Ei Madhuraathi- A Bengali song

Lyrics & Chords

Please listen to an enhanced version of this song here

If you have already read Ramya Harish’s post today, you can probably skip the story part of this song- exactly the same! :) And we hadn’t even spoken to each other before, so didn’t know that we had the same thing in mind! Great minds think alike????

Exactly a year ago, Murali Venkatraman introduced me to the amazing works of Haimanti Shukla. Instantly, I fell in love with her voice! It was not just the free flow of subtle nuances (you could find atleast a few intricate ones in each line!) but also the mood she so vividly captured in all her renditions that even a non-Bengali could relate to that made me listen to her songs again and again.

This particular song was my favourite from the bunch and I had promptly learnt it within a day of listening to it. The sangathis used to drive me crazy but I thought I managed to capture atleast a semblance of the inimitable original.

But then I waited and waited….till yesterday, to sing and post this song in my blog! I was trying to get the lyrics sorted first with my very good friend, Sumit Da, who has helped me before with numerous such Bangla lyrics. I was trying to work with Shampak Chakrovarty, a very talented musician whom I met in Muziboo, to correct me on the diction and delivery of harkats. All this within a few hours yesterday. Even as I was trying to do the mixing, I got this text from Sumit Da to correct just one word which we were unsure of! So this song made it from the Editor’s desk to the page just in time! Of course in spite of all that hardwork, I would still have made mistakes. Please do bear with the same graciously:)

Shampak and Sumit Da- Thanks a million for putting up with my immense pressure to get this done in only a few hours! I owe you both a pint someday!!!

I did not have the idea of posting this in Muziboo but eventually changed my mind after a few good reviews. There is no escape now for me!!!

No gimmicks, no k-track, just unplugged- sincere and for the love of Haimanti’s divine voice!

And , oh yes, Happy Birthday, Murali! :)



Vishnu Mohan ( busy mode) said

superbbbbbbbbbbbbb ellorum bengali songs try pannuriyeeee ellam super songs
akka awesome Loved it


Raj kumar Anjan Pro user said

Had posted something what I felt after listening to this rendition. A novice attempt of transcripting my emotions into words. Can’t say those words as my comments as it would be of self-conceitedness. No issues in reposting the same as I may sound better now and there is a scope of improvement in my listening as well. :-)

*Had I been blessed by the God with a boon, I would definitely go for the redemption of your younger days when you had a fire to accomplish something in music and I mean it.* Immaculate, divine and purposeful rendition. Nice to see you gifting someone with an unadulterated etching of your vocal notes on silence. A Real bliss to have had such a chance to gift someone and the one who deserves your gift is blessed as well. No more comments. I urge you to start off your second marathon but this time with many cheer-leaders standing-by(that includes me too) Hope to see you soon on a different arena and wish that happens so soon. I favourited this as your other renditions and needless to say about this. A full 5/5 from me though I don’t really trust these temporal tolls. May God bless you soon with this wish of mine as I would urge him as well. :-)

P.S: I was the first one to comment before when it was posted. Again at the time, I pen down my emotions here, I am the first. LOl

Music is what our feelings sound like….


Roshine Gnanatharshan. said

Adithi akka !
It was very beautiful…. even though I do not know the language . Any way Music do not need a language….it can be Whatever language, but it is music……
Awesomely rendered by you….
5/5 from me……loved it to the core.


Shampak Chakravorty said

Hi Adithi….

As I have said earlier…. wonderful wonderful singing…. Great control on the notes…. Hats Off to even try a Alien Languange that too a difficult number…. Certainly an improvement on the diction department…… Started off the Eii corectly then skipped back to the earlier one he he :) Very very effort…… Best gift to Murali :D
Happy B’Day to him again…. 5/5 from me….
Keep it up….


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Dr. priya Rajan said

Adhiti…. Appreciate your attempt to sing an alien language. Loved it a lot and sweet singing:)
As always you stun the audience with your wonderful voice. Take a 5 from me too.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
MUSIC is the language of the soul!


Unnikrishnan Kb said

Amazing …. no words. . great control… and great singing…
Please listen to my latest uploads…
Ennavale (Tamil Cover) – Kadalan
Jashne Bahara – Jodha Akbar(Hindi Cover)


Joseph Thomas said

Beautiful singing Adithi. Though I did not understand a word of it, the music and your voice just took me away. :-) Keep them coming!


