Kedāragowla

  • It is a janya rāgam derived from the 28th melakarta Harikambhoji.
  • It is a Murchchanakaraka Janya rāga.
  • It is a combination of the pentatonic scale Madhyamavati and the sampurna rāga scale Harikambhoji.
  • Moorchana:
    • ārohaṇa: S R₂ M₁ P N₂ Ṡ
    • avarohaṇa: Ṡ N₂ D₂ P M₁ G₃ R₂ S
  • Swarasthanas:
    • The notes used in this scale are shadjam, chathusruthi rishabham, antara gandharam, shuddha madhyamam, panchamam, chatusruti dhaivatam and kaisiki nishadham
  • It is an audava-sampurna rāgam.
  • Varja raga. The notes g, d are absent in the ārohana.
  • Its ma and pa taken as shadja respectively result in rāgas ārabhi and Abheri.
  • Upanga rāga.
  • Gamaka varika rakti rāga.
  • The rāga’s identity is revealed when rishabha of tāra sthayi is sung as a prolonged and stressed note.
  • Rāga chhaya swaras: r, n
  • Kampita swaras: r, n
  • Nyasa Swaras: r, p
  • D, g are not Nyasa Swaras
  • Ga is not Kampita swara
  • Amsa Swara: pa
  • Compostions in this rāga commence on: s r m p
  • Visesha Sanchara: G m g R g r
  • Tristhayi rāga
  • Night time is very appropriate for this rāga; being an auspicious rāga. It can however be sung at all times.
  • A well known rāga and a widely distributed rāga
  • Useful for singing slokas, padyās and viruttams.
  • Useful for singing themes related to varnana or description.
  • Used in Purāna Patanams, Operas and Dance dramas.
  • A major rāga giving scope for elaborate alāpana.
  • This rāga can be used to evoke Karuna rasa and Bhakti rasa.
  • Desh raag of Hindusthani music is like Kedaragowla but takes Kakali ni in the phrases; p n Ṡ and p n ṡ ṙ.
  • In the asampoorna mela paddhati, the 28th mela is called HariKedaragowla.
  • Sanchāram:
    • s r m p n Ṡ ṡ – m p n ṡ Ṙ Ṙ – Ṙ ṁ ġ Ṙ – ṙ ṁ Ṗ ṁ ġ Ṙ ṙ ṙ ṁ ġ ṙ ṙ ġ ṙ Ṡ  – Ñ, ṡ ṙ Ṡ  – n ṡ ṙ ṡ n d P – m p n ṡ ṙ Ṡ n d p – m p n d P m g R  – r m P, m g R – r̃ r̃ m g r r g r S – Ñ, s̃ r s – ṇ s r s ṇ ḍ P̣ – ṃ p̣ ṇ ṇ S ||
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