Colours of a Raga

Shanmukhapriya

The 56th Mela, and an important Pratimadhyama raga.

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Shanmukhapriya

The 56th Mela, and an important Pratimadhyama raga.

Raga Shanmukhapriya has a special beauty, and has a poignant quality to it. A popular raga and one among the well known Prati Madhyama ragas, it is the 56th Melakarta raga. With the full range of all seven notes as in every Melakarta raga, and with its catchy melodic scale, it is a favourite in concerts and has a special place in film music too. Ragam Tanam Pallavis and kritis in the raga are common, with the GNB school in particular having treated it elaborately. This programme includes some uncommon pieces like a pada varnam and a tillana.

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