Raga Saraswati

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Raga Saraswati 

Saraswati is a Carnatic raga which has been used in compositions by Saint Tyagaraja, Swati Tirunal, Muttaiah Bhagavatar and many others. Muttuswami Dikshitar has composed numerous songs on Goddess Saraswati and her various forms including Sharavati, Kalavati, Bharati, Girvani and Vagdevi.

This is a very sweet melody and has been imported from Carnatic Music. In this Raga Pancham-Rishabh Sangati is Raga Vachak. Madhyam Teevra is the vital note of this Raga. Komal Nishad is used as: R M P D S' n D ; M P n D ; R M P S' n D ; P M D P (M)R ,n ,D S. The following combinations clearly bring out the Raga mood.

Some musicians use Komal Nishad in Aaroh making the Jati of this Raga Shadhav-Shadhav.


   Raga structure of Saraswati

Thaat : Kalyan some consider in the Khamj Thaat.

Jati : Audhav - Shadhav

Vadi : P

Samvadi : R

Arohanam : S R2 M2 P D2 S

Avarohanam : S N2 D2 P M2 R2 S

Vishranti Sthan : R; P; S'; - D; P; R;

Swaras : Gandhar, Nishad Varjya in Aaroh, Gandhar Varjya in Avroh. Madhyam Teevra, Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

Time : second prahar of the night (9PM to 12 AM)

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   Songs based on Raga Saraswati

Songs in Raga Saraswati 

1) Rimzim jharati shravandhara ( Marathi)

2) Vikal man aaj zurat ( Marathi Natyageet)

3) Sajan bina kaise kategi rat

4) Yaanai Mugane Karunakarane (Tamil movie song)

Malyalam songs in Raga Saraswati 

1) Aadiyushassil
2) Keranirakalaadum
3) Yaamangal
4)Rajanee Kadambam Pookkum
5) Brahmanandini
6) Saraswatheeyaamam Kazhinju

These bandishes are composed by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang' and sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.

1) Bada Khyal: Jage Mere Bhag Piya

2) Bada Khyal - Sadra: More Ghar Aaye Baalam Rasiya

3) Chota Khyal: Balma Jane Na Man Ki Bitha

4) Chota Khyal: Devi Sharda Sangeet Kala

5) Chota Khyal: Maa Saraswati Sharda Devi

6) Chota Khyal: Batiyan Banao Na Jhoothi



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