Like Parameshwari and Gangeshwari, Rangeshwari (‘Lord of Colours’) was created in 1968 via murchana rotation of Ravi Shankar’s Kameshwari (itself dreamed up during a long car journey through Bengal). Resembles a ‘no Dha’ filtering of either Patdeep or Kirwani, although its swara set seems to be unique – with Shankar’s takes tending towards wide-open, poorvang-dominant movements. Ni, as a chromatic leading-tone to Sa with a wide gap beneath, assumes inherent prominence (also allowing the outline of a PNR Major triad).
—Ravi Shankar (1972)—
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