Sri Tyagaraja – A Raga Created by Mahesh Mahadev
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.