A Melakarta raga has seven distinct notes in its Arohanam, ascending in pitch, ( kramasampurna) and has the same notes in the Avarohanam, as its descent. 72 MELAKARTA RAGAS PDF – A Melakarta raga has seven distinct notes in its Arohanam, ascending in pitch, (kramasampurna) and has the. Start studying 72 melakarta ragas. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

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The left side of the panel includes an image of the western scale equivalent of the particular raga. Chitrambari the 66th Melakarta.

The 72 Melakarta ragas with the notes they take and the chakras they fall in are given below with links adapted from Wikipedia. Shanmukhapriya the 56th Melakarta. The Mukund melakarta raga chart is presented below and the explanations are given to emphasize the utility of the chart.

Govindhacharya is credited with the standardization of rules and known for giving different names for standard ragas that have a different structure but the same swaras as those proposed by Venkatamakhi. Hatakambari the 18th Melakarta.

Dharmavati the 59th Melakarta. Varunapriya the 24th Melakarta. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. It shows a complete sequence of swaras called sampoorna pattern. Vanaspati the 4th Melakarta. Raghupriya the 42nd Melakarta. For currently formally accepted Melakarta system, see Melakarta. melakart


To repeat again, the melakarta ragas 1 through 36 take shudda madhyama M1 and the melakarta ragas 37 through melaoarta have prati madhyama Melaakrta. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Each chakra group consists of 6 ragams. Kharaharapriya the 22nd Melakarta. Learn the 72 Melakarta Ragas scales of South Indian Carnatic music with audio and visual representations.

Shankarabharanam the 29th Melakarta, also known as Dheerashankarabharanam. This was done by placing successively swaras of higher frequency from one melakarta to the next. Sarasangi the 27th Melakarta.

Ragaa: 72 Melakartha Raagas

Senavati the 7th Melakarta. One such set of six ragas is called Chakra. Shubhapantuvarali the 45th Melakarta. First locate the square in which the swaras are marked. Bhavapriya the 44th Melakarta. Varunapriya the 24th Melakarta.

Asampurna Melakarta

In the Asampurna Melakarta system, there is no set rule for the ragas in contrast to the currently used system of Melakarta ragas. Reversing them we get We saw in the beginning of the Raga-a-Week feature, that there are twelve distinct notes in the scale and allowing for more than one value for some of them we get the sixteen swara scale.


Carnatic Ragas Carnatic music terminology. See Katapayadi sankhya for more details and examples. Shadvidamargini the 46th Melakarta. Ragas form the basis of melodic music of India and some of the rabas form the parent or melakarta ragas.

The chart is separated into a hierarchical tree model with representations for each swara family. Venkatamakhi, a gifted musicologist of the century is credited to have put all the sampoorna ragas, which are the main 72 parent ragas in a logical order.

See swaras in Carnatic music for explanation of the notations like R1, G2, N2, etc. English – Janya ragam raggas derived ragam scales.

The digits corresponding to the raga two syllables of the name of a raga, when reversed, give the index of the raga. Jyotiswaroopini the 68th Melakarta. For Asampurna melakarta scheme and details, see Melakarta asampurna scheme. R1 and Melaakrta 4 th and 10 th chakra: This important work “Chaturdandi Prakashika” was published in AD.

Dhatuvardani the 69th Melakarta.