Thursday, July 21, 2011
Madhuranjani & Some Raaja songs !
A radio program recently showcased the hindustani raga madhuranjani. It is closer to raag patdheep.
Patdheep is hindustani counterpart of carnatic's Gowrimanohari, it goes like | N3 S G2 M1 P N3 P S | S N3 D2 P M1 G2 R2 S 'N3 S . So how is maduranjani different from patdheep?
Maduranjani lacks dhaivatham (dha2) totally and allows rishabham (ri2) is both arohanam and avarohanam. So the scale is S R2 G2 M1 P N3 S | S N3 P M1 G2 R2 S
The host of the program went on to say that mega chaaye aadhi raat from film sharmili is in this raaga madhuranjani link . I think that is right, as this skips dhaivatham mostly and only fleeting reference in the charanams. Patdheep has a well marked Dha2 in the avarohanam.
Ok, going back to madhuranjani, the below Raaja songs all use this scale madhuranjani, which is gowrimanohari without the dhaivatham....
Sumam Prathi Sumam Sumam - Maharishi (Telugu)
Vaaraayo Unakke Saran Naangale - Athma
Kaamakshi Karuna Vilasini - Ilaiyaraajavin Geethanjali
Raja Magal Rojal Magal - Pillai Nila
Ennadhaan Sugamo Nenjile - Maapillai
Ilaiya Nilave Ilaiya Nilave - Ponnu Veetukkaran
Nilavin Amudhu Ozhuga - Ilaiyavan