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Meera Bai  is the revered and loved saint of the Bhakti era. Her songs have been immortalised by great masters like Pt. D.V. Palukar and Pt. Omkarnath Thakur. Singers like M.S. Subbalakshmi, Kishori Amoankar and Parveen Sultana have sung these Bhajans in their inimitable styles. Meera Bhajans sung by Lata Mangeshkar are all time favourites. 'Ud Jaa Re' is an immortal song which expresses Meera's intense devotion. This song has been set to music by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

The song is based on the Raga Bhinna Shadja. The composition has the choicest phrases of this Raga contributing to the expression of this Bhajan.  

Course Format

Introduction to the Bhajan Ud jaare

Raga and Taal

Learning the Bhajan Ud Jaare


To understand the jist meaning of Meera's poetry

To develop awareness about the Raga which the song is based on and the Swara mapping

To learn to recite the Theka of Taal Addha

To learn the Bhajan 'Ud Jaa re' 

To improvise applying the Swaras of Raga Bhinna Shadja



Skill Level HV301

Introduction to the song - Ud Ja re
  • Meera -Life and works
  • Meaning of the song Ud Jaa re
Ud Jaa re- Raga and Taal
  • Raga Bhinna Shadja- Introduction
  • Swar Vistar in Raga Bhinna Shadja
Learning the Bhajan Ud Jaare
  • Ud Jaa re -Poetry
  • Ud Jaa re Swaras -Script
  • Ud Jaa re - singing with Taal

The student is able to

present the Bhajan 'Ud Jaare Kaaga' in perfect melody and rhythm

improvise with Aalap