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"Kajri" Songs of the Indian monsoon
Various Artistes

Released : March 2002
Total songs in album : 11
Style : Monsoon Songs
Region : Eastern Uttar Pradesh

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According to a folk tale of Mirzapur, there was woman called Kajli whose husband was in a distant land. Monsoon arrived and separation became unbearable. She began to cry at the feet of the Kajmal Goddess and these cries took the form of the popular Kajri songs.
Come monsoon... and it brings relief from the sizzling hot summer.
Come the black clouds... and separation from the beloved become unbearable.
Each bolt of lightning hits straight at the heart and makes it beat faster.
Kajri, the songs of longing are the outbursts of a woman overwhelmed by desire.
Rimjhim Barse Re by Sucharita Gupta says
The rain drops fall softly
My friends sing the songs of Kajri
My chunri gets wet
Oh save me, my love...

Derived from the word Kajal meaning Kohl, Kajris are sung by classical and semi classical musicians. There are two forms of Kajri singing in UP, one that is sung on a performance platform and the other sung by women dancing in a semi-circle, the 'Dhunmuniya Kajri'.

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Song Manual Play All Songs...
Time Artiste Price Size in mb Complete songs (mp3) 128 kbps
Ras Dhire Dhire Play MP3 01:36 Manoj Tiwari $0.69/ Rs.30 1.52mb
Radha Kanha Se Play MP3 08:56 Ram Kailash Yadav $0.69/ Rs.30 8.21mb
Hamke Sawan Mein Play MP3 04:56 Urmila Srivastava $0.69/ Rs.30 4.57mb
Jabe Nehre Sajana Play MP3 08:27 Mohan Lal Kanskar $0.69/ Rs.30 7.78mb
Rimjhim Barse Re Play MP3 03:16 Sucharita Gupta $0.69/ Rs.30 3.03mb
Kashi Bhole Ki Nagariya Play MP3 06:01 Jawahar Lal Yadav $0.69/ Rs.30 5.56mb
Rimjhim Barse Badra Play MP3 06:09 Urmila Srivastava $0.69/ Rs.30 5.68mb
Kaune Rang Mungva Play MP3 03:56 Ram Kailash Yadav $0.69/ Rs.30 3.65mb
Basiya Baaj Rahi Play MP3 02:53 Manoj Tiwari $0.69/ Rs.30 2.66mb
Sawan Mein Hamar Play MP3 08:00 Mohan Lal Kanskar $0.69/ Rs.30 7.36mb
Charon Khoot Ghumar Ghumave Play MP3 01:30 Manoj Tiwari $0.69/ Rs.30 1.40mb
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