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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


1 comment:

  1. Also, "Ee Kshanam oke oka korika" in "Ela Cheppanu" Telugu movie. "Kannanule" from Bombay (Bits of it).

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