Mahesh Mahadev as a Raga Creator
Mahesh Mahadev is a raga creator and discoverer of the 21st Century. In Indian classical music, ragas are precise and highly organized melodic structures which have the capability to evoke distinct moods and emotions. It is not just a mere combination of musical notes but possesses rules which governs the usage of it. There are thousands of ragas in existence in Indian Classical music and many attempts of raga creations by many Music Legends Shri Tansen, Shri Harikesanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar, Shri M. Balamuralikrishna, Shri Amjad Ali Khan and many others.
Mahesh Mahadev has also made contributions to the raga creation by inventing more than 50 Indian Classical Ragas which obey the rules of Melakarta and Thaat System in Carnatic and Hindustani Music respectively. The ragas created by him are pure derivatives of original parental scales of the Indian Classical Music which have not been found in the Indian repertoire of Classical ragas.
He has composed numerous songs in these ragas which can be viewed on the Raga page.
To know raga lakshana, arohana, avarohana and other details click on the raga names below.
|Raga Name||Janaka Raga / Thaat||Music System||1st Composition in this Raga||Language of the Composition||Singer||Audio / Notation / Composition||Remarks|
|Sri Tyagaraja||Dharmavathi||Carnatic 72 Melakarta System||Sri Ramachandram Bhajami||Sanskrit||Priyadarshini||This Raga is created and named after his ardent devotee of Lord Rama Divine Composer Saint Sri Tyagaraja.|
|Amritha Kalyani||Mechakalyani||Carnatic 72 Melakarta System||"Achyutham Keshavam"||Sanskrit||Priyadarshini||Used Sri Adi Shankaracharya's lyrics for the composition|
|Amrith Kalyan||Kalyan Thaat||Bhatkhande Thaat System||"Achyutham Keshavam"||Sanskrit||Priyadarshini||Used Sri Adi Shankaracharya's lyrics for the composition|
|Bhimsen||Kokilapriya Thaat||Carnatic 72 Melakarta & Chaitanya Kunte Thaat System||"Giridhar Gopal Shyam" & "Man ke Mandir Ayore"||Hindi||Jayateerth Mevundi||This Raga is dedicated and named after Mia Tansen (Sen) and ‘Bharat Ratna’ Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (Bhim).|
|Nada Kalyani||Mechakalyani||Carnatic 72 Melakarta & Bhatkhande Thaat System||"Achyutham Keshavam"||Sanskrit||Priyadarshini||Used Sri Adi Shankaracharya's lyrics for the composition|
|Srirangapriya||Sarasangi||Carnatic 72 Melakarta System||"Kandenu Sri Ranganathana"||Kannada||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Composed song with Graha Bhedam from Chakravakam to this new raga|
|Mukthipradayini||Vakulabharanam||Carnatic 72 Melakarta System||"Dhyan Karu Zata"||Marathi||Jayateerth Mevundi||Presented Marathi Abhang Composition in this raga at 91st Annual Conference & Concerts, Music Academy, Chennai|
|Rajasadhaka||Mechakalyani||Carnatic 72 Melakarta System||"Transforming the rickety workshop"||English||Priyadarshini||Named in the honour of India's great scientist Y. S. Rajan and presented English song compostion in the presence of Padmabhushan Tarun Das & Dr. M.R.Jayaram, Chancellor, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences|
|Thyagaraja Mangalam||Gowri Manohari||Carnatic 72 Melakarta System||"Dyana Moolam" (Viruttam)||Sanskrit||Priyadarshini||Named in the honour of Carnatic Vocalists & Musicologists Shri T. M. Thyagarajan and Smt. Mangalam Shankar|
Ragas yet to Release
|Mahesh Mahadev's New Ragas Lineup for release with compositions|