Colours of a Raga

Ritigaula

A rakti raga and an ubhaya vakra janya of the 22nd melakarta, Kharaharapriya.

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RJ: Mangala

Ritigaula

A rakti raga and an ubhaya vakra janya of the 22nd melakarta, Kharaharapriya.

Ritigaula is one among the seven ragas which end with the word ‘Gaula’. This raga has a great appeal, and to bring out this appeal and handle its swaras correctly requires some merit. Ritigaula is a janya of the 22nd melakarta, Kharaharapriya. Earlier versions of the raga have the usage of shuddha dhaivata, which is not part of the raga today. A raga called Nari Ritigaula, which has the shuddha dhaivata, assumed melakarta status in Venkatamakhi’s scheme as a predecessor of Natabhariravi. The structure of Ritigaula can provide great relish to the intellect. At the same time, its appealing quality and ability to put one in a contemplative mood can provide relish to the soul, too. This programme includes renditions of Ritigaula, along with information about the specific attributes of swaras and usages of the raga.

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