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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Carnatic Music Raagas - Charukesi

"Charukesi" the "Eternal Enchantress" could best sum up the flavour and mood of this great melakarta Raga. 

She can  enthrall you with supreme devotional fervour,as in Saint Thyagaraja's "Adamodi Galade" and Swathi Thirunal's "Krupaya Palaya"

She can woo you with sringara rasa,("Pasyati disi disi",the Jayadeva Ashtapathi- hear BMK singing this with great,soulful, charm or "Manmatha leelaiyai" by MKT from the Tamil film "Haridas"(download from M. K. Thiyagaraja Bhagavthar - item No. 31), or again,"Vasantha mullai" by TMS from the tamil film,"Sarangadara".(download from T.M. Soundarrajan's best - item No 43)

Charukesi is the 26th Melakartha raga,falling in the "Bana" Chakra.
It's aarohana/avarohana are:
Aa: S R2 G3 M1 P D1 N2S
Av: SN2D1PM1G3R2S  


It is also known as "Tarangini" in the "Dikshitar Asampoorna Mela System",with :
Aa: S R2 G3 P D1 N2 D1 S
Av: S D1 P M1 G3 R2 S

OR

Aa: S R2 G3 P D1 N2 D1 P D1 S
Av: S D1 P G3 R2 S G3 M1 R2 G3 S  


It is one of the melakarta ragas, which was not popular in the early days of concert singing,even though,Saint Thyagaraja's."Ada modi galade" was in existence for a few centuries.It became one of the popular ragas for concert singing after the popularity of the Swathi Thirunal krithi,"Krupaya Palaya sowre" in concert platforms.

It is a raga lending itself to compositions of great lyrical beauty,and capable of holding the listener in an enthralling appeal with it's simple arrangement of swaras and great emotional impact .

It is one of the main ragas chosen by musicians in concert platforms,often with very elaborate expositions lasting from 30 to 60 minutes,including,alapana,sangathis,neravals,intricate swaraprastharas,and also RTP's.It is usually sung in the first half of the concert if it is the main raga, or in the latter half of the concert if it is of a light "bhajan" variety. 


Courtesy: T.M. Sivaraman in forumhub/maayam 

Charukesi - ArOhaNam : PoorvAnga (sa ri ga ma) is ShankarAbharanam and UttarAnga (pa da ni Sa) is tOdi.
Some more points :

Charukesi - AvarOhaNam : PoorvAnga (Sa ni da pa) is tOdi and the uttarAnga (ma ga ri sa) is ShankarAbharanam.

This rAg's 'ma' moorchanai (shruti bEdam) takes to Gowri manohari

This rAg's 'ni' moorchanai (shruti bEdam) becomes Vachaspathi.

(From: V.Annasamy)

  1. http://www.mediafire.com/?nznyjdl3gzy Aadamodi - Aruna Sairam 
  2. http://www.mediafire.com/?mmidgtmfwyj Aadamodi - Maayavaram sisters  
  3. http://www.mediafire.com/?dxi2gknjzja Aadamodi - M. L. Vasanthakumari  
  4. http://www.mediafire.com/?31zlozzgln1 Aadamodi - P. Unnikrishnan  
  5. http://www.mediafire.com/?nog4tjfjvbu Aadamodi - Aalaapanai - T.K. Rangachari  
  6. http://www.mediafire.com/?0n2dggyjm2z Aadamodi - T.K. Rangachari 
  7. http://www.mediafire.com/?1yjmujt1l4o Aadamodi - Aalaapanai - T.V. Sankarqanarayanan 
  8. http://www.mediafire.com/?rjw1wonogoj Aadamodi - Violin - T.V. Sankaranarayanan  
  9. http://www.mediafire.com/?dl9l8qnqw788q99 Aadamodi - T.V. Sankaranarayaan
  10. http://www.mediafire.com/?mgotdnh1j2o Aadamodi - Thani - T.V. Sankaranarayanan 
  11. http://www.mediafire.com/?gymjyylmiyd Aanjaneyanin - O.S. Arun 
  12. http://www.mediafire.com/?oglznnynjkq Aayiram aayiram - Bombay Jayashri 
  13. http://www.mediafire.com/?0mtnynnymzm Aayiram aayiram - M. L. Vasanthakumari 
  14. http://www.mediafire.com/?0czwantlntn Innam en manam - Charulatha Mani  
  15. http://www.mediafire.com/?jjghzn05nmm Innum en manam - Nithyashri  
  16. http://www.mediafire.com/?nyykyjdynjj Krishna krupaa - K. J. Yesudoss 
  17. http://www.mediafire.com/?21zotjdzn2n Krupayaa paalaya - G.S. Mani  
  18. http://www.mediafire.com/?diynml3qhdm Krupayaa paalaya - K. J. Yesudoss 
  19. http://www.mediafire.com/?zhhoymdomzv Krupayaa paalaya - Aalaapanai - Ranjani &Gaayathri 
  20. http://www.mediafire.com/?tn25nlmt2wz Krupayaa paalaya - Violin - Ranjani and Gaayathri 
  21. http://www.mediafire.com/?jzxjyzyuwj4 Krupayaa paalaya - Ranjani &Gaayathri 
  22. http://www.mediafire.com/?lxmnwrq5i0z Krupayaa paalaya - Thani - Ranjani &Gaayathri 
  23. http://www.mediafire.com/?gmtyn4yh4km Kuzhalosai - Nithyashree 
  24. http://www.mediafire.com/?izgqtizzzdm Pasayathi (Ashtapathi) Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna 
  25. http://www.mediafire.com/?zoyiwmjymnj Shanthi dhaayini - Sowmya  
  26. http://www.mediafire.com/?ygiq2yyn3ot Thunai neeye - Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna 
  27. http://www.mediafire.com/?ryrnzzdqtmx Velum Mayilum thunai - S.P. Ramh
Anonymous Copyright said...
#24 is from a commercially released album - please delete + remove.
May 1, 2010 7:45 PM
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Blogger hvaidya said...
Done
May 2, 2010 9:49 AM
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Blogger Arun Visweswaran said...
Sir, could you check the following : TVS Aadamodi krithi - the link downloads the Ranjani Gayathri Krupaya Palaya rendition, while the RG - Krupaya Palaya krithi downloads the Mayavaram sisters Aadamodi.
July 21, 2010 10:29 AM
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Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Arun Visweswaran Thanks for pointing out the errors. I have corrected all the three errors pointed out by you. Please let me know whether they are in order now. Sorry for the inconvenience.
July 24, 2010 9:48 AM
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Blogger Vishy said...
This is a fantastic blog. Keep up the good work sir. Vishy
November 27, 2010 10:01 AM
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Blogger Vishy said...
very good work!
November 27, 2010 10:02 AM

    7 comments:

    Copyright said...

    #24 is from a commercially released album - please delete + remove.

    hvaidya said...

    Done

    Arun Visweswaran said...

    Sir, could you check the following : TVS Aadamodi krithi - the link downloads the Ranjani Gayathri Krupaya Palaya rendition, while the RG - Krupaya Palaya krithi downloads the Mayavaram sisters Aadamodi.

    hvaidya said...

    Dear Arun Visweswaran

    Thanks for pointing out the errors.
    I have corrected all the three errors pointed out by you. Please let me know whether they are in order now.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Vishy said...

    This is a fantastic blog. Keep up the good work sir.

    Vishy

    Vishy said...

    very good work!

    Anonymous said...

    WHich one of the 2 is correct lyrics for aadamodi?

    Is it Galada or Galade?