Sri Tyagaraja – A Raga Created by Mahesh Mahadev
Sri Tyagaraja 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 59th melakarta scale Dharmavathi.
Structure and Lakshana
Sri Tyagaraja is an asymmetric rāga that does not contain dhaivatham. It is an asymmetric pentatonic hexatonic scale (audava-shadava raga in Carnatic music classification – audava meaning ‘of 5’, shadava meaning ‘of 6’ ). Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows
The notes used in this ascending scale are shadjam, sadharana gandharam, prati madhyamam, panchamam, kakali nishadham with chathusruthi rishabham included in the descending scale.
The kriti ‘Sri Ramachandram Bhajami’ is a divine composition dedicated to the lotus feet of Lord Sri Rama, is composed in the raga ‘Sri Tyagaraja’ which is created and named after his ardent devotee, Divine Composer Saint Sri Tyagaraja. The creation of this raga, lyrics & composition is by Music Composer Mahesh Mahadev.
Lyrcis of 1st composition in this raga
COMPOSITIONS IN THIS RAGA by MAHESH MAHADEV
- Sri Ramachandram Bhajami – SANSKRIT KRITI in adi talam – Sung BY PRIYADARSHINI
- Sri Tyagaraja Raga on Strings– KRITI IN ADI TALAM – Violin BY Jyotsna Srikant
- Pahimam Sri Maatangi – KANNADA Kriti IN ADI TALAM – SUNG BY PRIYADARSHINI
- Deena Naanu – KANNADA viruttam IN – SUNG BY mahesh mahadev