Hindustani Classical Music

murata mana-bhaavani ata

This composition is a bandish by Shrikrishna Narayan Ratanjankar. It written from the perspective of an ardent devotee of Krishna, who, as a mythological character in Indian culture, inspires not just devotion but also romantic yearning. The singer here describes the captivating image of the dark and beautiful Krishna, and her longing to be close to him.

Click to hear an audio recording (key A)

Indian notation follows Western notation. For a guide to the notations, please read my Notation page.

Western notation for murata mana-bhaavani ata

Indian notation for murata mana-bhaavani ata