Sunday, August 19, 2007

Melodious Odiya music

I don't listen often to Oriya music. However, there are certain songs that I used to listen as a kid. My dad and grandpa used to own numerous records - remember those black round discs! :). Today when I hear them, get very nostalgic. This is one of them. This song was very popular and is one of the all-time hits. This is from the 70's when some of the best Oriya songs were composed. Warning - The video is not all that impressive.


Oriyas/Odiyas revere Lord Jaganath. Trivia - The word "juggernaut" has its root in Lord Jaganath. Ask any Odiya staying outside of Orissa and they will tell you that a trip back home without a visit to Puri Jaganath Dham is incomplete. While generally browsing around YouTube, came across these two devotional songs.



One new song that touched my heart is linked below. It echoes the sentiment of any mother whose kids stay far away from them. This is dedicated to my Maa and my MIL.

3 comments:

Suma said...

I cant understand oriya as much as I want to... but this song is just beautiful.... I just started to tear up when I was listening... thing og my mother and mil and then abt my daughter who is just 5 now but one day will fly away as I did from my parents place.... somethings we just dont value much or just take it for granted... thinking it will remain with us forever....

Thanks For sharing this....

wonderful blog :)

Pragyan said...

Hi Suma: Thanks for coming by, dear! I can fully understand your sentiments..we don't value people that are with us till we move far from them. Ironic!

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