Thursday, October 18, 2018

1077 With due reverance to Ms. D.K. PattammAl, another set of 36 mELakartas for ubhaya madhyama rAgas


Inspiration for writing this particular Blog post is Ms. D.K. Pattammal's book 'rAga pravAha'. It is available on Internet free, at her website. Link: Click here to go to: http://www.dpattammal.com/downloads/raga_pravagam-english-full.pdf. Exactly four years back i.e. on 11th Oct. 2014, I wrote my blog post No. 368 here suggesting addition of 36 more mELakartas (mother tunes) to provide representation for tunes which use both the madhyamas i.e. western notes f and f#. In her above book rAga pravAha, Ms. PattammAl has collected and enumerated nearly 3500 Carnatic RAGAs. She has also examined some issues relating to naming of rAgAs. It is a great work. Yet, I felt that in these days of everybody having no time to undertake rigorous practice, working on 3500 tunes, remembering their names etc. a Herculian task. At least, a donkey-like person such as I, may not have the "Endurance" required for the task. While musing on these ideas, I revisited my above blog post NO. 368 Click here if you wish to have a look at post 368.. I felt that the 36 names suggested by me for the additional mELakartas 73 to 108 proposed by me, I may try to revise to make them more rememberable.

Accordingly, I have prepared another table of the 36 suddha madhyam mELakartas, their 36 f# counterparts, and the ubhayamadhyam f & f# mishr mELa kartas. I reproduce it below for the benefit of my Readers, who may be more persevering than me.

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In the following table, third column, in the names of the ubhaya madhyam tunes, meanings:--
umA= ubhaya madhyam, i.e. both suddh madhyam and prati/tivra madhyam are used; i.e. f & f# are used. Middle names like indu, netra, agni, veda , bANa, krita (ritu) suggest their 6 tune group names called "cakrams' or 'cycles'. The cakras contain the 6 group rAgas which basically have the same pUrvAnga, i.e. the first four notes sa, ri, ga, ma or c, c#-d-d#, c#-d-d#, e, f are common. Hence, having the chakra name as part of a rAga name gives an indication of the first four notes of the rAga.

