Introducing the #30DayMarghazhiRagaChallenge
The pervasiveness of social media is undeniable, and along with this pervasiveness, comes a gamut of trends. One of these innumerable trends that has caught on fervently is the infatuation with "30-day fitness challenges". Having been a victim (and beneficiary) of these challenges, I realized that I could do something similar - but with Carnatic music. Since today happens to be the 18th of December - a day that marks the advent of the month of Dhanur masa or Marghazhi masam, I could find no better day to start my #30DayMarghazhiRagaChallenge.
Marghazhi masa is a month that signifies auspiciousness, and for the musically inclined - a full month filled with the divinity of music. So, starting today I begin my 30-day challenge to write about one raga a day. My goal is to explore as many krithis for this raga as I can during the day, and then write about my findings for the raga. These might not be as comprehensive as some of the other blogs out there, (which do extraordinary justice to the theory behind these ragas) but they are more of a personal attempt to listen and understand every raga in greater depth. Along with the writing, I will also try and record a small song or aalapana of the said raga each day.
Please feel free to join my quest for learning and share your thoughts in the comments section below.