Adithi said

Thanks a lot, folks, for your encouragement! :)

Especially, Pradipetta, Jo
I am so honoured to get a comment from you both! :)

You were so good to help me man! :)Thanks a lot for that.


Pratane said

Well Done! Adithi… Sounds extremely difficult to sing this. But you have done an Excellent job. Appreciating your confident render such a difficult one… 5/5 from me… All the best for your future renditions….

~Chitra K.S and I share the same birthday. But she isn’t sharing the Shruti Perfection.~


Narayanan Raju said



Sukumar R ( far away ) said

emmozhiyanalum andri em mozhiyanalum…
athai ethanai isaiyudan semmozhigirai…
isaiku en mozhienna…un mozhiyenna…
enakku mun mozhindha ellorin mozhigalaiyum naan vazhi mozhigiren…


endrum un isai mazhaiyena pozhiyattum…
ellorin ithazhgalum un peyarai mozhiyattum…
engum isai vellam pongi vazhiyattum…
ethir kalam viravil un isai sellum vazhi kaattum…

“ஈதல் இசை பட வாழ்தல் அதுவல்லது
ஊதியம் இல்லை உயிர்க்கு”-வள்ளுவர்


Ibolya Horváthné orbán -away.. said

Just like Nithya…added to favorites without any word!


Adithi said

@Pratheepan- Romba thanks pa!

@Narayanan- Thanks a lot and welcome back! :)

@Suku- Thanks for the custom-made poem….Idai thamizhla mozhipeyarthu kudungalen! :) LOL!

@Nithya-Awwwww……you are sooooo good, hunn! :)

@Obolya-Thanks a lot Obolya. Nice to see you here again in my space. I truly have to learn from you that I should start listening to music without any inhibitions and beyond language and cultural barriers! :)


Bharathi Dinesh said

How’s this magic Adithi!!!!
To sing an alien language song with such an ease and confidence!!!
You reminded me of Anuradha Krishnamurthi and when i heard you i could see her face :D….really!
Rommmmmmba nalla paadirukke!
Cheers and love,


Meera Manohar said


It’s a privilege to share space with you in the audio blogging world.

Have no idea what the song means, but I loved your feel and intonation on this…

plain awesome :)

A few of my latest posts:
Colonial Cousins ‘Krishna’ (cover version) with George Kuruvilla
Door Na Ja (cover version) from Jannat
Oru Murai ( cover version ) from Manichithrathaazhu with Murali Ramanathan

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Soumitra Sarkar said

Not familiar with the song but really liked your version. Takes guts to sing in another language and that too without a proper track !! 5/5 for the wonderful effort :)
- Soumitra
Pls listen to my Don’t Say Alvida attempt.


Ramya Harish said

Adithi, so glad to see ur post!! This song drove me crazy too, but only you can be so precise with those sangathis. Enna oru feel! AAha… I have no words for this rendition. Loved it immensely. It was ringing in my ears whenever I thought of ur name n the song. Glad tat u posted it! Was waiting to add to my favs n now did! You are an awesome singer. Idhellam epdi paadradhu nu konjam solli thaangalen;) Feeling really blessed to hear such music! Lifetime is not enough for the music…hmmm!
My recent covers:
Janina Janina
Kadhal Oviyam with MuraliV
Dhoore Kizhakudhikum with Kumaran
Kadhal kavidhaigal with Joseph
Thendral dhaan with Kumaran


Smitha Passanha said

Brilliant sangathis Adithi! Excellent feel too. Great work!

- Smitha

Do listen to:
Kuch Khaas Hai


Subbu said

Wow,it is raining gold!!!what silken voice Adithi…….you sound the best in unplugged numbers…….beautiful.
Straight From the heart, Always


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Beautiful flow Adithi. You are on a roll here. The song is filled with so many subtle nuances and you glided through them effortlessly. The ending was very well done too.

Wonderful rendition overall.



Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Adithi,that was a treat to the ears! You were flowing through the song-liked this better without the framework of tracks!
A five and definitely my fav.
Keep singing!