Suddha madhyam rag (Western Note: f)prati (tIvra )madhyam rag (Western Note: f#)ubhaya madhyam tune name added by ybrao-a-donkey with additional new mother tune No.
1. Kanakangi c c# d f g g#a c' Salagam c c#d f# g g#a c' 37 uma indu tilakam c c# d ff# gg# ac' 73.
2. Ratnangi c c# d f g g#a# c' Jalarnavam c c#d f# g g#a# c' 38 uma indu Kesi cc# dff# g g#a# c' 74
3. Ganamurti c c# d f g g#b c' Jhalavarali c c#d f# g g#b c' 39 uma indu varALi cc# dff# g g#b c' 75
4. Vanaspati c c# d f g aa# c' Navaneetham c c#d f# g aa# c' 40 uma indu bhushani cc# dff# g aa# c' 76
5. Manavati c c# d f gabc' Pavani c c#d f# gabc' 41 uma indu pavani cc# dff# gabc' 77
6. tAnarUpi c c# d f g a#b c' Raghupriya c c#d f# g a#b c' 42 uma indu rUpi cc# dff# g a#b c' 78
7. Senapati c c#d# f g g#a c' Gavambodhi c c#d# f# g g#a c' 43 uma netra tilakam c c#d# ff# g g#a c' 79
8. Hanumatodi c c#d# f g g#a# c' Bhavapriya c c#d# f# g g#a# c' 44 uma netra Kesi c c#d# ff# g g#a# c' 80
9. Dhenuka c c#d# f g g#b c' Subhapantuvarali c c#d# f# g g#b c'45 uma netra varALi c c#d# ff# g g#b c' 81
10. Natakapriya c c#d# f g aa# c' Shadvidhamargini c c#d# f# g aa# c' 46 uma nEtra bhUshaNi c c#d# ff# g aa# c' 82
11. Kokilapriya c c#d# f gabc' Swarnangi c c#d# f# gabc' 47 umA netra pAvani c c#d# ff# gabc' 83
12. Rupavati c c#d# f g a#b c' Divyamani c c#d# f# g a#b c' 48 umA netra rUpi c c#d# ff# g a#b c' 84
13. Gayakapriya c c#e f g g#a c' Dhavalambari c c#e f# g g#a c' 49 umA agni tilakam c c#e ff# g g#a c' 85
14. Vakulabharnam c c#e f g g#a# c' NamanArAyaNi c c#e f# g g#a# c' 50 uma agni Kesi c c#e ff# g g#a# c' 86
15. Mayamalavagaula c c#e f g g#b c' Kamavardhini (pantu varALi) c c#e f# g g#b c' 51 umA agni varAli c c#e ff# g g#b c' 87
16. Chakravakam c c#e f g aa# c' Ramapriya c c#e f# g aa# c' 52 umA agni bhUshaNi c c#e ff# g aa# c' 88
17. Suryakantam c c#e f gabc' Gamanasrama c c#e f# gabc' 53 umA agni pAvani c c#e ff# gabc' 89
18. Hatakambari c c#e f g a#b c' Vishvambhari c c#e f# g a#b c' 54 umA agni rUpi c c#e ff# g a#b c' 90
19. Jhankaradhvani c dd# f g g#a c' Syamalangi c dd# f# g g#a c' 55 umA vEda tilakam c dd# ff# g g#a c' 91
20. Natabhairavi c dd# f g g#a# c' Shanmukhapriya c dd# f# g g#a# c' 56 umA vEda Kesi c dd# ff# g g#a# c' 92
21. Kiravani c dd# f g g#b c' Simhendra madhyamam c dd# f# g g#b c' 57 umA vEda varALi c dd# ff# g g#b c' 93
22. Kharaharapriya c dd# f g aa# c' Hemavati c dd# f# g aa# c' 58 umA vEda bhUshaNi c dd# ff# g aa# c' 94
23. Gaurimanohari c dd# f gabc' Dharmavati c dd# f# gabc' 59 umA vEda pAvani c dd# ff# gabc' 95
24. Varunapriya c dd# f g a#b c' Nitimati c dd# f# g a#b c' 60 umA vEda rUpi c dd# ff# g a#b c' 96
25. Mararanjani c de f g g#a c' Kantamani c de f# g g#a c' 61 umA bANa tilakam c de ff# 97
26. Charukesi c de f g g#a# c' Rishabhapriya c de f# g g#a# c' 62 umA bANa Kesi c de ff# g g#a# c' 98
27. Sarasangi c de f g g#b c' Latangi c de f# g g#b c' 63 umA bANa varALi c de ff# g g#b c' 99
28. Harikambhoji c de f g aa# c' Vachaspati c de f# g aa# c' 64 umA bANa bhUshaNi c de ff# 100
29. Dheerasankarabharanam- c de f gabc' Mechakalyani c de f# gabc' 65 umA bANa pAvani c de ff# gabc' 101
30. Naganandini c de f g a#b c' Chitrambari c de f# g a#b c' 66 umA bANa rUpi c de ff# 102
31. Yagapriya c d#e f g g#a c' Sucharitra c d#e f# g g#a c' 67 umA kritatilakam c d#e ff# g g#a c' 103
32. Ragavardhini c d#e f g g#a# c' jyoti svarupini c d#e f# g g#a# c' 68 umA kritakEsi c d#e ff# g g#a# c'
33. Gangeyabhushini c d#e f g g#b c' Dhatuvardhani c d#e f# g g#b c' 69 umA kritavarALi c d#e ff# g g#b c' 105
34. Vagadhishvari c d#e f g aa# c' Nasikabhushani c d#e f# g aa# c' 70umA kritabhUshaNi c d#e ff# g aa# c' 106
35. Sulini c d#e f gabc' Kosalam c d#e f# gabc' 71 umA kritapAvani c d#e ff# gabc' 107
36. Chalanata c d#e f g a#b c' Rasikapriya c d#e f# g a#b c' 72 umA kritarUpi c d#e ff# g a#b c' 108


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