#12 – Hamsanadam – Call of a Swan

Hamsanada literally means “Call of Swan”.Hamsanadam is a pleasing,soft minor raga with an exotic melody and striking identity.  Hamsanadam a pratimadhyma raga, is also a vvadi raga in which both  Shatsruti Dha and Kakali Ni occurs. It sets a romantic and joyous mood. Dr.S. Bhagyalakshmy has described Hamsanadam in her book on Raga Lakshanas as a shadava vakra shadava janya raga derived from the 60th mela Neetimati with the following scale. It is one of those janya ragams that is more popular than its parent. Its a sublime and pleasant evening raga.

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