Colours of a Raga

Rasikapriya

The 72nd and last melakarta, and a double vivadi raga

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Rasikapriya

The 72nd and last melakarta, and a double vivadi raga

Rasikapriya is a prati madhyama raga and the last among the 72 melakartas, which are the parent scales of Carnatic music. Rasikapriya is also among the vivadi ragas of Carnatic music. These type of ragas can sound slightly disharmonic on the one hand but also have an uncommon beauty due to their distinct personality. Rasikapriya also has five tivra swaras or sharp variants of the notes. Being the last in the melakarta classification, all its swaras take their highest value. This programme includes information about the raga, including its constituent notes, and also songs in the raga.

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