Music is more a language than an art. It conveys and is capable of expressing thousands of emotions which we might not be able to express by words or actions.
While there are many ragams to be explored and drowned in, may I let the beautiful “Reethigowlai” take the stage today?
Reethigowlai is one of those ragams, which are soft by nature. Used widely to depict the emotions of divinity, love and cajoling, this ragam is a hit. Many people will be familiar with the undertones of this since this is easy to follow and sing or hum along.
Born out of the legendary “Karaharpriya”, Reethigowlai has therapeutic properties too. It is known that this ragam gives a lot of calm and clarity to the cluttered mind, when sung or heard with absolute focus.
Two of the famous compositions in this ragam is “Guruvayoorappane Appan, Sree Krishnan” and “Enna Punniyam Seideno” composed by the legend Shri Uthukadu Venkata Subbaiyar.
The piece “Enna Punniyam” rendered by Bombay Sisters, is one of my all time favorites, which soothes me to a great extent.
The Tamil filmdom is a big fan of this ragam, using it extensively to depict love and admiration of ones love and beauty.
The famous song, Kangal irandal, from the movie Subramanyapuram is weaved on this ragam.
This is one another hit song of AR Rahman, detailing the beauty of the lady by the male lead.
Another number of the same thread of reethigowlai, rendered by Shri.Unnikrishnan.
This raagam is perfect to listen to when in solitude. Just oneself, silence and some apt volume with reethigowlai playing away in its glory.