Saraswati Vandana

I am starting off my blogging journey with a Saraswati Vandana– (a lovely Hamsadhwani by Govindprasad Jaipurwale), and hope Maa Saraswati’s blessings are with me always.



  1. harveypam said,

    December 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    how touching!


    December 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Indeed, very happy to note addition of a very refreshing writer joining the genre of Film Music.
    Incidentally, I am in the process of collecting pieces on Raag Hansdhwani to back up the liking of Jaa To Se Nahin Bolun Kanhaiyaa of Parivaar [ Manaa Dey and Lata , Salil Chaudhary] and I could find the Saraswati Vandana in Hansdhawani [that reminds of a Gujarati Proverb: બગાસું ખાવા મોં ખોલ્યું અને પતાસું આવી પડ્યું. – I opened my mouth to yawn and landed up eating a sweet.]

  3. December 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Welcome to my blog Ashok, and many thanks for your post.
    I shall look up other Hamsadhwani pieces and keep you posted.

  4. Sachin said,

    December 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Jai maa saraswati.. lovely song.

  5. Sachin said,

    December 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    All the very best !!

  6. SSW said,

    January 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    C Ramchandra used Hamsadhwani in the song “O Chaand Jahan woh jaaye” in the film Sharada. I don’t see much usage of Hamsadhwani in Hindi film songs. I think it still remains a regional raga in non-classical circles.

    • January 4, 2012 at 12:29 am

      Hi SSW,
      Welcome to my blog. Yes, CR did use it very well in in Sharda. There is one more from Parivar, featuring a dance sequence by Vijyanthi Mala , “Jaa Tose Nahin Boloon Kanhaiya”
      And there is a bad song in Bawarchi, where towards the end of which is a superb “Aayi Paniya Bharan ki Vela”, featuring Lakshmi Shankar, (Madan Mohan), which is one of the best representations of Hamsadhwani.

      • SSW said,

        January 4, 2012 at 2:48 am

        Karthik, I am Anu’s husband, she told me about your blog. The song from Parivar is pure Hamsadhwani, one of the few times that Salilda actually stuck to a raga entirely without putting any vivadi swaras. The actress is not Vyjayanthi Mala, it is Sabita Chatterjee. I do not remember the Bawarchi song, or if it was that horrible dance sequence that Jaya Bhadhuri did I will have done my best to forget it.

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