Raga Nagswaravali

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Raga Nagswaravali

Nagswaravali, is a ragam in Carnatic music (musical scale of South Indian classical music). It is an audava ragam (or owdava, meaning pentatonic scale). It is a janya ragam (derived scale), as it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes).

Nagaswaravali ragam is also called Nagaswarali.  Nagaswaravali is the janya raga of the 28th Melakarta Raga Harikambhoji / Harikedaragowla.

Nagaswaravali's notes when shifted using Graha bhedam, yields another popular pentatonic ragam, Hamsadhwani. Graha bhedam is the step taken in keeping the relative note frequencies same, while shifting the shadjam to the next note in the ragam. For more details and illustration of this concept refer Graha bhedam on Hamsadhwani.

Scale similarities : Mohanam is a ragam which has chathusruthi rishabham in place of the shuddha madhyamam. Its aroha-avaroha structure is S R2 G3 P D2 S : S D2 P G3 R2 S

Shuddha Saveri is a ragam which has chathusruthi rishabham in place of the antara gandharam. 
Its aroha-avaroha structure is S R2 M1 P D2 S : S D2 P M1 R2 S


   Raga structure of Nagswaravali

Thaat : Khamaj 

Aarohanam : S G3 M1 P D2 S

Avarohanam : S D2 P M1 G3 S

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Nagasvaravali ragam has a few compositions in classical music.

1) Sripate nipada by Thyagaraja

2) Ga? ganpate sada by Jayachamaraja Wodeyar

3) Sri Sankara Guruvara? by Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer

4) Garuda Gamana by Patnam Subramania Iyer

5) Bhutapataye namo namaste , bandhamu seyaradu by Muthiah Bhagavatar

6) Sivachidambarame by Muthu Thandavar

7) Sangeetha Thapasya (Veendumoru Geetham-1991)



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