#30DayMarghazhiRagaChallenge - Navarasa Kannada
Navarasa Kannada is a raga that truly demonstrates how much restrictions fuel creativity! It is often commented that Carnatic music is extremely rule-bound and restricts freedom for artists. Read this interview in The Hindu by Shri Sanjay Subramanian to understand his views about how this is a complete myth - http://www.thehindu.com/thread/arts-culture-society/article8000284.ece
Navarasa Kannada with only 4 swaras in its arohana is a prime example of how rules can inspire creative freedom. A janya raga of the 28th Melakarta Raga Harikambhoji, the raga has Shadja, Antara Gandhara, Shuddha Madhyama, Panchama in the arohana and additional kakali nishadha, chatushruthi dhaivata and chatushruthi rishabha in the avarohana. The flow of the phrase "SGMPS, NDM" is extremely catchy and oft heard of. Other common phrases are "PS SG", "SG PS"etc.
S G3 M1 P S
S N2 D2 M1 G3 R2 S
Starting with Shri Thyagaraja's immortal composition rendered in the golden voice of Shri Maharajapuram Santhanam:
Following it with a composition of Shri Papanasam sivan's Naan Oru Vilayattu Bommaya, sung here by Shri Sikkil Gurucharan
Presenting another dasa krithi composed by my guru Shri Tirumale Srinivas, composition of Shri Prasanna Venkata Dasaru, rendered by me some years ago in Bangalore