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Bhaavageete or Bhavageeth (literally 'emotion poetry') is a form of poetry and light music in India. Most of the poetry sung in this genre pertain to subjects like love, nature and philosophy, and the genre itself is not much different from Ghazals, though ghazals are bound to a peculiar metre. This genre is quite popular in Karnataka and Maharashtra. This genre may be called by different names in other languages.

Kannada Bhavageete[edit]

Kannada Bhavageete (Kannada: ಭಾವಗೀತೆ) draws from modern Kannada poetry.

Notable modern Kannada poets whose works have been set to music include Kuvempu, D. R. Bendre, Gopalakrishna Adiga, K.S. Narasimhaswamy, G.S. Shivarudrappa, K. S. Nissar Ahmed, Archana Udupa, Raju Ananthaswami, M D Pallavi Arun and B. R. Chaya.

Popular Bhavageetes in Kannada[edit]

Marathi Bhavageet[edit]

Marathi Bhavageet (Marathi:भावगीत) draws from Marathi language poetry.

Notable composers/performers/singers include Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sudhir Phadke, Arun Date, and Suman Kalyanpur.

Poets include Suresh Bhat (who made Marathi ghazals popular) and Shanta Shelke.

Popular Marathi Bhavageet[edit]

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