Sujana VAdlamani-Veena Instumental
01-Vathapi – Jalatharangam-Anayampatti S Dhandapani – S Ganasan-
02-Vathapi – Saxophone-Kadri Gopalnath-Vathapi Tharangam
03-Vathapi – Mandolin-U Srinivas-Vathapi Tharangam
A janya raaga of Kharaharapriya, Ritigowla also called NARIRITIGOWLA, is a vakra, rakthi raaga, a raaga that is considered very classical and meritorious in the Carnatic music field. It is very easy to identify this raaga due to the typical beautiful sanchaaras present in the compositions. This is one raaga which deserves the compliment “manam mayakkum Ritigowlai”. The melody of this raaga is magical and will surely mesmerize the listener with its charm. The raaga assumes a pleading quality, and evokes a combination of karuna and bhakthi rasas. Ritigowla – an all time raaga is an ideal choice to sing in vilamba kala in the middle of a concert, to bring the listeners into a contemplative and calm frame of mind. This is also a Bhashanga Raagam, where the note Suddha Dha appears in some sancharas. Ritigowla belongs to the Dvitiya Ghana Panchaka (second series of Ghana raagas) group.
Varnams are scholarly compositions belonging to Abhyasa-Ganam Cat-
egory. They are like the pillars amongst Abhyasa Ganas.
In learning music, Varnams are the foundations of Ragams and Gamakams.
Students should learn Varnams very carefully and thoroughly because
they learn about gamakas from here only. If a student fails to properly
understand and master gamakas, which are the essense of Ragas, it’ll
set a very wrong foundation that’ll affect the student’s entire progress