Articles – Ravi Rajagopalan

The Alluring Bhogachayanata

Introduction: The raga name is just Chayanata as has been dealt with from yore, with the prefix “bhoga” being a ...
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Kapi – A Raga of Myriad Hues

INTRODUCTION: Kapi or Karnataka Kapi is an old raga. Sahaji's Raga Lakshanamu, Tulaja's Saramrutha,the Anubandha to the Caturdandi Prakashika and ...
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‘tyAgarAjEna samrakshitOhaM’ in Salagabhairavi – A Critical Appreciation

Prologue: prAthasmArami girijAnkitha vAmabhAgham bakthAnusaktha hrudayam hrutha-daksa yAgam | vAthAshanArchita padAmbuja mUrdhnibhAgam vandhArupOshamanisham sahajAnurAgam || (Meaning: I, SahajA offer my ...
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Tyagaraja Aradhana 1985- Courtesy ' The Hindu'

Sukhi Evvaro – Kanada – An Evergreen Classic

By Ravi Rajagopalan Introduction: The composition and the raga need no introduction to a listener of our Karnataka Sangeetam. This ...
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Tyagaraja Mahadvajaroha – The Magnum Opus in Sriraga

चतुर्णां पुरुषार्थानां त्यागं अस्मात् कर्तोत्यतः | त्यागराजम् इति ख्यातं सोमास्कन्दम् उपास्महे || caturṇāṃ puruṣārthānāṃ tyāgaṃ asmāt kartotyataḥ | tyāgarājam iti ...
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