the sharpest from mid 70s till late 90s. And the ones that came from this team starting from 1980s - lets start from Tenum Vayambum. The songs viz "Ottakkambi Naadam" and "Manasorukovil" are evergreen and fantastic. both composition wise and rendering wise. The razor sharp bass voice of KJY did all the magic. I am not sure whether the music was composed by Raveendran for the song "Neelakkadambukalil". But the voice perfection of KJY matches with the ones in Tenum Vayambum.

I'd like to invite comments from all music lovers regarding this team

~ Raghav.
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#17  Postby ragam-talam » 05 Dec 2009 23:46

A classic - Chakravarthini by Yesudas (ragam: Hameer kalyani)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdaU5CWEVBM
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#18  Postby cmlover » 05 Dec 2009 23:59

Thanks!
One of my favourites...
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Re: malayalam film songs.

#19  Postby ragam-talam » 07 Sep 2010 03:03

This is considered THE song that launched Yesudas's musical career in Malayalam films:
http://youtu.be/l7MayjJtyH8
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#20  Postby Sundar Krishnan » 19 Apr 2012 20:02

19/4/12

In most of these songs listed below, I would like to know the Ragam(s) – the query on Ragam(s) is the central query in all :

1) I would like to know the Ragam of :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdYwCfEbxIo
Oru Neram Enkilum by Yesudas (6:39 m)

The Ragam of this song sounds partly like “NITYA_POOJALIVIGO”, sung by G BalaKrishna Prasad in Ragam maLavi-gauLa,
and at some places, sounds like Shri Ramachandra (Tulasidas) - by Lata.

More than one yr ago, I downloaded the song “NITYA_POOJALIVIGO” by GBKP from :
http://apurvaabhi.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html ->
G Balakrishna Prasad-NITYA POOJALIVIGO.mp3 :
http://www.4shared.com/audio/ee8su3NW/G_Balakrishna_Prasad-NITYA_POO.html
-> http://www.4shared.com/audio/ee8su3NW/G_Balakrishna_Prasad-NITYA_POO.html
[I had some difficulty in downloading then. If you too find it difficult, pl let me know, and I can upload in sendspace.]

Pl refer to http://www.rasikas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=148 for my queries on :
“maLavi gauLa vs gauLa-mALavi - Ar / Av ?”

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2) As compared to the link given in Post 15, this link seems to be better now for this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy0j46YPMI0
kattile Pazhmulam - Evergreen Malayalam Song [4:01 m]

taurus13580 says that it’s a RagaMAlikA, and he lists the 3rd Ragam as Manolayam.
I would like to have a confirmation of the Ragams of this song.

When I looked in karnatik.com, I found one ref for Ragam Manolayam :
http://www.karnatik.com/c1308.shtml (6-RAga-MAlikA) :
4th Stanza : shonnapaDi vandiDuvEn enru shona kandanum innum varavillaiyaDi enna kurai sheidEnaDI (vaNa vaNNa malar – in KApi) ... - composed by Kadalur Subramaniam, in Adi TALam.

Any other Song in Manolayam ? Any Audio / Video Links ?

What is the meaning of “PazhmuLam” ?

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3) I would like to thank Vinay for the Lyrics in Post 4.
I tried following the given Lyrics in Post 4, while listening to the UTb Link.
I “heard” the foll somewhat differently – to be confirmed before correcting the Lyrics :
C1 : mULivannettumenrre -> mULi-vannettumende ??
C2 : innenrre -> innende ??
C4 : naRumuttutAn enrre -> naRu-muttutAn ende ??

Wrt Ragams :
C4 : Could someone else pl confirm if the C4 Ragam is SimhendraMadhyamam ?? I am not sure.
C1 : I also feel it is close to Shuddha Dhanyasi, but would like confirmation from someone else.

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>> Vinay : It can be said to be a song about the power of music. ??
Could you pl elaborate.

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>> Vinay in Post 4 : Hm... it looks like Chembai might have sung this song once! Here, some "Nada Brahmathin - Ragamalika" is mentioned, ...
The link : “http://rasikas.org/chembai/chembairecordings.html” doesn’t seem to work now.
I tried searching. ...
Do you have any string-patterns that I can search with ?

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4) As compared to the link given in Post 15, this link seems to be better now for this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBht4Fj7Zzs
Swarganandini SwapnavihariNi - LankAdahanam (1971) [4:25 m]

I would like to know the Ragam(s) of this song.

