Raga Jayjayanti

Brinda Roy Chowdhury
Brinda Roy Chowdhury

Today’s expert Brinda Roy Chowdhury selected Raga Jayjayanti for this week. The other name of this raga is Raga Jayjaywanti. It is also known as Raga Dwijavanthi in Carnatic tradition. She added, “This raga belongs to Thaat Khamaj. Aaroh of the raga is Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Ni, Sa. And avroh is Sa, Ni (komal), Dha, Pa, Ma, Ga, Re, Ga (komal), Re, Sa. The pakad of this raga is Re, Ga (komal), Re, Sa, Ni, Sa, Dha, Ni, Re. Its season of recital is summer. Time of singing this raga is between 6 and 9 PM. This raga is not mentioned in any ancient Indian classical scriptures on music. The mood of the raga is very sweet but to sing it is quite difficult.”

Bollywood and Raga Jayjaywanti: Bollywood has composed many beautiful songs based on Raga Jay-jayanti. Some of them are:

Bairan ho gayi raina… Dekh Kabira Roya (1957)

Man mohana bade jhoote… Seema (1955)

Sooni sooni saaz… Laal Patthar (1971)

Jab raat hai aisi matwali… Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

Dil ka diya jalaya… Koyal (1959)

Zindagi aaj mere naam se… Son of India (1962)

Brinda sings Raga Jayjayanti.

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5 responses to “Raga Jayjayanti”

  1. As I was eagerly waiting for the next one, it is needless to say that I’m very excited as my wait is over. Brinda RoyChoudhury has again come up with wonderful insights about the Raga Jayjayanti which was enriching as ever. This segment is enriching me with much appreciated knowledge of Indian classical music for which I’m really grateful.
    And with that I also wait for Brinda’s melodious voice which is becoming more and more richer with each passing day.
    Keep up the brilliant effort Gayatri Rao and Brinda RoyChoudhury.

  2. I think I came across this at an apt moment – on a sultry summer evening. The soft notes of the Raga beautifully complemented a typical summer evening in a hot, tropical country like ours. Thanks to Brinda Roy Choudhury, for making the evening enlightening and melodious at the same time. A big thank you to Gayatri Rao for making the information and the sound clip available to us.

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