About Raga Madhuvanti

Raga Madhuvanti

Madhuvanti is a raga used in Indian classical music. It is a Hindustani music raga, which is reported to have been borrowed into Carnatic music and is structurally similar to Multani.

This Raga is based on Todi Thaat (Mode). It is a romantic raga based on the foundation, eternity and colors of love. Madhu literally means honey. It is a very sweet raga with a very simple philosophy of love and romance.

Raga Madhuvanti is a fairly recent melody. Earlier it was known as Raga Ambika. It is a sweet melodic combination with fair degree of freedom for development into an impressive mellifluous mood with wide public appeal. This is a playful Raga full of romantic, loving sentiments.

The nearest Raga is Raga Multani. Using Rishabh and Dhaivat Shuddha in Raga Multani, Raga Madhuvanti appears. While rendering Rishabh in Avroh, Shadj (Sa) is used as a Kan swar, particularly in Alaps like: M g SR S. 

Madhuvanti is a popular raga. This raga has been used to compose many tukadas (short compositions sung towards end of Carnatic music concert). It has also been used in Indian movie songs and music as it lends itself to lilting melodies.


   Raga structure of Madhuvanti

Thaat : Todi

Jati : Audhav - Sampurna

Vadi : P

Samvadi : S

Aroh : N S g M P N S' 

Avroh : S' N D P M g M g R S ,N S;

Vishranti Sthan : S; g; P; N; - S'; N; P; R;

Mukhya Ang : N S M g M P; M g S R S;

Swaras : Rishabh and Dhaivat Varjya in Aaroh, Gandhar Komal, Madhyam Teevra. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.

Synonym : Ambika

Equivalent raga : Dharmavati

Similar raga :Multani, Bhimpalasi, Patdip

Time : Fourth prahar of the Day (3PM to 6 PM)

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   Songs based on Raga Madhuvanti

Film Songs in Raga Madhuvanti 

Hindi Songs :

1) Ajahun Na Aye Balma (Film - Sanjh Aur Savera, Year - 1964)

2) Ko Birahini Ko Dukh Jane  Chala Vahi Desh(Non-Film) 

3) Rasm-e-Ulfat Ko Nibhaen To Nibhaen Kaise (Film - Dil Ki Rahen, Year - 1973)

Tamil Songs

1) Kaadhal Kaadhal Endru Pesa

2) Ammaanai

3) Mella Pesungal Pirar

4) Oomai Pennai Pesa Sonnal

5) Kaalai Maalai

6) Nandhaa En Nila

7) Ilam Solai Poothadhal

8) Konji Konji

9) Natarajan Kudi Konda

10) Vaazhvae Maayama

11) Otagatho Kattiko

12) Un Samayalarayil



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