Sumiran Karle was recorded in Bangalore and was released in May 2007.
This bhajan album consists of seven
devotional offerings in Hindi.
Karle consists of seven items
begi hee Brij
jaao Udho: The blind saint-poet Surdas beautifully retells the plight
of the gopikas of Brindavan, who are drowed in misery due to Lord Krishna
having gone away to Brij. In this bhajan set to Raga Kafi, the gopikas
plead with Uddhava to urge Him to return to Brindavan.
rahe:The composer, Shrikrishna
Narayan Ratanjankar, sings of his love for Lord Krishna and calls for
complete immersion of mind and body in this love.The bhajan is set to Raga Maand.
tuma bina mori:
In this bhajan in Raga Pilu, Meerabai praises Lord Krishna, the
handsome one, the protector of Draupadi during her time of distress, and
the saviour of all.
khelaiyya:This hori in Raga Desh, composed by
Krishnadas, speaks of Lord Krishna’s playful antics.
anaatha hamaare: The gopikas of Brindavan describe to Uddhava their
grief, they sing that their eyes have become orphaned from not seeing
their Lord amid them. The bhajan is in Raga Bhairavi.
mere manaa:Guru Nanak’s
exhortation to remain focused on the Lord is the subject of this shabad based in Raga Gara.
purushottama meraa yaar: The devotee Charandas expresses feelings of
pure bhakti and his desire for
the close company of the Lord in this bhajan based loosely on Raga
on the harmonium is Vasant Kanakapur and on the tabla is Rajgopal Kallurkar. An
introduction to the artists can be viewed here.