Amritha Kalyani – A Raga Created by Mahesh Mahadev
Amritha Kalyani is a rāgam created by Mahesh Mahadev. in Carnatic music (musical scale of South Indian classical music) .It is a janya rāgam (derived scale) from the 65th melakarta scale Mechakalyani and it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes) in the ascending scale. Mahesh Mahadev has named the equivalent of Amritha Kalyani in Hindustani music as Amrith Kalyan. Amritha Kalyan belongs to the Kalyan thaat of Hindustani music. The first composition in this raga is an ancient Sanskrit shloka Achyutam Keshavam written by Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankara which is composed by Mahesh Mahadev and sung by Priyadarshini
Structure and Lakshana
IN CARNATIC MUSIC
Amritha Kalyani is an asymmetric rāgam that does not contain rishabham or dhaivatam in the ascending scale. It is an audava-sampurna rāgam (or owdava rāgam, meaning pentatonic ascending scale). Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
The notes used in this scale are shadjam, antara gandharam, prati madhyamam, panchamam and kakali nishadham in ascending scale, with chathusruthi rishabham, chathusruthi dhaivatham included in descending scale.
IN HINDUSTANI MUSIC
Amrith Kalyan is an asymmetric rāgam that does not contain gāndhar or nishādh in the ascending scale. It is an audav-sampurn rāg (or owdav rāg, meaning pentatonic ascending scale). Its ārohaṇ-avarohaṇ structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
The notes used in this scale are shadjam, Shuddh gandhar, Teevra madhyam, pancham and Shuddh nishadh in ascending scale, with Shuddh rishabh, Shuddh dhaivath included in descending scale.
- Achyutham Keshavam sung by Priyadarshini