Colours of a Raga

Ranjani

An impactful and absorbing raga.

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RJ: Mangala

Ranjani

An impactful and absorbing raga.

It is a janya or derivative of the 59th melakarta Dharmavati. It uses totally six notes but a different set of five notes for the ascending and descending scale, making it asymmetric. The movement of notes in such a raga lends a different character and enhances the beauty of the raga. This raga lends itself well to different types of compositions. Ranjani is usually identified with the Tyagaraja kriti ‘Durmargacharadamulanu'. The programme includes this and a few other kritis along with a varnam and tillana. All this, along with information on different facets of the raga.

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