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5) The link mentioned in Post 8 does not work now.
When I searched with “Nandanam”, I found these links :
5-a) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YCccIwGLNc
Sreela Vasntham - Kacheri by Yesudas [4:49 m]
This has both Video and Audio.

5-b) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_42BTUIAV-0
Sreela Vasantham (Nandanam) [5:10 m / 5:16 m]
Only Audio ; but why longer for 5:10 m ??

I would like to know the Ragam of the above song.

>> ragam-talam in Post 8 : A lovely song on Krishna from the Malayalam movie 'Nandanam'.
Are you referrring to the above song ?

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6) Clicking the link given in Post 17 does not work directly – a typo error. The link that works now is :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MayjJtyH8
Thaamasamenthe Varuvaan - Bhaargavi Nilayam 1964 Lyrics - P Bhaskaran Music - M S Baburaj [3:49 m]
In this, Yesudas seems to have sung somewhat like Talaq Mahamood ! ??

I would like to know the Ragam of this song.

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7) As compared to the link given in Post 17, this link seems to be better now for this song :
A classic - Chakravartini by Yesudas (Ragam: Hameer KalyANi)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnMbMvcq4mE
Chakravartini [3:36 m]

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Thanks in Advance (TIA)

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#21  Postby Sundar Krishnan » 20 Apr 2012 21:06

20/4/12

Continuing the request for Ragam(s)-identification … :

8) I would like to know the Ragam of this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqJ48k3Uj18
Ayyappa Devotional Songs - Sabari gireeswara soubhagya – Yesudas [3:09 m]
Is it BowLi ?

This song is listed as a “Revival” Song in :
http://www.raaga.com/channels/malayalam/moviedetail.asp?mid=m0002141,
which lists many songs as “Revival” Songs.
What are they / Why are they named so ?

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9) I would like to know the Ragam of this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS4SZbnklYA
Thedivarum Kannukalil - Swami Ayyappan (1975) Ambili [4:58 m]

However, there is also another song listed as “Revival” for a shorter duration of :
http://www.hummaa.com/music/album/swamy-ayyappan-evergreen-treasure/19480
Thedivarum Kannukalil (revival) 4:00 m – by S Ambili

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E01mneA_Euk
- Revival Song – for 3:50 m ??

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10) I would like to know the Ragam of this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8qa4F8roR4
SWAMY AYYAPPAN - 1975 - Thiruparkadalil PaLLikondaye [4:39 m]
Is it Bhairavi ?

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11) I would like to know the Ragam of this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHnLbuG_JoA
Karineela kannulla Penne - Lalitha Gaanam By Yesudas [2:43 m]

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12) I would like to know the Ragam of this song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAN5bNPzOdY
PullAnguzaL-Kodutta-MoongilgaLe_TMS-KNNdAsn-MSVshwnAthn_yAN5bNPzOdY [5:06 m]

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It would help us all if each of these points is replied by quoting the respective Point No, so that ambiguities can be avoided. Since the queries are mainly wrt Ragams, the replies too, in many cases, can be short – just be the one-Ragam-word answer.

Thanks in Advance (TIA).

PS : I have not requested for the TALam info, but if TALam info is also provided respectively, it would be great. Thanks.

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#22  Postby ganeshkant » 30 Apr 2012 15:01

Sundar Krishnan,

I listened to some of the songs .

ThirupArkadalil - Bhairavi
karuneelakkaNgalil - karnAtaka devagAndhAri
orunEramengilum kANAthE - jujAvanti
kAtilE pAzhmUlam - kAmbOdhi,shanmukhapriyA,bhairav (mAya mALava gowLai)
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#23  Postby Sundar Krishnan » 01 May 2012 11:31

ganeshkant, 1/5/12

Thanks for letting me know the Ragams of some of the songs.

Keeping the SAME Numbers for the songs ... in the foll disc :

10) Thiruparkadalil PaLLikondaye – Thanks for confirming Bhairavi.

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11) Karuneela kaNNuLLa PeNNe - Lalitha Gaanam By Yesudas :
You have said karnATaka dEvagAndhAri ; while it sounds close, I would like to get a confirmation from some other members too, or from the Movie’s Album by a person, who may know about the original intended Ragam for this song in the movie.

