Colours of a Raga

Hamsadhwani

A creation of composer Ramaswami Dikshitar and one of the most popular ragas.

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RJ: Mangala

Hamsadhwani

A creation of composer Ramaswami Dikshitar and one of the most popular ragas.

Hamsadhwani, which is one of the important pentatonic scales in Carnatic music, has a brightness that few ragas can match. Created by an 18th century composer, Ramaswami Dikshitar, this raga has come to be associated with Lord Ganesha, with a number of compositions on this deity. For most people, the composition ‘Vatapi Ganapatim Bhajeham’ provides an instant recall of the melody of the raga. This programme features a few compositions in Raga Hamsadhwani, a short capsule involving a pallavi, and information about the raga.

Songs in this Program