Mahaaganapathim-Morning Raaga-Bombay Jayashree

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My 2nd cover of a classical based number from Morning Raaga after Maathey This is one of the most popular invocations on Swami Ganesha set in the raagam Naattai, a very pleasing and chirpy raagam, almost considered a standard in many if not all classical concerts.

The one by Bombay Jayashree in the movie is a little short… so I rearranged the track a little, and added my own stuff to it. And, for the first time- have done harmonies in a totally classical composition and introduced a mild western influence here and there.

So, Classical purists—please excuse :)

Krithi: Mahaaganapathim
Raagam: Naattai
Thaalam: Adi
Original composer: Sri Muthuswami Dikshithar
Movie: Morning Raaga
Lead, Backing vocals, Harmonies and Mix by: Meera Manohar

There’s also a short explanation of the lyrics that I found somewhere. Makes an interesting read:

Pallavi:
Mahaganapathim Manasa Smaraami
Vashista Vaamadevaadhi Vandhitha

Anupallavi/Charanam:
Mahadevasutham Guruguhanutham
Maarakoti Prakaasham Shaantham
Madhyamakala Sahithyam:
Mahakaavya Naatakadhi priyam
Mooshika vaahana modhaka priyam

Swaram:
P P M G M R S
R S N S P M G M
P , D N *S *R *G *M
*M *R *S N *S N P M
*S N P M G M
N P M R G M R R S
*R , *S *S , N P , M G , M N S G M

Pallavi:
Dikshithar starts off with a very small pallavi singing “I medidate and recite(‘Smaraami’) with my whole heart(‘Manasa’) on the supreme Lord Ganapathy, he who is worshipped by(‘Vandhitha’) sage Vashista, Vaamadeva and others(‘aadhi’)”. Very simple but extremely open-ended for improvisation and I have heard so many different versions of the pallavi alone which once again is because of the flexibility characteristic of all dikshithar krithis. The entire scale and important phrases of the raga are brilliantly captured in the opening lines itself. Moving on to the samaashti charanam now

Anupallavi/Charanam:
Dikshithar continues describing Lord Ganesha as “He is the son(‘sutham’) of Lord Mahadeva, adored(‘nutham’) by Guruguha. He shines(‘Prakaasham’) like crores(‘koti’) of cupids(‘maara’) put together. He is the peaceful one(‘Shaantham’) and loves(‘priyam’) literary epics(‘Mahakaavya’) and other arts like Drama(‘Naataka’). He uses a mouse(‘mooshika’) as his vehicle(‘vaahana’) and loves modhakam(a popular sweet).” Not much to explain in the charanam except for the beautiful inclusion of the raga mudhra ingeniously incorporated in the word ‘Naataka’ referring to drama. On the whole, a simple composition.(With all due respect to Lord Ganesha), maybe Dikshithar composed this while he was asleep or something :). The characteristic ‘Sa Ri3’ phrase embellishes this composition.

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Divya Dharshini - away !!! said

Wow,

Meera sis Awesome singing….

Itz Apt to Ur Voice….

Excellent enjoyed ur singing !!

cheerz !!

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Latha Ganti Pro user said

Splendid work Meera !! Though a hard core Indian classical music fan, I love this version very much ! Good blend !!inspiring blend of Western and classical !!liked your Improvizations too :-)

Guruguha’ is the signature of the carnatic composer Sri Muttusvami Dikshitar …The obvious meaning is Dikshitar’s guru who is guha or shanmukha.Another esoteric meaning is guru means gross or heavy and guha means hidden and subtle or light….

beautiful upload Meera ! All the best .

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Srividya Kasturi said

Harmonies blended perfectly!! Adu chittaswaram dane? U added something in addition to that??

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Shreedhar Ganapathy said

Wow – Meera, this was refreshing – your carnatic rendition is just superb and would love to hear more – everything from gamakams to shruti, raagam, layam – is all encompassingly excellent. Impressive performance.

