Mohana

28th Melakarta, Hari Kambhoji janyam

Arohana: s r g p d S

Avarohana: S  d p g r s

Swarasthanas:  Besides Shadja and Panchama, the notes taken are Chatusruthi Rishabham, Antara Gandharam and Chatusruthi Daivatam

Audava raga

Varja raga: The notes m & n are deleted.

Symmetrical raga

Upanga raga

Tristhayi raga

Raga Chaya swaras: r, g, d

Amsa swaras: g & p

Jiva Swaras: r, g, d

Nyasa and Graha Swaras: g, p

Salient Features:

  • Janta Swara prayogas: like gg, pp, dd, SS are prominent
  • Dhatu Swara prayogas: Like dGRSdp, dRSdp, gdpgr and rpgr are prominent
  • Sarva Swara Gamaka varika Rakti raga
  • Sarva Swara Murchana Karaka Janya raga. It’s
    1. r as Shadja gives Madhyamavati
    2. g as Shadja gives Hindolam
    3. p as Shadja gives Suddha Saveri
    4. d as Shadja gives Udaya Ravi Chandrika
  • One of the major ragas, and gives scope for elaborate alapana
  • Can be sung at all times, but still, night time is best suited for this raga
  • Slokas, Padyas and Viruttams can be sung in this raga
  • An auspicious raga, mangalams have been composed in this raga
  • Compositions start in: s, g, d
  • Hindusthani Equivalent: Raag Bhoopali
  • The oldest raga known to man.
  • Its earlier name was ‘Regupti’.

Sancharam:

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 Some Prominent Compositions:

Gita                       Varaveena                          Rupaka                                –

Varnam                Ninukori                              Adi                   Ramnathapuram Srinivas Iyengar

Kriti                       Rama ninne nammina     Adi                                       Tyagaraja Swamy

Kriti                       Nannu Palimpa                 Adi                                       Tyagaraja Swamy

Kriti                       Mohana Rama                  Adi                                       Tyagaraja Swamy

Kriti                       Evarura                               Chapu                                  Tyagaraja Swamy

Kriti                       Gopika Manoharam         Adi                                       Muthuswamy Dikshitar

Kriti                       Rara Rajeeva lochana     Adi                                       Vasudevacharya