Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The enchanting "Bhairavi" - Tribute to Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

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Bhairavi Signifies the end.. the end of Mehfil.. departure, hence the mood of this raaga is Sombre, yet pleasant.. which keeps on lingering while artists fade away after the mehfil..

One such artist faded away yesterday.. "Bharat Ratna" Pandit Bhimsen Joshi... He was 89 years old..

One of the prominent singers of India who sang "Vande Mataram" in Lok Sabha at the stroke of the midnight hour of 14th August 1947 and beginning of 15th.. Independence dawned upon Bhaaratvarsha with beautiful rendition of "Vande Mataram" by Pandit Bhimsen Joshi ji in Desh Raag.. What can be more exhilarating and auspicious? 

Here is his rendition of famous thumri.. Babul mora naihar chhuto hi jaay... 

As his aatman shoots upwards, crossing the "Sapta-lok" and resting in Vaikuntha till he decides to reincarnate again, his mortal body fades leaving behind the notes of this immortal "Bhairavi" sung by him... 

Panditji, in essence, shall live on, for eternity...

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