Colours of a Raga

Hindolam

A look at the popular pentatonic raga, along with a few compositions in it.

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Hindolam

A look at the popular pentatonic raga, along with a few compositions in it.

Hindolam is one of the more popular pentatonic ragas in Carnatic music. The Hindustani equivalent of the raga is Malkauns. One of the compositions that shows the distinct influence of Hindustani music is Muthuswami Dikshitar's Neerajakshi Kamakshi. Hindolam is a raga that can provide both a classical feel, as in the established kritis such as Neerajakshi, Saamaja Vara Gamana and Maamavatu Sri Saraswati, and also devotional touch in bhajans and semi-classical pieces.

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