In this regard, I would like to know the nuances by which one can differentiate between the foll 2 Ragams, just by carefully listening to the songs in these 2 Ragams : The Ar/Av Defn goes like this :
karnATaka dEvagAndhAri......|28 – HK|..S G3 M1 P N2 S..|..S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
Abheri.............................|22 – KP|..S G2 M1 P N2 S..|..S N2 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S

For eg, : “ShingAra Velane DevA”, sung by S Janaki – would like to get a confirmation on the Ragam.
Video / Audio Link for the song :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDRgGpEwSYw
http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/album/T0000518.html

[Some musicians are of the opinion that they both are the SAME Ragam ! ??]

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1) Oru Neram Engilum by Yesudas :
Dwijavanti appears close, but so too, is the tune adopted in “nitya pUjalivivO nericinanOhO”, sung by GBKP, said to be in the Ragam maLavi-gauLa.
So, here too, I would like to get a confirmation from some other members, or from the Movie’s Album by a person, who may know about the original intended Ragam for this song.

As per the info, I have of this song :
Lyrics - Chovvalloor Krishnan Kutty
Music - T S Radhakrishnan
Devotional Music Album : Tulasi Teertham
Created at TarangiNi Studio of Yesudas in Tiruvanantapuram ? [Not sure ??]

You can also listen to this song by Yesudas in this TV Pgm :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wxg5CE0zxc :
~ 11:20 m to 16:06 m – Yesudas gets sentimental, and his voice gets choked at about 14 to 15 m.

[In fact, by listening repeatedly to Yesudas’ actual rendering of this song in the foll link, I “edited” the Lyrics :
http://malayalamsongslyrics.com/lyrics_new/showsongs.php?id=962 :
-> http://malayalamsongslyrics.com/lyrics_new/lyrics.php?id=962 gives the Lyrics of this song.
I can post the edited Lyrics if anyone is interested.]

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2) kattile Pazhmulam - Evergreen Malayalam Song :
You have indicated the 3rd Ragam as : “bhairav (mAya mALava gowLai)”.
However, as I indicated in Post 20, the 3rd Ragam is stated as “Manolayam” in the UTb Link.
So, here too, I would like to get a confirmation from some other members, or from the Movie’s Album by a person, who may know about the original intended Ragam for this song.

Further, I would like to juxtapose the Ragam Names along with the Lyrics.
I obtained the Lyrics from the foll site, and by repeated listening to Yesudas’ actual rendering of this song, I have “edited” the Lyrics as follows :
(Edited) - From : http://forumhub.com/indfilms/12401.1094.22.47.13.html

KAttile pAzhmulam tandil ninnum
PAttinde pAlAzhi teertavale ...(2)
AanandakAriNi amrithabhashiNi gAnavilochini -> gAna-vimohini vannalum,
KAttile pAzhmulam tandil ninnum
PAttinde pAlAzhi teertavale

NinakkAy sarvavum tyagichoru dAsan,
ViLikyunnu, ninne viLikyunnu ... (2)
Kanaka gopura nadayil ninnum,
Kshanikkunnu ninne kshanikkunnu

KAttile pAzhmulam tandil ninnum
PAttinde pAlAzhi teertavale

Manmano vINayil ... (Background Flute Music)
Manmano vINayil
Nee shruti tertoru tantriyil(r?)-Akkave turumbu vannu (2)

Talayil aNiyitta ratna kireedam (2)
Tarayil veeNinnu takarunnu (2)

KAttile pAzhmulam tandil ninnum
PAttinde pAlAzhi teertavale

VaravANI~ kanaveLi~ varumO ...
Nee varumO ...
Madhura madhura mAnastana lahariya tarumO ...
Nee tarumO ...

Mandiram iruLunnu devi,
TantrikaL takarunnu devi,
TantrikaL takarunnu


I would appreciate if someone could add the Ragam’s Name on the RHS of each Stanza / Line, where the change-over takes place. The ref for this can be the UTb link of the Movie :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy0j46YPMI0

What is the meaning of “PazhmuLam” ?

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Similarly, I would like to have the Ragams [and TALams too ?] for the other songs too.
Thanks in Advance (TIA).

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#24  Postby ganeshkant » 02 May 2012 11:19

Sundar Krishnan,that could be manolayam.Long back I myself posted a small piece sung by me in this ragam.
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#25  Postby Sundar Krishnan » 03 May 2012 21:17

3/5/12

Ragams of other Songs in my List above ?? - others can also chip in.

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Some yrs ago, I had downloaded the foll as pdf files :

Now, these are available as images ! :

http://www.scribd.com/writerhari/d/4856891-Tamil-film-Songs-and-Ragas

http://www.scribd.com/doc/10515966/Raagas-in-Ilyarajas-1250-Songs

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