Colours of a Raga

Saveri

An ancient raga with a distinct character, it has both a classical and devotional flavour

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RJ: Mangala

Saveri

An ancient raga with a distinct character, it has both a classical and devotional flavour

This programme features an ancient raga and one among the heavy ragas of Carnatic music, Saveri. The Saveri Ri is a term that is part of swara terminology in Carnatic music. This denotes a particular way of singing Ri, with a characteristic gamaka that is unique to Saveri. Seldom are swaras uttered in this manner with the raga name as a prefix. If anything, this tells us about the unique personality of the raga. With a very classical flavour and with its predominant mood being the Karuna rasa or compassion, Saveri has a special appeal. It also has great scope for elaboration, and is therefore often chosen in concerts. Dfferent types of compositions have been included on this episode of Colours of a Raga to bring out the flavours of Saveri.

Songs in this Program