Today I am going to tell you about a beautiful composition!! It is the musical rendition of Sant Tulsidas's 'Shri Ramcharitmanas'. I guess it was made many years back, probably in 1970s or 80s. After that , All India Radio keeps on playing it anytime during their daily programmne schedule.
The music director the series is Mr. Satish Bhatia, who has done such a marvellous work!!
The composition has a basic background music (theme), on which everyday some lines of Ramcharitmanas text are sung.
Mostly all the famous singers have lend their voice in this composition, filled with devotion!!
Now I will tell you how I come to know about it. These days everyday morning AIR FM Gold (106.4 megahertz in Delhi) plays 10 min from this priceless composition from 6:50 - 7 am. At first I could not understand the meaning of the lines sung by the eminent singers, as the text is written in Avadhi language. But this composition is Unique in the sense that before each day's musical presentation, they tell the story of that part. So we have an idea of the content of the musical beforehand :). Such a great maturity on the part of the director!!!
I am amazed to FEEL the Bliss generated by the music!! Thee writing itself is like Divine Nectar , as we all know, and the music makes it even more sweet!! All the devotees need to listen to it to FEEL the depth of Tulsidasji, and to get immersed in the devotion of the Lord!!! Wonderful Creation indeed!!! I am short of words to appreciate this great composition !!
Also credit goes to All India Radio, as they are playing it in all their channels / stations for so many years!!!
My salute to all the singers, music directors and to all the persons related with this great venture!!! ....
You can find some more information about this composition in the blog of 'The Hindu' newspaper. The title of the article is 'Hearing with the Mind's Eye', written by Jitenmdra Pratap. The blog address is- www. blog.thehindu.com/delhi . And the date of the article is 30 Jan 2009.
Here is the link of the article -
So, enjoy this great text 'Ramcharitmanas', with wonderful music!! ....
I thought to edit this post as many useful information regarding this great creation came to me as comments below this post since last one year. The Kripa of the Lord indeed :) :)
Firstly. I came to know that CDs of Baalkand and Sundar kand are available in the Aakaashvaani centres. And these CDs are also available on Flipcart also - which is another good news :) :). Now anyone can purchase it :)
Another great news of JOY is that AIR Allahabad has this composition in their collection (website), from where the listeners can download them or listen online :). Here is the link of the page
Lots and Lots of Thanks to all the readers whose comments helped us in such a way :). For me, reading all those comments means sharing the Blissful experience with another Devotee :) :)
Keep listening :)
Jai Shri Ram!
AIR FM Gold frequency list-
Delhi- 106.4 megahertz
Kolkata - 100.2 megahertz
Chennai- 102.3 megahertz
Mumbai- 100.7 megahertz