Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Learning About Indian Music : Raga Charukesi

The next raga we will see is one of my very favourite, chArukEsi and thankfully for me it has the same name in both Carnatic and Hindustani ;-) . It is also a sampoorna raga without vakra swaras. So, first what is a sampoorna raga? And what are vakra swaras?

Sampoorna Ragas

sampoorna in sanskrit means complete. A sampoorna raga is one where all the seven swaras are present. We had seen in a previous post that of the 12 notes available, for a raga, there must be atleast 5 swaras (and I forgot to mention that time that there should be atleast one of the fourth or fifth note, ie (Ma, Pa)).

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