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Meera Bai Bhajan by Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur in Raga Bhairavi, Mat ja jogi

मत जा, मत जा, मत जा जोगी

पांव परूंगी मैं तेरे, जोगी मत जा, मत जा, मत जा

प्रेम भक्ति को * न्यारो, हमको गल बता जा, मत जा, मत जा

अगर चंदन की चिता रचाई, अपने हाथ जला जा,

जोगी मत जा, मत जा, मत जा

* भई भस्म की ढेरी, अपने अंग लगा जा,

जोगी मत जा, मत जा, मत जा

मीरा के प्रभु गिरधर नागर, ज्योति में ज्योत मिला जा,

जोगी मत जा, मत जा, मत जा

The love of one who is so centered

Q: What is Divine Love?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: There is a love in which respect is not lost in spite of intense intimate love, the love of one who is so centered. The more you go near Krishna, the more you go near Buddha, the more you go near Jesus, your respect will only increase, and it will not diminish.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar playing the Veena

Raag Multani by Pandit Jasraj, Sakhi Kanha bin kachhu soojhat naahi


सखी, कान्हा बिन कछु सूझत नाहीं…

कित वे मुरली, कित कदम्ब की छैया…

Says Radha Rani to her companions, ‘Without Kanha, I am listless… Where is his flute, where is the shade of the Kadamb tree where he played upon the flute?’

कित वे पीत वसन, कित वे त्रिभंगी, नयन कछु ना दीखत सखी

Where are his yellow garments. Where is Krishna, who stands in a tribhangi pose. I don’t see him. More...

Girija Devi - Thumri Queen - Classical Indian Music

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Girija Devi is a revered icon in Indian music. She belongs to the Benaras gharana and is known as the Thumri Queen. Her repertoire includes, Khayal, Thumri, Chaiti, Kajari, Jhoola, and Hori among others.

Malini Awasthi, a disciple of Girijia Devi in conversation with AnandWay…

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