Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur (1810 – 1992)

 Mallikarjun Mansur

A great vocalist from Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. His strong hold was lesser known Raga-s. He Used to sing these Raga-s with same ease….

Some samples of his audio recordings presented for all of us to enjoy… (click on the name of the Raga to listen)

A couple of his early recordings on a 78rpm disk. HMV N 5697. Released in 1939.

1. Raga Hameer 3:06
2. Raga Shankara 3:07 

One of his All India Radio broadcast in early 1970’s.

3. Raga Khokar 26:16
(Documented in the archives as Raga Khokhar Bilaval)

And a recording from an LP record. INRECO 2411-5094 Stereo. Released in 1979.

4. Raga Deshkar 20:23
5. Raga Yaman Kalyan 20:24

External Links:  –

1. Discography of on Rajeev Patke’s website.

2. More audio clips on Smt. Vijaya Parrikar Library.



Credits: –

1. Photograph (top) :

2. Audio Clips:  1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 from Dhaivat Shukla’s personal archives. Digitization and Restoration by Dhaivat Shukla.


4 Responses to “Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur (1810 – 1992)”

  1. sme Says:

    Thanks for posting these gems from Mallikarjun. The Yaman Kalyan is out of this world!

  2. About Khyala system of singing Says:

    Any body would like to more about the Raga . Please add more

    Thank you

  3. yajigourish Says:

    Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur was famous for singing rare and complex ragas. He use of octaves made him to cast a hypnotic spell on his audience with his astounding breath control and the absolute purity of his swaras. Thank you so much for sharing the his music

  4. Hemant Ghayal Says:

    Pt.Mallikarjun Mansur’s singing can generate powerful emotions in the listeners as it is passionate, forceful, haunting and technically perfect. He is embodiment of the concept of classical music. His singing impacts listener’s ears, heart and brain simultaneously.

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