With Love, from India
It's my pleasure and honor to welcome Rama Sundar Ranganathan, an Indian classical vocalist who has trained for many years under eminent gurus such as Smt. Prema Raghavachari, Vidushi Shanti Sharma and Pt. Tejpal Singh. As a fan of this website, she kindly offered to contribute with a devotional song called a bhajan.
Rama sings in the spirit of roohdari (soulfulness) and roohaniyat (spirituality). She likes her music to touch her listeners by evoking moods and emotions. Here, her bhajan is a tribute to the Ganga, the famous river revered by millions of Indians.
The song is set in two different ragas. Raga literally means "color" or "mood". It provides the musician an array of notes and musical motifs to improvise with, in association with a certain emotion. The difference between the two ragas used in this song, is clearly audible, and will probably surprise you during the first listening. If you keep the generator playing for a while, you will get used to them, and what surprised you at first, will become something that you will start anticipating. This change in raga not only makes this song interesting on a musical point of view, but also conveys the emotions inherent to a bhajan.