Srividya Kasturi said

Adithi, The song is full of beautiful nuances and u glided through them effortessly!!! Kudos for trying it out:)
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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Very beautiful rendition – sounds so nice unplugged! Thanks for sharing this lovely treat with us… :-)
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Sukumar R ( far away ) said

எம்மொழியனாலும் அன்றி எம் மொழியானாலும்…,
அதை எத்தனை இசையுடன் செம்மொழிகிறாய்!…
இசைக்கு என் மொழியென்ன…?உன் மொழியென்ன…?
எனக்கு முன் மொழிந்த எல்லோரின் மொழிகளையும்,
நான் வழி மொழிகிறேன்!…


என்றும் உன் இசை மழையென பொழியட்டும்!!…
எல்லோரின் இதழ்களும் உன் பெயரை மொழியட்டும்!!…
எங்கும் இசை வெள்ளம் பொங்கி வழியட்டும்!!
எதிர்காலம் விரைவில் உன் இசை செல்லும் வழி காட்டும்!!!…

“ஈதல் இசை பட வாழ்தல் அதுவல்லது
ஊதியம் இல்லை உயிர்க்கு”-வள்ளுவர்

ithu epdi irukku???



Bodhisattva Dasgupta said

WOW…!! What a rendition…!! You seriously do not sound that you dont know Bengali…. very well sung…. you have a very nice voice and the harkats are done exquisitely……. a 5/5… superb!

btw….I must say that I am a bit ashamed of myself that I haven’t hard this song, being a bengali myself… :)



Murali Ramanathan said

ha…ha….As I told many times you are an excellent singer…what sangathis Adithi….superb….5/5 and to favs…

Please start using that Fast track pro which is hiding somewhere there with you :-). Your singing deserves a better mixing….

Warm Regards,
Murali Ram

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Murali Venkatraman said

I am very happy to hear you try this wonderful song of Haimanti. And thanks for the b’day note ! Haimonti’s voice is sheer intoxication and I am always DUI when her songs are playing in the bgm.

Not many can capture these many details adithi – certainly not me. There are a select few that I have known like you, Swati who have these fabulous ears to discern incredible details and also reproduce with enviable clarity as though effortlessly.

One of your best renditions ? Rather your best ? May be I am confused but ranks very high in aestheticism.


Srini S said

Great work adithi.wat to say?You are a blessed
singer.keep it up.


Adithi said

@Bharathi Akka- Anu S/K may not be very happy about this but hey, enakku romba kushi! LOL

@Meera- The privilaged feeling is mutual :) Thanks!

@Soumitra- Thanks very much!

@Ramya- Thanks for encouraging to post this. So happy you liked it!

@Smitha- So nice of you to have stopped by! Thanks!

@Subbu- That way I have the freedom to sing without fearing about drowning my voice in bg music! LOL! Thanks! :)

@Kumar- Thank you!
@Rajeev- Thank you!

@Vidya- Thanks and welcome back!:)

@Sudha- So nice to hear from you!

@Bodhi- He he! Atleast I can be proud of a name that sounds like a bengali’s, except with an “A” instead of an “O”!!! Welcome to my space! Please do not be ashamed! I urge you to start listening to her to enrich your soul.

@Murali- Thanks! Yeah, it’s about time that I unearthed that piece of equipment. You know the problem is also the mic to go with it :(

Thanks ma!

Hope you had a great birthday! :) Appram….“Vasishtar Vaayaal Brahmarishi”: A gift to me for your birthday! LOL!


Meena Menon (visit my blog : http://meenamenon.blogspot.com/) said

oh adithi,
i’m just speechless…………what singing dear…………
i’m falling in love with you…. :-)
thak you for making it downloadable…….my fav.
no point in rating this song……still pressing that button as a formality…. :)
PS:thank you for introducing haimanti shukla’s songs to me. i hvn’t heard her before :(
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Ennu varum nee


Harshan Nambiar - (busy till end of this week) Pro user said

Great work with the singing Adithi. I am not familiar with this song. I enjoyed this rendition in your voice…you are a great singer. You still need to work on your recording skills, there is clipping in your vocals……5/5 from me.
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Zaina N said

very nice singing ….sorry dint understand the meaning…keep singing.

rgds Zaina


Adithi said

Meena Chechi, Harshanji, MIMS, Zaina
Thanks a lot for your comments! :)

Will surely try and improve my recording soon!


