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Manoranjani: A Raga Tribute to Manoranjani

Manoranjani: A Raga Tribute to Manoranjani


Manoranjana or Ylang Ylang Flower (Cananga odorata), Tamil Nadu Male Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), Himachal Pradesh Tamhini Ghat, Close to Mulshi, Maharastra Flowers from Mumbai Market, Mumbai, Maharastra Nicobarese Skyscape, Andaman and Nicobar Eravikulam National Park, Devils Peak, Kerala Kashmiri Autumn, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Monsoon & Umbrella, Kodagu/Coorg, Karnataka Deities of Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka Aru Valley, Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir Dancing Handsome, Nataraja, Chandigarh, Haryana Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala, Tripura Meghalaya Butterfly, Close to Cherrapunji, Meghalaya Kashmiri Safron (Crocus sativus), Jammu and Kashmir Dilruba Ganesh Temple, Ganpatipule Village, Maharastra Male Indian/Blue Peacock (Pavo cristatus), Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu Areca Palm and Young Nuts or Betel Nuts (Areca catechu), Kodagu/Coorg, Karnataka Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) Landscape, Eravikulam National Park, Kerala Sitar Manipuri Dance Washing Carrots, Ooty, Tamil Nadu Kailasanatha Temple – Cave 16, Ellora, Maharashtra Tea gardens, Munnar, Kerala Kaziranga National Park, Assam Mrdangam Chennakeshava Temple, Belur, Karnataka Abbi Falls, Kodagu/Coorg, Karnataka Farmer Carries Paddy Saplings, Khowai, Tripura Thai Temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar Singpho Girl, Close to Bordumsa, Arunachal Pradesh Yaks in Ladakhi Landscape – Close to Photoskar Village, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Mural of Vajrapani – Cave 1, Ajantha Caves, Maharashtra Toda Temple, Ooty, Karnataka Drums Festival in Asanang, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya Tawang Monastery, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Golden Langur (Trachypithecus geei geei), Assam Lidder River, Lidder Valley, Jammu and Kashmir National Flower, Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) Thrissur Pooram Festival, Thrissur, Kerala Floating Market of Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Hornbill Festival of Nagas, Nagaland Koodiyattam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Cow and World Highest Tea Gardens, Kolukkumalai, Tamil Nadu Zillion Expressions, Sikkim Dancing Shiva, Belur, Karnataka Traditional Japi for Assamese New Year, Guwahati, Assam Vegetable Vendor – Bara Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya Male Albino Peacock – Indian/Blue Peacock (Pavo cristatus) Misty Night, Lachen, Sikkim Bandipur National Park, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka Golden Temple, Bylakuppe, Karnataka Mysterious Tambura The Oldest Paradesi Synagogue, Kochi, Kerala Ornaments, Tirumala, Andra Pradesh Nohsngithiang Falls Locale – Sohra, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca), Bandipur, Karnataka Thumbai Poo/Flower (Leucas aspera), Tamil Nadu Athirappilly Falls, Close to Chalakudy, Kerala Hoysaleshwara Temple, Halebidu, Karnataka Pride of Male Indian/Blue Peacock (Pavo cristatus) Kabru Mountain (Kanchenjunga Ranges), view from Rabdentse Ruins, Sikkim Water Lilies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar Orchards, Tashigong Village, Himachal Pradesh Krishna Mrigam/Blackbuck Antelope (Antilope cervicapra), Andra Pradesh Kathakali, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Langur couple, Bandipur National Park, Karnataka Kundalika Valley, Sahyadri Hills, Maharashtra Mama’s Boy, Ladakh aka Little Tibet, Jammu and Kashmir National Animal, Tiger (Panthera tigris) Nohsngithiang Falls Locale – Sohra, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya Bodhkarbu – Dhondup’s Village, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Guru Rinpoche (Lord Padmasambhava) Statue, Namchi, Sikkim Manoranjani Raaga description (ascending and descending notes) Misty Nilgri, Ooty, Tamil Nadu Snowy Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir Beautiful Sunset, Andaman and Nicobar Royal Enfield, Puducherry Tiranga, Indian Flag Apatani People, Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh Buddhist Monks, Bodhgaya, Bihar Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Mohiniyattam Dance, Trissur, Kerala Pottery Sale, New Delhi Tribal Village, Arunachal Pradesh Governor’s Bunglow, Gangtok, Sikkim Bhutan Temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar Wild Flowers, Ooty, Tamil Nadu Bahá’í House of Worship/Lotus Temple, New Delhi Jarawa People, Andaman and Nicobar Nishâkânthi/Epiphyllum (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) Common or Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) Great Mask Dance – Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Harmandir/Darbar Sahib/The Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab Jog Falls, Shimoga, Karnataka Neem/Margosa (Azadirachta indica) Nongkrem Dance of Khasi people, Meghalaya Raja Gopura of