Dreamed up by Ravi Shankar during a car journey to Chengali in March 1968. As explained by his wife Sukanya: “While riding in the car, he conceived the nucleus of a melodic form that he later developed and called Kameshwari. By using the old murchana and swara bheda system, he [also] discovered three more ragas at the heart of Kameshwari” (= Parameshwari, Gangeshwari, and Rangeshwari). The SRMP sequence places his scale close to Saraswati, as well as resembling ‘Vachaspati no Ga’ or ‘Gorakh Kalyan tivra Ma’.
—Ravi Shankar (1972)—
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