Nachiketa Sharma

Guru Naman was recorded in Bangalore and was released in May 2007.

This two-CD classical album consists of a total of nine ragas.


Guru Naman (CD 1) consists of five items

  1. Raga Ahir Bhairav: Both the khayals here were composed by Jagannathbuwa Purohit “Gunidas.”  tero jiyaa sukha paave is set to vilambit Ektaal and bega bega aao mandira to drt Ektaal.

 

  1. Raga Gunakali: The compositions presented are due to Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang” – sankaTa harana deva in Jhaptaal and ajaba jogiraa in Teentaal.

 

  1. Raga Devgiri Bilawal: The drt Teentaal composition, jhananana baaje, is credited to Mahesh Narayan Saxena, whose colophon “Premrang” is heard in the text.

 

  1. Raga Brindavani Sarang: The chestnut, sagari umariyaa mori, composed by Faiyaz Khan “Prempiya” in drt Teentaal is offered.

 

  1. Raga Gopika Basant: Ramashreya Jha’s composition in Ektaal is on offer here – jaya jaya jaga jananee maatu.

 

 

 

Guru Naman (CD 2) consists of four items

 

  1. Raga Bihagda: The compositions presented are: rasiyaa mero in vilambit Ektaal by Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang” and sakhee mandaravaa in drt Ektaal by Jagannathbuwa Purohit “Gunidas.”

 

  1. Raga Hamsadhwani: The compositions offered are: laayi re taana in vilambit Roopak and Ramrang’s jaya jaya Ganapati deva in drt Teentaal.

 

  1. Raga Hemant: Both the compositions here are Ramrang’s: hamari sudha leeje set to a variation of Teentaal known as Addha, and bairana bhayo in drt Ektaal.

 

  1. Raga Shivaranjani: Laxmanprasad Jaipurwale’s composition, sumirana kara Shiva naama, in drt Ektaal is heard here.

 

 

Accompanying on the harmonium is Vasant Kanakapur and on the tabla is Rajgopal Kallurkar. An introduction to the artists can be viewed here.

 

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