Lyrics & Chords

This beautiful, semi-classical song in the well-known and popular raag HAMIR was rendered by Rafi Saheb in the film KOHINOOR (1960). The song has five antaras. The third and the fifth antaras are taranas and the fourth is in sargam.

Rag Hamir has the following aroha and avaroha:

Aroha: S , GmD, NS’

Avaroha: S’, NDP, MP, GmRS


The basic phrase is Ga ma Dha Ni Sa’

Film : Kohinoor
Release Year : 1960
Film Actors : Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Jeevan, Leela Chitnis, Mukri, Vasi, Kumkum, Sood, TunTun (Uma Devi), Rajan Kapoor

Singer : Mohammad Rafi

Music Director : Naushad
Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni
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9 July 2010
MUKHDA : Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re -2
Giridhar Ki Muraliya Baje Re -2

ANTARA 1 :Pag Men Ghungharu Bandhake, A….(pag=leg,hindi pyre)
Pag Men Ghungharu Bandhake

Ghunghata Mukh Par Daal Ke
Nainan Men Kajara Lagake Re

ANTARA 2 Dolat Chham-chham Kamini, Aa….(kamini=lady)
Dolat Chham-chham Kamini

Chamakat Jaise Damini (damini=lighnining)
Chanchal Pyari Chhab Lage Re (chhab=face)

ANTARA 3 : TARANA Mridang Baje Tirikitadhum Tirikitadhum Ta Ta -2
Naachath Chum Chum // ThaThay ThaThay Thatha
Chum Chum ChanaNaNa // Chum Chum ChanaNaNa
Dhan Dhakdan Dhakdan Dha // Dha Dha Dha
Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re

Madhuban Men Radhika
ANTARA 4 : SARGAM :Ni-Sa Re-Sa Ga-Re Ma-Ga Pa-Ma
Dha-Pa Ni-Dha SA-Ni RE-SA
RE SA Ni Dha Pa Ma Pa
Dha Ni SA RE SA Ni Dha Pa Ma Pa
Ga Ma Pa Ma, Ga Ma Re Sa.

Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re

SA SA// SA Ni Dha Pa
Ma Pa Dha Pa , Ga Ma Re Sa, ni Re Sa
Sa Sa ,Ga Ma, Dha Dha, Ni Dha SA

ANTARA 5: TARANA Ode NaDir DiTa NiTa DhaRe Dhim, Dhim Ta Na Na
Nadir DiTa NiTa DhaRe Dhim, Dhim Ta Na Na
Nadir DiTa NiTa DhaRe Dhim, Dhim Ta Na Na

NaDir DiTa NiTa DhaRe——-

ODe Tana // Dhir Dhir Tana
Dhir Dhir Dhir Dhir
Thum Dhir Dhir Dhir

Dha Tirikita Tak , Thum Tirikita Tak
Tirikita Titikita Ta DhaNi

NaDir DiTa NiTa
ODe NaDir DiTa niTa
ODe Nadir Dita NiTa
DhaRe Dhim ….



Harshan Nambiar (away for a month india vacation) Pro user said

Gopal sir ….first of all hats off for covering this beautiful but extremly difficult number. Your write up shows your knowledge about classical music and your passion towards music. If you can sing like this at your age, I had read it earlier :-) I can only imagine how good you would have been 30 years ago ….to my favourites for sure…for this sincere attempt.
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Harish said

It is really commendable that you have attempted a song of this stature! Ye gaana to mere aukaat ke bahar hai. Bahut try kiya lekin, asafal raha :(


Sojan Chacko said

Wow Sir, beautiful singing and great attempt.


V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

Hi Harshanji!
Many thanks indeed for your commendation!
Actually, I could not have sung this about 10 years ago.I began classical training from 1999 only lasting up to 2006, and that has given me the foundation. I know a few errors are there but I am satisfied on the whole!
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V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

Hi Harishji,
Thanks a ton!
Pl see my comments for Harshanji. You can start classical training any time.Then you sure can do this.I think Mukeshji and Kishoreji could not have handled this composition.:((
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V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

Hi Mr.Chacko,
Thanks a lot and your words are encouraging!
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Shailendra said

mai ye gana jab gata hu to mere dost b kehte he or mujhe b lagta he k mairi awaj rafi saheb se bahut milti he lekin nera gana taal mai nahi aata anyone help me please call me. Thanx.


Satheeshvinayaka said

can u pls send the karaoke of maduban me radika……to my id

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