Pandit Jasraj Biography, Age And Bhajan List

In this article we will be discussing the famous and cultural vocalist Shri pandit Jasraj. 

Cultural vocalists were the one whom the crowd saluted. Yes, you are right if you are in search of such an amazing devotional and cultural vocalist and Bhajan then you have landed on the correct place. We are here discussing pandit Jasraj who war from mewati gharana of hindustani classical music singers.

Jasraj’s father Motiram, a classical singer, gave birth to Jasraj in Hisar, Haryana, into an orthodox Brahmin household. His family gave a Mewati gharana performance. On the day Jasraj was to be named the state musician in the court of Osman Ali Khan, Motiram died when he was four years old.

Jasraj’s father introduced him to vocal music. His older brother Maniram and later Maharaja Jaywant Singhji Waghela both provided him with instruction. He also received instruction from Swami Vallabhdas of the Agra Gharana. Jasraj was asked to become Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s disciple in 1960 when he visited him in the hospital. Jasraj declined, stating that he could not accept Khan’s tutelage because he was already Maniram’s disciple.

He sang Krishna bhajans the most of the time and was a huge follower of Hanuman and Lord Krishna.

Begum Akhtar’s song “Diwana Banana hai to” and her artistry greatly influenced him. He used to skip class and spend all day listening to this music in a small cafe.

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Pandit Jasraj Career 

  • He began his vocal training at the age of 16, and at the age of 22, he had his first live performance.
  • In an interview, he recalled how Bade Ghulam Ali Khan had once asked him to be his disciple in 1960 while they were both visiting one another in a hospital. However, Jasraj declined because he was already Maniram’s disciple.
  • As the first Indian to perform at both the North and South Poles, he had made history.
  • He also performed on the music for the 1975 horror movie 1920 and the ballad Vaada Tumse Hai Vaada for the movie Birbal My Brother.
  • He relocated to Kolkata in 1946, where he began performing for All India Radio and playing tabla in an Indian classical show.
  • At first, he was interested in becoming a tabla player. He was not satisfied with how the Tabla musicians were treated, though; people thought they were less talented than them. So, when he was 14 years old, he made a vow not to cut his hair until he could sing.

Pandit Jasraj Bhajan List 

  • Shri Shiva Dhyanam
  • Niranjani Narayani
  • Rani Tero Chirjeeyo Gopal
  • Nath Pavansut
  • Jagadamb, Jagadamb
  • Shyam Bina Unye Ye Badara
  • Bharat Bhai Kapise
  • Shri Radha – Krishna Stuti

Pandit Jasraj, Roop Kumar Rathod, Purshotam Upadhyay, Ravindra Sathe

  • Khele Biraj Mein Holi (Surdas Bhajan)

Roop Kumar Rathod

  • Hamaro Dhan Radha (Short Version)

Ravindra Sathe

  • Madhurashtakam

Prerana Thakore

  • Radha Raman Girdhari

Roop Kumar Rathod, Ravindra Sathe

  • Hamarao Dhan Radha

Pandit Jasraj, Roop Kumar Rathod, Purshotam Upadhyay, Ravindra Sathe

  • Kasturi Tilakam

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  • Govind Damodar Madhaveti 

 Pandit Jasraj

  • Kasturi Tilakam 

Pandit Jasraj

  • Maharaas

Pandit Jasraj, Roop Kumar Rathod, Purshotam Upadhyay, Ravindra Sathe

  • Shri Madhurashtakam 

Pandit Jasraj

  • Barha Peedham Pandit Jasraj
  • Vraje Vasantam 

Pandit Jasraj

  • Shri Radhe Sharanam Mamah 

Pandit Jasraj

  • Shri Radha Krishna Stuti  

Pandit Jasraj

  • Bansi Vibhushit Pandit Jasraj
  • Shri Krishnashtakam, 2 (Utthapan Darshan)

Pandit Jasraj

  • Gopalniranjanam (Sayam Aarti Darshan (Aarti))

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  • Vrindavan Stuti  

Pandit Jasraj

  • Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya

Pandit Jasraj

  • Bansi Vibhushit (Raj Bhog Darshan)

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  • Shri Bhagwanmansa Puja (Raj Bhog Darshan) Pandit Jasraj
  • Shri Krishna Naman (Raj Bhog Darshan) Pandit Jasraj
  • Vrindavan Murli Murli Dhun Ati Rasal

Ravindra Sathe

  • Nikunj Mein Biraje Ghanshyam

Pandit Jasraj, Roop Kumar Rathod, Purshotam Upadhyay, Ravindra Sathe

  • Dhani Yeh Vrindavan

Ravindra Sathe

  • Murlia Baje

Achievements Of Pandit Jasraj

The achievements of Pandit Jasraj are unmatched, made more so by the fact that vocal music, in accordance with Indian musical treatises and traditions, is the most private and direct form of expression. And it’s almost unbelievable how he built his enormous international fan base without alienating his many millions of domestic fans. 

While his music has reached otherworldly heights all across the world, he has been fiercely loyal to his homeland. He is solely responsible for the global success of Indian vocal classical music.

Jasraj’s vocalising is distinguished by a harmonious blending of the classic and opulent elements, projecting traditional music as an intense spiritual expression that is at once chaste and yet densely coloured. Jasraj is blessed with a soulful and sonorous voice that masterfully traverses over all four and a half octaves. Due to this, his music has an exceptional and transcendent emotional quality that touches the listener’s very soul.

Panditji’s music is distinguished by its flawless diction, clarity in the sur (musical notes), and gayaki (creative musical progression), mastery of all facets of laya and rhythm, depth of composition, and clear interplay between notes and words to create the intended mood and emotion. His voice has a lyrical aspect thanks to this sensitivity, which he has added to the strictly classical method.

An astounding number of distinguished pupils that Pandit Jasraj has fostered and groomed in accordance with India’s rich history of the Guru-Shisya Parampara, the ideal teacher-student relationship, have already been introduced to the world. Today, his leading followers are fervently spreading the Indian music flag around the globe.

Pandit jasraj has gained huge success and prosperity towards his musical life. He passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 92.

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