Keeravani Raga - Tamil songs in Keeravani raga.

Keeravani Raga - Tamil songs in Keeravani, the endearing raga.

One of my favorite ragas is Keeravani. It is the 21st Melakarta ragam and its quite popular in western music as well. It is known as Harmonic minor scale in western music. Many songs have been composed in this raga. Most of Ilaiyaraja's compositions are in this raga.
One such song is Oru Kili Uruguthu song from Anandha Kummi movie. Its a beautiful as well as an innovative composition by Ilaiyaraja in Keeravani ragam. Then, of course the song Keeravani from Paadum Paravaigal is also based on Keeravani raga. Its my favorite song as the fluctuations of the high & low notes are well composed. We can hear the Carnatic touch relevant throughout the song. Another great composition by our Maestro. The popular song Unna Nenachen from Apoorva Sagodharargal is also another example of this raga. The song won a National Award. That makes us believe that Keeravani is obviously a beautiful raga.
The soulful acapella type song Ennule Ennule from the movie Valli explicitly reveals Keeravani in a heavenly manner. Other soulful melodies like Mandram Vandha, Raja Raja Cholan, Kanne Kalaimaane, Povoma Oorgolam, Chinna Mani Kuyile, etc., are composed by Ilaiyaraja in this heart wrenching raga.
I found an evergreen goldie Paatu Paadava from Thenilavu which is also based on this raga. A.R. Rahman has not left Keeravani behind. The chartbuster Vennilave Vennilave from Minsaara Kanavu has been composed in this raga. Whenever I listen to this song, I get a magical feeling that no other song has given. Indeed, Keeravani is divine. Other songs of Rahman like Ennai Kaanavillaiye, Sandhana Thendralai and Evano Oruvan Vaasikiran are also composed in this raga.
There are many more songs composed in this raga. And my most favorite is a Telugu song Nee Choopule from Endhukante Premanta in which Keeravani is in its fullest form!
Keeravani is also proved to be a raga which is good for heart. So listen to Keeravani based songs and get inspired spiritually.
Finally, I give you the list of Tamil songs on Keeravani raga below in no order:
  1. Paatu Paadava-Thenilavu
  2. Oru Kili Uruguthu-Anandha Kummi
  3. Unna Nenachen-Apoorva Sagodharargal
  4. Malaiyoram Veesum-Paadu Nilaave
  5. Keeravani-Paadum Paravaigal
  6. Raja Raja Cholan-Rettai Vaal Kuruvi
  7. Poo Pookum Maasam-Varusham 16
  8. Mandram Vandha-Mouna Raagam
  9. Kanne Kalaimaane-Moondram Pirai
  10. Chinna Mani Kuyile-Amman Kovil Kizhakaale
  11. Povoma Oorgolam-Chinna Thambi
  12. Thendral Kaatre-Kumbakarai Thangaiyya
  13. Poongodithaan-Idhayam
  14. O Paapa Laali-Idhayathai Thirudaathe
  15. Kaatril Endhan Geetham-Jhonny
  16. Mannil Indha Kaadhal-Keladi Kanmani
  17. Ennulle Ennulle-Valli
  18. Nenjukulla Innarenu-Ponnumani
  19. Vennilave Vennilave-Minsaara Kanavu
  20. Ennai Kaanavillaiye-Kaadhal Desam
  21. Sandhana Thendralai-Kandukonden Kandukonden
  22. Evano Oruvan-Alaipaayuthey
  23. Enge Sellum-Sethu
  24. Manjal Poosum-Friends
  25. Ennai Thaalata-Kaadhaluku Mariyadhai
  26. Oliyile Therivadhu-Azhagi
  27. Unkuthama-Azhagi
created: Sunday, 25 August 2013 updated: Sunday, 11 November 2018

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