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Raj kumar Anjan Pro user said

Authenticity of your voice, with all its aboriginal glory makes this a totally delectable cover… Does your recording and mixing need a special mention from a novice like me?? You, yet again proved your mastery at harmonies and great of you to induct your ideas, imparting a western touch to this classical song… Awesome Meera!!! Thanks for sharing this… To favs…
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Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Awesome !
LOVED the idea & rendition !
Hats off !
GOD Bless !
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Rahul Soman said

Hi Meera,

A different cover. Its really nice to hear that you took a lot of effort to ready the track. Also you have add your own touches in the harmonies. Your voice added a soft touch to it, where as I am used to hearing mahaganapathim with much vigor. Thanks for sharing.
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Vishak Subramoney said

Beautifully sung Meera. really wonderful take on a classic. enjoyed it.

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Saroj Nair said

Excellent singing Meera

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Padmaraj Payyur said

Hi meera,
Excellent Singing.
I really liked the song.

Regards
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Theagaraj Dhanapalan (busy will be back soon) said

Meera

Awesome!! Good Idea And rendered very well, So pleasant to listen. Great mixing too. Rammiyamana kural.

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Tara Balakrishnan said

excellent Meera!
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Radhakrishnan Nair said

Meera,

AWESOME rendition,liked your idea of adding a Western touch to this classic… to my fav.

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Sushane Shankar said

Super!
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Manish Kurup said

Loved it Meera (Nattai is one of my favourites)! I felt that the instrumentation stole away from your voice though, especially during the harmony bits- would have loved to hear them a little more. Wouldnt hurt to turn down the instrumentation, especially since it’s mostly repetitive (loop based?).

Havent been on Muziboo for a while – and this was a nice welcome. Keep rocking!

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Mythri Raveesh said

Nicely done Meera!! How about some thodi next?

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Tha Kathir bye bye my dearest ppl forever said

Very nice singing and great to listen.
Keep it up dear Meera.
Tha

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Satyajit Sahu said

I am a huge fan of Morning Raga myself – sometime back, I was maintaining a blog of dissecting one song at a time, and wrote about few other songs from the movie (http://www.onesongreview.com/tag/morning-raga/) – this is, I believe, in the same scale as Alaap Jam, a track I totally dig.
You have done a fantastic job with layering of vocals, the variations (completely made your own) – this is infectious!

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Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Meera! :)

Can’t agree more with Unni’s comment! Simply blissful a performance this! Loved it in your voice! Harmonies were done very well too!

All the very best!

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Kumaran.k.k. ( i am back ) said

meera….

i am hearing this in this morning only….

awesome :) great control of voice, superb…

so, pleasant with western style…

nicee

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Suresh r (slowly slowly slowly....on the track) said

Hi Meera……….

Great effort………….I can tell you three things in a short way………….1st one , i wud like to congratulate you for adding your own flavours in this traditional song……2nd one , amazing blending of Harmonies……….3rd one , A to Z perfection while rendering the song…………….Just superb…………………

A small suggestion……You cud have added “Swami” at the end, when the word “Dikshithar” alone was used for lot of times in the description of Pallavi & Charanam….Coz , he deserves it………

All the very best & goes to my favurites…

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Srini S said

Inda madri paattellam neenga mattum dhan paada mudiyum.Good singing meera.Enjoyed this western mahaganapathim.Keep it up.

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Adithi said

Very nice Meera! The initial aalaap reminded me of Nandini Srikar’s alaap in the same movie. Enjoyed the harmonies very much. Swarams and madhyama kaala aalaaps were well-executed! Some sangathis could be better(Eg. mahagana"pathim")

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Priyanka said

Wonder wonder wonderful…. No less than the original !!! WOWWW

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Kameswara Sharma(a music lover)**kamesh** said

wow great singing….excellent….once listen to my song “Naalone pongenu Narmada”….
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Kameswara Sharma(a music lover)**kamesh** said

Awesome singing………really great….it sounds just like as professional singing……really really really great!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH…….

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Murali Venkatraman said

While Dikshitar krithis are a musician’s delight, there is nothing much to revel for a lyricist or a person who appreciates imaginative poetry, since they appear to be just various different names lifted off from a sahasranaam or ashtaarchana and phrased up perfectly in synch with the syllabic count that he conceived musically.

