Sl. No: 1; Aaj Aaye; Misra Pahadi;
Misra Chapu; Khayal; Hindi
Artist: Prince Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma
Note: This beautiful composition depicting the raasa
leela is today sung in Misra Pahadi (popularized by Dr M Balamuralikrishna),
though originally set in Yamuna Kalyani. It is also rendered in Shayama
kalyani. Its anupallavi refers to the 'dhun' of the bamsuri and sound
of the mridangam. Easily, one of the best of Swathi's Hindusthani Krithis.
The charana is the same as in Dhanasri Thillana.