amrta behAg

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SrinathK
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#1 amrta behAg

Post by SrinathK » 12 Jan 2019, 10:50

Long back I remember making a post mentioning amrta behAg. This raga is a creation of GNB. The story goes that amrta behAg came out of some really vakra phrases that TNR attempted in kalyANi which inspired GNB to turn work on the idea of trying out some twisty phrases and coming up with a full fledged rAga that was totally distinct from kalyANi.

So here's the scale - a twisted arohana and a P-less and R-less avarohana. How much more twisted can it get?

65 mEca kalyaaNi janya
Aa: S M2 G3 P N3 S
Av: S N3 D2 M2 G3 S

Apart from this, there is a S N D N D / S N D S N D phrase in it.

Only his own composition to my knowledge exists in this rAgA - kamalacharaNe. He even composed an attractive chittaswaram for it.

And who better to sing it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkwhjkx_bI
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#2 Re: amrta behAg

Post by Lakshman » 13 Jan 2019, 00:05

Here are the songs in this rAgA:

Baro baro andada cheluva-K/Chapu-Bangalore S.Mukund
Ganamruta vihanga vihara-Bangalore S.Mukund
Kamala charane kanakarune karunamrita rasa-Adi-G.N.Balasubramaniam
Shiva duti nitya veda vidya shivanaradhita-Adi-Kollegal R.Subramaniam
Vara shri kausalya-Adi-Bangalore S.Mukund
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