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Home Music Center Ragamala Index of Ragas

Raga Name: Kausikdhwani

That Name: Khammaja

Aroha: S R G m D N Sí

Avaroha: Sí N D m G R S

Jati: Sadava Ė Sadava

Vadi: m

Samvadi: S

Swarupa: S m G m (N) D N Sí

Prahar: 7th Prahar (9 PM to 12 AM)

 

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Raga Information:

This rarely heard raga, also known as Bhookosh or Bhinna Sadja, is a sweet raga often used by Carantic performers the most. There are many theories on the origin of this raga. Kausikdhwani is the Carnatic name of the raga, so it may have emanated from the South Indian musical system. Another theory suggests that it came from Raga Pancama. The hidden truth about this raga, which is one of the many reasons why itís beautiful, is that it hides few ragas in here. When doing melodic fills, known as tans, some will be reminded of the joys of Bhairavi, the hurt in Jogiya/Gunakri, the pining feel or Yaman Kalyan, or separation through Sivaranjani. For the additional feel, artists will use a chromatic approach by using komal and shuddha dha simultaneously.

 

UPDATED: September 1, 2015

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