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• Raag Durga •

S-R-m-P-D-S Beguiling in its pentatonic simplicity, Durga (‘invincible, impassable’) is inextricably tied to visions of the Mother Goddess: depicted in Hindu lore as a destroyer of demons and protector of the faithful. Despite these ancient associations, the raga is of relatively recent Carnatic import, only gaining broad acceptance among Northern rasikas around the mid-20th century. […]

 

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• Raag Bhupali •

S-R-G-P-D-S Hailed for its structural simplicity, Bhupali is often the first raga taught to Hindustani students. While the same Major Pentatonic scale form is shared by countless global cultures, India’s incarnation (named for Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal region) presents its own quirks – invoking tranquillity and home-bound reassurance with interlinked sliding motions and emphatic resolutions. Shares […]

 

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• Raag Pahadi •

S-R-G-P-D-S Said to derive from Bengali or Kashmiri folk tunes, Pahadi (meaning ‘mountain’ or ‘of the hills’) combines the playful with the pensive. While its Bhupali-congruent core form offers a certain sparse simplicity, the raga’s true magic is found in its extensive mishra capabilities – with the tasteful use of virtually any swara being permitted, […]

 

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• Raag Bhupali Todi •

S-r-g-P-d-S A captivating audav raga said to symbolise spiritual purity, which essentially runs along the lines of ‘what if all Bhupali‘s chal swaras were set as komal rather than shuddha?’ (SRGPDS > SrgPdS). Most renditions are poorvang-dominant, drawing from the Todi-ang as well as reshaping phrases from Bhupali, Bilaskhani Todi, and other allied forms (given the […]

 

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• Raag Zeelaf •

S-G-m-P-d-S A rare audav raga fabled to have been created by 13th-century qawwali pioneer Amir Khusrau, somewhat resembling ‘Charukeshi minus Re & ni’. As per Rajan Parrikar, “this haunting pentatonic melody is composed of the following swaras: SGmPd: Jitendra Abhisheki gives a superb account with his own composition. Notice the strong ma…[and] the subtle Gm/S meend”. […]

 

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• Raag Vijayanagari •

S-R-g-M-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Malini Rajurkar (~1980s)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Tilak Bhairav •

S-rR-G-m-P-dD-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Dhruv Tara Joshi (~1960s)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: […]

 

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• Raag Shuddha Malhar •

S-R-m-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Lalith J. Rao (1994)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: […]

 

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• Raag Shobhawari •

S-R-m-P-d-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Aslam Khan (~2000s)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Shivranjani •

S-R-g-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Shivnath Mishra (2013)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Shivawanti •

S-R-g-M-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Imrat Khan (2007)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Reva •

S-r-G-P-d-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Joydeep Mukherjee (2021)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Rati Bhairav •

S-r-G-m-P-dD-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Kumar Gandharva (~1980s)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Malavi •

S-r-G-M-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar (2020)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Jaldhar Kedar •

S-R-m-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —K.G. Ginde (1985)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Jait Kalyan •

S-R-G-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Mallikarjun Mansur (1968)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Jait •

S-rR-G-P-D-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Hariprasad Chaurasia (2010)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM | […]

 

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• Raag Gunkali •

S-r-m-P-d-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Kedar Bodas (2015)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Gunakri •

S-r-m-P-d-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Vidyadhar Vyas (1997)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Deshkar •

S-R-G-P-D-S Typically summarised as the ‘other raga with Bhupali’s swaras’, Deshkar shuffles the same five tones to produce a mood suited more to the morning than evening hours. Taking a vadi-samvadi of Dha–Ga (as opposed to Bhupali’s Ga-Dha), the raga is uttarang-dominant, with a melodic focus on vakra movements in madhya and taar saptaks. Pa […]

 

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• Raag Bibhas •

S-r-G-P-d-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Shruti Sadolikar (1992)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]

 

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• Raag Bangal Bhairav •

S-r-G-m-P-d-S [summary] • Home | Megalist | Tags • —Priyanshu Ghosh (2022)— [Swaras] • Classifiers • Explore hidden inter-raga connections: swara geometries, melodic features, murchana sets, ragangas, & more (also see the Full Tag List): Swaras: -4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10+ Sapta: Audav | Shadav | Sampurna Poorvang: SRGM […]