As per Parrikar, “Durga Khamaj-thaat…is also known [as] ‘Madhuradhwani’…This is not a popular raga, its base eroded by the popularity of Rageshri…[but] is part of the Dagar family repertoire”. While some renditions may skip Ni in ascent, traditional Dhrupad presentation will render it shuddha in aroha and komal in avroh – along with a strong Ga, and a Bageshri-style ma–Dha sangati balanced by phrases such as SmG; mDNS; mmGS. Also proximate to Bhinna Shadja and Kaushik Dhwani (=’Khamaj no Re–Pa‘).
—Nemai Chand Boral (~1960s)—
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