Although I am not a great fan of Manisharma’s aviyal mix of some foetal arpeggios against a classical gem, your version was enjoyable for the new harmonies particularly.
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Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Meera, Morning Ragas is a very innovative album-liked the way they have blended the different cultures of music. Your cover is as good as the original-Congrats!
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Swamy Kitcha said

Super Meera. Never knew there was a remix to Mahaganapadhim :)

Very casual but solid performance. You do have voice culture like bombay jayashree. Very clear voice.

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Revathi Vasanth (away) said

Beautifully sung Meera…

does your vocals need a bit of volume…gambeeram of nattai was not felt coz your vocals were immersed inside the instrumental track

Liked it,

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Raisudeen ( little busy ) said

HI Meera,
wawww….Fentastic ……Amazing….Great Singing…Keep it up Meera…Directly Goes Fav & Liked…

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Anbu Mohamed (listening mode) said

Meera,

You are always professional,innovative, creative and standout from all others in Muziboo. You are extremely talented in singing and enviable ! Carry on with your work and give us the pleasure to enjoy your muzic…
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Jaishree Pro user said

Very nice Meera. Havent heard the original, but this is good for me :)

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Sudha Kumar (on a break) said

Awesome re-mix version of Mahaganapatim, Meera. I liked your singing and the swarams a lot, even if there were some bg distractions in between.
Again, Ma’am – impressive breath control!
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Devan S said

Are Wah……Just like an original one.You’ve done it beauuuuuuuutifully Meera.It was apt for ur voice.Loved the way you’ve presented, with the style of the harmonies, which need a special mentioning.Anyways loved it by all means, as a perfect lover of music.

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

Meera ….sorry for the late arrival, for some reason I was under the impression that I have commented for this song. Stupendous rendition!!!….have heard it multiple times today….loved each and every note which were touched with precision….and also the way you breezed through the swarams….no words to describe. One of the best uploads on Muziboo ….I have heard …goes to my favs.

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Ramesh Tadi (starting fresh!!) said

Meera… just Awesome… very well suited to u with the great blend of east n west (ern)…. just mind blowing… great stuff…

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Sarada Pro user said

Awesome, Meera! Enjoyed this song.
Waiting now for your third upload and best song from this movie, my favorite, “Thaaye Yashoda” :)
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Krishnan N v ( nvk ) said

Brilliant……Loved it all the way…

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Kartika V said

NOOOOOOOO WORDSSSSSS,Excellent

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Chondryma Chakrobortti (inactive) said

Flawless singing Meera…. Straight-way goes to fav…. :)
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Rashmi Nair said

Awesome rendition, Meera. Loved it.

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Bala (composer/producer) said

Nice. Kudos for the creativity in you.
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Umadevi said

Great one, Meera! Excelent!

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Uthra said

Meera: First of all, amazing breath control. (Initial alaap and swarams). Harmonies… amazed at how beautifully you have added it to this classical! Haven’t listened to the original so unable to appreciate the rearrangement.

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Anup said

super Meera….nicely donee…

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Deepesh A k(indefinitely on and off) said

fantastic….so when are u doing thaaye yeshodha :D ???
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Hamsapriya Pro user said

Amazing singing Meera

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Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

wow!tough one …and yu nailed it.
class singing…to fav
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Meera Manohar said

Thank you all for the feedback :)
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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Excellent cover Meera. Adding harmonies is interesting, dont think I have heard that done in a pure classical song before. Kudos for the pick and execution.

-Kumar.

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Rajesh Gopinath said

Meera ji : Zabardast… Loved it :) Can it be any better ? WOW….
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Lavanya S ishwaran said

Meera…. everytime u sing u outdo urself!!… :)
Awesome seems such a small word for such a splendid, brilliant rendition!!!!! :)

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Meera Manohar said

Kumar, Rajesh & Lavanya- thanks so much for your f/b :)
Cheers,
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Dr. priya Rajan said

This is my Meera excellent song selection and singing dear. Hugs !!!
Early morning calm and quiet yr voice is a gift!
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Sangeeta Sutar ... said

awesome singing!! goes to my favs:)
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