Colours of a Raga

Gaula

An ancient raga with an audava vakra-shadava scale.

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RJ: Mangala

Gaula

An ancient raga with an audava vakra-shadava scale.

Gaula carries the dignity of an ancient melody. This raga finds mention in ancient treatises like the Sangeeta Ratnakara and Sangeeta Makaranda. Today it is classified as a janya of Mayamalavagaula, though it probably predates this raga.Gaula has a special rishabha, known in music terminology as the ekashruti rishabha. The raga has the distinction of being one among the ghana ragas. ‘Dudukugala’ from the famous pancharatna kriti set of composer Tyagaraja is in this raga. This programme includes information on the raga and some well known and rare compositions.

Songs in this Program