Pilu is a raga of Hindustani classical music. It is mostly used in light-classical forms, like thumris.

Pilu
ThaatKafi
SeasonRainy season
Arohana'P 'N S g m P N S'
AvarohanaS' N D P m G m P g R S 'N S
VadiG
SamavadiN
SimilarKirwani, Jaijaiwanti, Gara (raga)

Aroha and AvarohaEdit

ArohanaEdit

P 'N S g m P N S
N S G m P N S
S g m P D S
S R m P N S

AvarohanaEdit

S' N D P m G m P g R S 'N S
S' N S' D n D P m G m P G P m g R S 'N S

Some performances include shades of tivra MA

Vadi and SamavadiEdit

G as vadi

N as samvadi

Pakad or ChalanEdit

S g R g S R 'N S, G m n P g - S

S g R S 'N S 'N - 'P 'd 'P 'N S - g R g 'N S

Organization and relationshipsEdit

Related ragas: Kirwani resembles an ancient kind of Pilu.

Thaat: Bhatkhande classified Pilu in the Kafi thaat).[1]

Samay (time)Edit

Third part of the day

SeasonalityEdit

Often related to the monsoon season. Mostly this raag is popular in the occasion of Hindu festival "Holi" [Phalguna (February - March) month] as also known as Raga of colors due to smpoorna jaati and blissful nature.

RasaEdit

Cheerful, Joyous, Alegre, moving. (praphullita, anandita, lavanyamayi) are synonymical expressions.

ThaatEdit

Kafi

Historical informationEdit

OriginsEdit

Important recordingsEdit

Film SongsEdit

Language:TamilEdit

Song Movie Composer Singer
Chinnanciru kiliye Kannammaa Manamagal C. R. Subburaman M. L. Vasanthakumari,V. N. Sundharam
Sentamizh Thenmozhiyaal Maalaiyitta Mangai Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy T. R. Mahalingam
Kadhal Siragai Palum Pazhamum P. Susheela
Saravana Poikaiyil(Raga Pilu) Idhu Sathiyam
Paatondru Pasamalar Jamuna Rani
Madhura Nagaril Paar Magaley Paar P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela
Senthur Murugan(Raga Pilu) Santhi
Kaalamithu Kaalamithu Chitthi M. S. Viswanathan P. Susheela
Thamizhil Athuoru Sange Muzhangu T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela
Nilavu Vandhu Vaanathaiye Thirudi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Poomazhai Thoovi Ninaithadhai Mudippavan T. M. Soundararajan
Naan Paadidum Kavithaiyin Samayalkaaran
Un Kannil Near Vietnam Veedu K. V. Mahadevan
Malargaliley Pala Thirumal Perumai
Hari Hari Gokula T. M. Soundararajan, Master Maharajan, P. Susheela
Antha Sivagami Pattanathil Bhootham R. Govardhanam T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela
Madhurai Arasaalum Thirumalai Thenkumari Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Sirkazhi Govindarajan, L. R. Eswari,M. R. Vijaya
Ye Paadal Ondru Priya Ilaiyaraaja K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki
Sangathil Padatha Auto Raja Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki
Kanne Kalaimaane Moondram Pirai K. J. Yesudas
Thanni Thotti Sindhu Bhairavi
Chinna Chinna Roja Poove Poovizhi Vasalile
Chinna Chinna Vanna Kuyil Mouna Ragam S. Janaki
Chinna Thayaval(Charukesi traces too) Thalapathi
Saami Kitta Solli Aavarampoo S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
Maalai Soodum Vaelai Naan Mahaan Alla
Sembaruthi Poovu Chembaruthi Mano, K.S. Chitra, Bhanumathi
Unna Nenachu Psycho Sid Sriram
Kaadhal Rojave(Hummming in Desh ragam) Roja A. R. Rahman S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha Mohan(Humming only)
En Mel Vizhunda May Maadham P. Jayachandran, K.S. Chitra
Anbae Idhu Rhythm Sadhana Sargam
Kuchi Kuchi Bombay Hariharan, Swarnalatha, G. V. Prakash Kumar
Pachai Kiligal Indian K. J. Yesudas, Nirmala Seshadri
Naalai Ulagam Love Birds P. Unnikrishnan, Sujatha Mohan
Kadhali Nee Enna Seivai Rangeela P. Unnikrishnan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Muthu Muthu Therottam(Raga Pilu) Aani Ver Sankar Ganesh Vani Jairam
Ammamma Saranam Sattam Gangai Amaran S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam
Aalanguyil Koovum Rayyil Parthiban Kanavu Vidyasagar Harini
Vizhiyum Vizhiyum Sadhurangam Madhu Balakrishnan, Harini
Aasai Aasai(Pallavi and anupallavi only) Dhool Shankar Mahadevan, Sujatha Mohan
Kaadhal Vandhadhum Poovellam Un Vasam K. J. Yesudas, Sadhana Sargam
Desing Raja Thaan Thavasi S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha Mohan
Boomiyea Boomiyea Sengottai S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
Thai Masi Vasanthakala Paravai Deva
Chinna Roja Oruvan Hariharan
Pennkiliye Pennkiliye (Raga Pilu) Sandhitha Velai P. Unnikrishnan, Sujatha Mohan
Ravivarman(Charanam only) Vasanthi Chandrabose K.J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra(humming only)
Minnal Oru Kodi V. I. P. Ranjit Barot Hariharan, K.S. Chitra
En Kannadi Thoppukkulle Malabar Police S. A. Rajkumar
Pallangkuzhiyin Aanandham P. Unnikrishnan, Harini
Karisai Kaattu Pennae Raja K. S. Chitra, Manikka Vinayagam
Idhu Nee Irukkum Nenjamadi(Raga Pilu) Krishna Mano
Ithu Kuzhanthai Oru Thalai Ragam T. Rajendar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Vannam Konda(Ragam Pilu) Sigaram S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Enna Azhagu Love Today Shiva
Poonkuruvi Paadadi Sundara Kandam Deepak S. Janaki, Mano
Mukundha Mukundha Dasavathaaram Himesh Reshammiya Sadhana Sargam
Kannukkulle kadhala Thamizh Bharadwaj P. Unnikrishnan, Swarnalatha
Thuli Thuliyaai Kottum Mazhai Paarvai Ondre Podhume Bharani Hariharan, Swarnalatha
Urugudhe Maragudhe Veyil G. V. Prakash Kumar Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal
Unn Perai Sollum Angadi Theru Naresh Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal, Haricharan
Ragasiya Kanavugal Bheemaa Harris Jayaraj Hariharan, Madhushree
Asku Laska Nanban Vijay Prakash, Chinmayi, SuVi
Mazhaye Mazhaye June R Sharreth Hariharan, Sujatha
Konjum Manjal Ullaasam Karthik Raja Hariharan, Harini
Jalsa Panungada Chennai 600028 Yuvan Shankar Raja Ranjith, Tippu, Premji Amaran, Haricharan, Karthik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jairazbhoy(1995)
  2. ^ Lavezzoli, Peter (2006). The Dawn of Indian Music in the West. A&C Black. p. 63. ISBN 0826418155. Retrieved 14 June 2017.

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