Today is the first day of Vasanta – the spring season. Although spring can’t arrive in an instant, for the calendar, we need to have an official start of spring, and that is the Vernal equinox. From today, the days get longer everyday, till the summer solstice. In India, spring is associated with koels singing in mango trees, and the smell of jasmine flowers.

In California, there is no dearth of flowers during spring!

Unfortunately, there aren’t that many singing birds. But to make up for that deficiency, I’m posting here a recording – of my composition, sung beautifully by “Arvind”.

Arvind, is known as IndianMusicFan on Twitter world, and his website is http://www.aboutindianmusic.com/

Click on the play button to listen to the composition.

The composition is in rAga kAmavardhini, that is also known by other names as Kashi Ramakriya & Pantuvarali. You can read why this rAga has so many names, in this old post here.

Your feedback & comments on the composition are welcome!

-neelanjana