Maitrim Bhajata Akhila Hritjaitrim

A few minutes back, was listening to Maitreem Bhajata. Not the vocal version of MSS but the veena rendering by Gayathri. The veena version is played in the Yaman Kalyani raaga. I am not a geek of raagas but from what little I’ve listened to, Yaman Kalyani derived from Kalyani is used to play some of most melodious songs.Veena is one of the sweetest instrument for the ears. Anyone who has listened to Chitibabu’s Bells of Joy would accept that.

Accompanied with a solo mirudhangam, Gayathri veena rendering just blew me away. Even during the last Marghazhi music festival, I had been to Gayathri’s veena kutchery but with all the smell of bondas and nei pollis sneaking into the music hall, I didn’t enjoy the show completely.

On a not-so-cold evening, like today, with the lights switched off in a room, you’ve to listen to the veena playing to agree with me. I’m not setting ideal situations to enjoy the veena but it was as though she played a personal kutchery in the house, just for me.

6 responses to “Maitrim Bhajata Akhila Hritjaitrim”

  1. Nilu Avatar

    Why the heck are u posting at such an unearthly hour???????????


  2. Lazy Geek Avatar

    oh !!yeah it was midnight by then. But not after that.


  3. Nithya Avatar

    Thanks to u, I got to listen to it too:) Mindblowing indeed… I have always felt the MS version a little too fast (the version that I’ve heard atleast), but this ones jus at the right pace… Of course, the effect is much better with the original..:D

    If anyone wants to listen, its available at


  4. Venkat Avatar

    Hi Guru, wow that was really good!
    Thanks for the information.
    Nithya thanks for the site, very useful.


  5. Krithika Avatar

    Mmmmmm Yaman. Try listening to ‘Bhavayami Gopala Baalam’ (MSS version is the best, naturally) and the more famous ‘Krishna Nee Begane’ of the same Raagam. Bliss.


  6. Kishore Avatar

    Two songs I want to go to sleep with every night..
    Nanati Baduku – MSS
    Shiva Shambo – Maharajapuram Santhanam
    (both Revathi raagam)

    One song I want to wake up with every morning..
    Kurai onrum illai – MSS
    (Shiva Ranjani/kaapi/Sindhu bairavi)

    Eternal Bliss!!

    Can anyone send me links to the first two?


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