"KALYANI"- THE QUEEN OF RAGAS

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"KALYANI"- THE QUEEN OF RAGAS


A raga in Carnatic music prescribes a set of rules 
for building a melody. 


T.V.Sirisha,
Musician,
Hyderabad.
 +91 96184 94909
         "Kalyani" means auspicious,Mangalam.The famous five grand ragas of our music  Sankarabharanam, Thodi,Kalyani,Kambhoji and Bhairavi.The Kalyani raga showering motherly touch, the most graceful raga and the name of the supreme goddess.In Hindustani,known by the name "Yaman".This raga is an all-time raga but sounds very bright and pleasant because of the presence of tivra swaras,it is very useful.
        Kalyani is an evening raga and it is said to be mood setting.It renders a very pleasing and ecapsulates emotions or rasas like Shringara,Bhakthi,Vatsalya.It gives energy,removes tension and acts as general tonic.Recited with faith and devotion,it is believed to clinch marriage alliances.Many authentic reports exists about the raga's power to destroy fear in many forms like fear of poverty,of love,of power,of ill -health,of death and so on.
        Kalyani is a major raga and capable of being used in practically any type of composition from common gitam to beginners.Dr.Bala Murali Krishna's favourite raga also.

Aarohana(Ascending):
     S R2 G3 M2 P D2 N3 S'
Avarohana(Descending)
     S'N3 D2 P M2 G3 R2 S

         Tyagaraya Kruthi in Kalyani raga was "Nidhi chala sukhama"stands as a master piece.
Annamayya keerthana was "Alamelu manga ne abhinava rupam".

Get soaked with the motherly love of "Kalyani raga".

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