From my 2018 Darbar interview with Maihar bansuri maestro Rupak Kulkarni: “I created Sonakshi so I could experience a raga which was suitable for any time of day. I believe we have different mindsets depending on the hour: in the morning our mood is spiritual and fresh, and in the evening it is has more longing, and perhaps tiredness too. So, to mix these emotions up, I took a few phrases from Lalit and Bhairav [dawn] and blended them with those from Marwa [sunset]”. His new raga thus bridges both sandhiprakash.
—Rupak Kulkarni (1999)—
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