Hunting for Yaman / Kalyan

Back to digging gems from the YouTube treasure trove. Sort of in the mood for Raag Yaman/ Kalyan. Perfect for the evening or the first quarter of the night. This one is just incredible. Chupa Lo Yun Dil Mein Pyaar Mera. I suddenly thought of it and it came to me, flooding little spaces.

The lyrics are fantastic. I won’t even attempt translating them. Another beautiful number in the saam raag - Chandan sa badan. Unfortunately, a particular advert for some sandalwood-turmeric gooey tube in the 80s ruined this song for me for a brief while.

A Yaman/ Kalyan feast would be incomplete without this beautiful song – Mharo Pranam by Kishori Amonkar. The same song by Shobha Gurtu sounds simply divine and effortless – but I can’t seem to find it online.

PS – Yum! An entire list of film songs in Yaman / Kalyan. Including total gems like Kinu Sang Khelun Holi, Woh Jab Yaad Aaye, Zara si (Kahin yeh woh toh nahin), Ehsaan tera hoga.

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11 Responses to Hunting for Yaman / Kalyan

  1. Hehhh

    Somebody had explained Yaman Kalyan to me with “Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujhpe”.

    But hello, you left out the one non-filmi song that is a classic : Aaj jaane ki zid na karo.

  2. awesome songs…I know them before thanks to rangoli(sunday 7:30am)) and thanks for the videos.

  3. and thanks to you i accidentally landed on this vintage youtube channel is great..

  4. > I suddenly thought of it and it came to me, flooding little spaces.

    Yes, songs have a way of doing that. Especially this one, sitting forgotten and quiet in some corner of memory.

    Thank you.

  5. Lovely songs. And Mharo Pranam is just goosebump inspiring!

  6. what a wonderful find, i just love this song. My mom hums it all the time :)
    thanks!!!

  7. Oh yes… How could I? One of the few songs that I can actually sing well I think.

  8. Do you find yourself suddenly in a mystical deja vuish moment? Some songs do that to me all the time.

  9. Such a touching, beautiful song. Thanks a ton.

  10. Darn it, I wish I knew Hindi well enough to understand all that’s being sung :-(