CLAY BALLS

CLAY BALLS

 A man was exploring caves by the Seashore. In one of the caves he found a
 canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had
 rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look
  like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave
   with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls
            one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.

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Brindavana Saranga – A Most Pleasing and Emotional Raga

Brindavana Saranga – A Most Pleasing and Emotional Raga

BrindAvana sArangA , is a desya raga derived from the 22nd mela Kharaharapriya. A minor raga, capable of giving a tranquilizing effect it has the following  arohanam/ avarohanam

arOhaNam: S R2 M1 P N3 S
avarOhaNam: S N2 P M1 R2 G2 R2 S

Ri, Ma and Ni figure both as jiva svara and nyasa svara. Ga is only used sparingly in this rAgam and some books differentiate between brindAvana sArangA and brindAvanI based on the usage of Ga. There is also lot of confusion between the two rAgams based on the usage of Ni. For example, T.M.Krishna in a lecture  demonstration  says Brindavanasaranaga has only Kaishiki nishada and NO kakali . Brindavani as we understand it TODAY has both nishada. there was a time when brindavasarana and brindavani referred to the same raga which had only kaishiki nishada and no kakali nishada.

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Sri. Kudamaloor Janardhanan – Pranamam

Sri. Kudamaloor Janardhanan – Pranamam

Here is another Musical Magic by Sri. Kudamaloor Janardhanan

Track List

01-Homage to Ustad Bismillah Khan by Kudamaloor
02-Three famous compositions of Shivaranjini,Bihag and Malkauns garlanded by Kudamaloor into Ragamalika

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HameerKalyani – A cool breeze from N.India

HameerKalyani – A cool breeze from N.India

Imagine yourself standing on top of a hillstation. You feel the cool breeze brushing you and moving softly. This is the feel you get when you listen to HameerKalyani which is the next featured raaga. 

Hameerkalyani a janya raga of Mechakalyani (65th mela raga) has the following Arohana and Avarohana

Arohana:S P M2 P D2 N3 S/  S R2 S P M2 N3 D2 S N3 S/ S R2 G3 M2 P D2 N3 P D2 P S

Avarohana:S N3 D2 P M2 M1 G3 P M1 R2 S /S N3 D2 P M2 G3 M1 G3 R2 S/S N3 D2 P M2 G M1 R2 S

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