Colours of a Raga

Bhairavi

One of the most important and ancient ragas in Carnatic music.

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RJ: Mangala

Bhairavi

One of the most important and ancient ragas in Carnatic music.

Bhairavi is a raga with a rich feel and with a deeply classical flavour. This janya of the 20th melakarta Natabhairavi is one raga whose popularity outshines its melakarta raga. The anya swara, Chatushruti Dhaivata, contributes to the beauty of Bhairavi in no mean measure, and makes it a Bhashanga raga. Bhairavi is also an ancient raga, and there are dozens of well known compositions in the raga. Classics include the ata tala varnam, Viriboni, and Syama Sastri's magnum opus, the swarajati Kamakshi Amba. These, and other popular and relatively unknown compositions are part of this programme on Raga Bhairavi.

Songs in this Program