Marathi Songs and Music

The nation of Republic of India has an unequaled culture and history. A lot of the Indian fetes that symbolises it avid social inheritance hit the nail on the head in terms of construction of this blending of vast array of individual cultures to one Indian culture. One of its cultural inheritances is presented by music. Indian music itself can't be characterised as any one kind of music but a unique one. When we talk of Indian music; we do not inevitably have in mind Bollywood ones, the ones bulging out of the Indian film industry.

I am talking of Classical Music of India. Classical music, either Hindustani or Carnatic, instrumental or sung: the cognoscentis of music assert, as one may understand, that the vocalisers constitute the music in its biggest glory, but instrumental music features at least just as large a following. Indian classical music, both Hindustani or Carnatic, can be classified as either instrumental or vocal.

Marathi songs and folk songs that is music originating from the state of Maharashtra too has contributed significantly to the evergreen musical heritage of India. Marathi folk music stands for the chasteness, honestness, passionateness and tireless nature of the masses in Maharashtra. Marathi folk music of Maharashtra is a wealth of Hindu based qawwali and rural music. Indian Marathi lavani on sitar lavani is a subtype of marathi folk music. Marathi Music and songs pictures the deep inheritance of chronicle and customs in its poems, prose and early literature.

Marathi music was traditionally application orientated and till the twentieth century didn't apply notes as the basic media of instruction, understanding, or transmittance. Like other Indian musical instruments, Marathi musicians’ employ what can be generally assorted into Stringed, Wind and Percussion categories. Indian as well as Marathi euphony also has a musical octave carved up into 12 notes. Indian music does divide the musical octave into dozen swaras, comparable to the Western chromatic musical scale. The musical hypothesis there in India and Maharashtra uses the conception of a shruti, that is an musical interval lower than the musical intervals generally detected between notes, alike to the concept of cents in Western music. Indian music could be identified as having been introduced with the chanting of humns from the Vedic literatures, although it's more than likely that the Indus Valley Civilization was not without its melodious culture, from which all but nothing is well known. Marathi Music has forever been an crucial component of the Marathi people.

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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

This is informative hub. Thanks for educating.


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prasadjain 6 years ago from Tumkur

It would have been better if some translated lines of Marathi songs were given.

In Marathi,Keerthans and Abhangs are very much loved by natives. They are the devotional songs. Santh Eknath,Gnaneshwar, etc contributed much to the development of Marathi Poetry and music. Santh Tukaram's contribution is also praiseworthy.

Lavani(ballad) is a popular folk music form in both Maharashtra and Karnataka.It is development mostly from 16th century onwords.

Pune ,Kolhapur, and Mumbai patronised Music very well. Even in these days of films anf TVs, drama shows and music concerts are well atended by Maharashtrians.Both Carnatak music and Hindustani music are well supported in Maharashtra.


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multifunctions 5 years ago from India

i liked the songs from marathi movie NATRANG specially KHEL MANDALA

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