Colours of a Raga

Sama

A raga associated with the shanta rasa or a peaceful emotion.

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RJ: Mangala

Sama

A raga associated with the shanta rasa or a peaceful emotion.

Tyagaraja’s choice of raga as Sama, for his composition ‘Shantamulekha Saukhyamuledu’ says much about the capability of the raga to evoke this mood. The raga has an asymmetric scale with 5 and 6 notes for the arohana and avarohana respectively. With a fairly straightforward expression and clearly defined gamakas, it is quite a favourite among musicians. This programme features information about the raga and carries many popular songs, including the very popular ‘Maanasa Sancharare’. It also includes a varnam that is a recent addition to the repertoire of compositions in the raga.

Songs in this Program