Colours of a Raga

Raga Purvikalyani - Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part feature on this important pratimadhyama raga.

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RJ: Mangala

Raga Purvikalyani - Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part feature on this important pratimadhyama raga.

The programme looks at the different hues of the raga Purvikalyani through an array of compositions. You can hear Purvikalyani clothed in the catchy rhythm of a Tiruppugazh on the one hand and in a slow rendition with a meditative feel on the other hand. The latter has the soothing sound of the keys of the piano blending itself into the melody. With the emotions it evokes being as varied as the Adbhuta and Shanta rasas, the raga has a very distinct charm. Among the composers included are Tiruvarur Ramaswamy Pillai, Mysore Sadasiva Rao and Oothukadu Venkata Kavi. With many rare songs and unique renditions, this two-part programme takes a comprehensive look at raga Purvikalyani.

Songs in this Program