Sunday, November 18, 2012

Baba Bihari Ji Kathak

Born about 90 years back in BIDASAR village of Churu district in Rajasthan, Baba Bihari Ji Kathak is one of the greatest Folk Artist that India has borne.

He took his initial classical music training from his mother. Later, he also got trained in various 'Gharanas' of Kanpur, Banaras, Kolkatta. Apart from Classical Music, he attained great heights in Ghazals and Rajsthani Folk Music. Sadly, this 'Gem' of Hindustani Music left us all in 1990.

There is also a Baba Bihari Ji Kathak Fan Club on Facebook, the link for which is given below:

Thank you Krishan Kant Ratawa Ji for sharing these rare audio files with us.

Chadi - By Baba Bihari Ji Kathak : Raag Bhervi :  

Jeev Tu Jayego - By Baba Bihari Ji Kathak : Raag Kalingda :  

Lat Uljhi Suljha Ja Re - By Baba Bihari Ji Kathak : Raag Marubihag & Raag Adan :  

Pag Ghunghroo Baandh - By Baba Bihari Ji Kathak : Raag Malkoush :  

Monday, November 05, 2012

Indian Raga's Favourites : Songs He Lived Through - #2

Posting a few more 'Shabads'. Feel the bliss!

Lakh Khushiaa - By Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur :  

Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru - By Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur :  

Sat Gur Hoe Dayaalu - By Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur :  

Maaee Gur Charanee - By Snatam Kaur & Prabhu Nam Kaur :  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Indian Raga's Favourites : Songs He Lived Through - #1

I cannot post articles like my father, but I can make sure this blog is alive by posting all his favorite music. I hope you all will like it.

Om Namo Bhagwate - By Pandit Jasraj :  

Soi Sunandarhee - By Snatam Kaur :  

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Indian Raga - On His Last Journey...

With a heavy heart, I am writing about my father, Indian Raga.
Indian Raga left all of us on 30th September 2012, to find a place for himself in heaven, which he surely will.

As I believe, you all respect him a lot, let us all pray for him.

And for any music related help that any of you need, please send an email to, I will try to respond as early as I can.

Thank you for all the affection and support that you gave to Indian Raga in his difficult times.
Indian Raga will always be with us through his precious collection of music.


Indian Raga & Family

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jaltarang : pure nectar

Jaltarang, Jal Yantra, Jalatarangam or Jalatharangam is a unique instrument in the sense that it is both a percussion as well as non-percussion instrument. Basically, it is a series of china clay bowls of descending size laid in a circle, or row or any other convenient configuration. These bowls are tuned to the notes of the Raga being played by adjusting the amount of water held in the cups. When struck with chop-stick like strikers, these bowls produce very sweet chime or tickle like sound and can be used to play solo as an accompaniment of Tabla, or as an accompanying percussion instrument, mostly seen with Kathak style dance music.

Anayampatti Dhandapani & S Ganesan - Vathapi :  Download

Anayampatti Dhandapani & S Ganesan - Sarasa Samadhana :  Download

Anayampatti Dhandapani & S Ganesan - Parathapara :  Download

Anayampatti Dhandapani & S Ganesan - Ninnuvina :  Download

.. more Jaltarang music »