Mukthipradayini is a rāga created by Mahesh Mahadev in both Carnatic & Hindustani music (musical scale of South & North Indian classical music). It is a janya rāgam (derived scale) from the 14th melakarta scale Vakulabharanam. It is a janya scale, as it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes) in the ascending & descending scale. It is a derived scale from the Bakulabharan Thaat of 24 Thaat system of Shri Chaitanya Kunte and derived from Bhairavi Thaat of Bhatkhande’s 10 Thaat System. Mahesh Mahadev’s raga creation ‘Mukthipradayani’s first composition Marathi Abhang ‘Dhyan Karu Zata’ was presented in the 91st Annual Musical Conference and Concerts, Chennai Music Academy. It is sung by Jayateerth Mevundi.
Structure and Lakshana
IN CARNATIC MUSIC
Mukthipradayini is an asymmetric rāgam that does not contain madhyamam or dhaivatham in ascending and dhaivatham in its descending scale. It is an audava-shadava rāgam (meaning a combination of pentatonic and hexatonic scale). Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
The notes used in this scale are shadjam, shuddha rishabham, sadharana gandharam, panchamam and kaisiki nishadamin ascending scale, with rare usage of chathustruthi dhaivatam in its descending scale.
IN HINDUSTANI MUSIC
Mukthipradayini is an asymmetric rāga that does not contain madhyam or dhaivath in ascending and dhaivath in its descending scale. It is an audav-shadav rāga (meaning a combination of pentatonic and hexatonic scale). Its āroh-avaroh structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
The notes used in this scale are shadj, Komal rishabh, Shuddh gandhar, pancham and Komal Nishadh in ascending scale, with rare usage of Shuddh dhaivath in its descending scale.
- Dhyan Karu Jata sung by Jayateerth Mevundi