Murudeshwara Temple, Murudeshwara, Karnataka House Boats in Backwaters, Alappuzha, Kerala Maitreya Buddha of Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Indo-Saracenic (Hindu-Islamic style) mosque, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Florist’s Shikara Boat in Nageen Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Mysore Palace, Mysore, Karnataka Kolam of Canvas, Bangalore, Karnataka Sunflowers (Helianthus Annuus), En-route Yellapur, Karnataka Kuki Village Church, Molcham, Manipur Plumeria/Frangipani (Plumeria obtusa), Raipur, Chhattisgarh Flora Fountain at the Hutatma Chowk, Mumbai, Maharashtra Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) on Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma) Pushkarani (Temple Tank) near Underground Temple, Hampi, Karnataka Agatti Beach, Agatti Island, Lakshadweep The Eternal Love, Radha-Krishna Jain Temple, Palitana, Gujarat Pysanka Eggs with Kolam Motifs, Bangalore, Karnataka Sunset and Illumined City, Gangtok, Sikkim Omkareshwara Temple Tank at Madikeri, Kodagu, Karnataka Dal Lake Florist, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Uttarayana Kite Festival, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Siddhi/Habshi People at Devaliya Naka, Sasan Gir, Gujarat Red Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), Raipur, Chhattisgarh Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus), Nal Sarovar, Gujarat Elephant Falls, Meghalaya Bharatanatyam Dance Ganpatipule, Maharashtra Balram – Subhatra – Krshna, ISKCON, Bangalore, Karnataka Spice Market, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh Nyishi/Nishi Girl, East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh Plumage “Eye” of Male Indian/Blue Peacock Tree Pattern of Sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Gopuras/Towers of Meenakshi-Sundareswar Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu Fisher Folks’ Kids, Lakshadweep Neelakurinji Flowers (Strobilanthes kunthiana), Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu Odissi Dance Manu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh Bodhisattva Brahadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu Holi Colors, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Govindghat Locale, Uttarakhand Timber Trail, Himachal Pradesh Rani Sipri Mosque or Masjid-e-Nagira (Jewel of a Mosque), Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tawang Girl, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Hindustan-Tibet Road, Kinnaur Valley, Himachal Pradesh Paris Peacock (Papilio paris), Himachal Pradesh Manali, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh A River diverted towards River Satluj, Karcham, Himachal Pradesh Student Scout and Uttarkhand Landscape, Uttarkhand Shalimar Bagh (Gardens), Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Ladakhi Agriculture, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Yali (A mythical Lion), Halebidu, Karnataka Ladakhi People, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Aizawl – Thingsul Cityscape, Aizawl, Mizoram Asiatic Elephant (Elephas Maximus) Herd, Bandipur – Nagarhole National Parks, Karnataka Ralang Monastery, Close to Ravangla, Sikkim Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh Chital or Spotted Deer (Axis axis), Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu The Ghats, Varanasi or Benares or Kashi, Uttar Pradesh Adinatha Marble Jain Temple, Ranakpur, Rajastan Hampi Landscape and Tungabhadra River, Hampi, Karnataka Shikara in Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand Thar Desert Camelback, Rajastan White Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Lakshadweep Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Manoranjana or Ylang Ylang Flower (Cananga odorata), Tamil Nadu

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20 thoughts on “Manoranjani: A Raga Tribute to Manoranjani

  1. i love the song and also the pics its sooo beautiful…..
    well who ever made this he/she is so fantastic….
    especially those animals that are pictured closely…
    i wondered how they do that…????

  2. That black-and-white bird at 0:24… do you happen to know its name? I had one like this in my backyard some years ago, and until today i wasn't sure whether it was a real bird or a heavenly vision! A beautiful video!

  3. @mmanoba Thank you so much for your reply. Sorry to say the captions won't show for me. Nevertheless added your vid to my favorites!

  4. The music is well recorded. I wish the amazing photos that you have taken scroll through slowly so I am able to look and take in the beauty of these places, wildlife and flora that you have painstakingly put together….

  5. Hindustani classical music tradition also two other mystical variants of this haunting melody:  and they are Durga-Bhairav and Mangal-Bhairav

  6. I was searching a lot for this raag & was blissed to hear it here. There are very few renditions available for this raag, this is one of those beautiful ones. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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