A shringara raga of recent origin, Madhuvanti is geared towards evoking a ‘sweet’ flavour (‘madhu’ means ‘honey’). Rajan Parrikar cites “shared credits for its development…Vilayat Khan is said to have conceived it [in the] 1940s…and around the same time, Vamanrao Padhye of Kolhapur composed a similar raga and called it Ambika, after the Goddess”. Multani is a phraseological ally, formed by lowering Re and Dha to their komal variants.
—Pravin Godkhindi (2014)—
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