Ranga Puravihara @ Emozions

By Sivasri Skandaprasad - I like this version even more than the gold standard of MS, because of the more interesting pace time at which she takes to sing it, which helps her show the emotions wonderfully throughout

Language : Sanskrit

Region / country : India

Music genre : Devotional / religious

Links to the music

By Sooryagayathri How can one forget her, whatever the song is!

By Sid Sriram What a magnetic voice

By Harish, Agam OMG. That's the first thought you will get too. What a performance! Even the creator this incredible song (MD) will feel like dancing. Exceptional vocal, guitar, sitar, the ranga happening in's all there. Dynamite

MS Have kept the best for the last...this is special because it was sung at no less a place than the UN headquarters in NY in 1966...MS becoming the first Indian musicial to perform at the's a detailed report on that event -

Zing Zones

Portions that make me go Wow!

5m 00s 5m 40s


Mesmerizing...wonderful blend of emotions, voice and melody

4m 23s 5m 10s


Ranga, ranga, ranga chorus, blended with beautiful sitar...heavenly. That's how you get youngsters to become engaged in spiritual...look at the joy on their faces as they recite Ranga. Imaginative. Bliss!

Why do I like this music?






Muthuswamy Dikshitar


No words!

Sid Sriram

(see link to video) - man, that's some voice

Harish Sivaramakrishnan

Different level man

What a feeling!





Thoughts & notes

What a song...a slow one, but has phenomenally more power and passion quotient than super fast and super energetic songs.


This song reminds me of Vaikunta Ekadesi...

Remember going to my local Damodara perumal temple on the very early mornings of Vaikunta Ekadasi until Covid struck...

I'm hardly religious, but it has always been a great feeling to be standing in the middle of hundreds of fervently religious devotess inside the temple so early in the morning (and hundreds standing outside the temple) waiting to enter the sorka vasal.

If that was how I, a near atheist, felt at the small temple at Villivakkam, imagine the feelings for a devout person at Srirangam. Some day, I wish to be there on vaikunta ekadesi early morning. Take it from me - you just got to be there to feel it.


Thinking of this and that...

Sriranga ranganathanin paadam - from movie Mahanadi - This is how you make devotional music popular. Thanks to all - Raja, SPB and Shobana

Sri renga natha namo nama - Mahandhi Shobana - a simple song in the beautiful voice of Shobana (she must have been quite young when this was released - 1997)