Uthra said

It was such a lovely unplugged rendition. You have enjoyed singing this. Certainly not an easy one to attempt. Chhaya…. with those twists and turns… was superb……


Srividhya Kannan said

nice one!!I have recorded western genre song for the first time!!do listen to my recent upload and give ur comments…


Vishak Subramoney said

WOW!! Amazing singing Adithi. ur voice was the highlight as usual with very well done sangathis. Full Credit and Extra Credit for trying a song in Bengali. Lovely!


Adithi said

Uthra,Srividya, Vishak
Thanks a lot for your kind comments! :)


Bala (composer/producer) said

You are one of the very few persons in this world who can make me to sit and listen to a song which has no instruments playing in the background. Its merely your talent. Have no idea what you are singing. But very beautiful!
- Bala

1) 80s Ilayaraja Feel – Feat. Rajesh Raman, Meera Manohar & Subramanian.K
2) Paarai Pattu – Feat. Tailgunner and Subramanian.K
3) Yaaravan – Feat. Meera Manohar
4) Thaanae – Feat. Rashmi Nair
5) Aariro – Feat. Srividya Kasturi


Adithi said

I take it as a huge compliment :). Thanks a lot for stopping by! :)


Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said


Brilliant one from you…

Nice to hear a Bengali song after all those Tamil,Malayalam and hindi numbers…

All the best

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Adithi said

Thanks very much and welcome to my space!

Thanks a lot and welcome back to Muziboo! Now we can look forward to the Ghazal King’s posts very soon :)


Roshini said

Adhithi…that was simply beautiful. i’m a sucker for bangla songs and that too by Haimanti, thanks to Murali.
Do try Amake bhulecho tumi, 2nd song from the same album.
Best Regards,


Dr. priya Rajan said

My beautiful – when u sing close my eyes and listen. How did u manage this? My good girl who can accept challenges in life and swim again the tide! U r a Winner:) LOOOVED it and my fav’.
Thanks and keep singing a looot and am thankful to GOD for having showered u with this talent.

MUSIC is the language of the soul!


Rahul Soman said

Dear Adithiji,

I must humbly admit that I never took you seriously as a singer till now. You have conquered my mind with this rendition. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Rahul Soman

Ariyaathe Raavil


Unnikrishnan Kb said

Wonderful Rendition Adithi… Beautiful …. Respects. !!!
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Nivetha said

OMG!!!!!! I’m speechless Adithi akka… Bows!!!!!

Thanks & Regards


Nivetha said



Adithi said

Thank you Rosh dear! Do watch my space……;)

Dr.Priya- Thanks a lot for your kind words! Blessed!

Rahul- I am honoured to hear these words from you :) Thank you!

Unni- Humbled, dear! :)

Nivetha- Thanks a lot for revisiting! I hope you did see some imporvement in the newer version that you heard on FB. Please do let me know :)

Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Jiyavul Haj said

Dear Adithi sister

very nice singing,beautiful rendition



Adithi said

Thank you Jiya! :)

Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Sudhakar said

Thats a really wonderful cover, so glad to hear a bengali song from u, simply awesome.

Thanx & Regards


Adithi said

Thank you Sudhakar! :)
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Adithi said

Thank you Anju! :) Please listen to a refreshed version of this song on my FB page :)
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Prasanna Listening mode said

Very nice singing. :) You rocked. Glad to be back and listen to your song after a long time.


Adithi said

Thanks Prasanna! Welcome back! :)
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Tha Kathir bye bye my dearest ppl forever said

Sounds Excellent.

Super singing as usual.

Feels great again.

Keep it up dear Adithi.
Please listen my uploads and write your feel about it. I love Music & friends, but not language or place.


Adithi said

Thanks a lot Kathir :)
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Archana(hope to be active soon!) said

Awesome singing.The sur is difficult and in addition to this this is a new language for you.But still your singing was superb and diction perfect. Adding to Favourite


Archana(hope to be active soon!) said

I read in the introduction that you like Haimanti Shukla ji. Let me tell you, you sounded so much like Haimanti di.

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