Srirangapriya is a rāgam created by Mahesh Mahadev in Carnatic music & Hindustani Music (musical scale of South & North Indian classical music). It is a janya rāgam (derived scale) from the 27th melakarta scale Sarasangi. It is a janyascale, as it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes) in the ascending scale. It is a hexatonic scale. Mahesh has named the equivalent of Srirangapriya in Hindustani music also as Srirangapriya. Srirangapriya belongs to the Natbhairav thaat of Hindustani music. The first composition in this raga is ‘Kandenu Sriranganathana’ composed by Mahesh Mahadev, written by Kaiwara Thathayya from the audio album Sri Nareyana Namamrutham sung by Dr. S.P Balasubramanyam.
Structure and Lakshana
IN CARNATIC MUSIC
Srirangapriya is a symmetric rāgam that does not contain nishadam in both ascending & descending scale. It is a shadava-shadava rāgam (meaning hexatonic scale). Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
The notes used in this scale are shadjam, chathusruthi rishabham, antara gandharam, shuddha madhyamam, panchamam and shuddha dhaivatham in both ascending & descending scale.
IN HINDUSTANI MUSIC
Srirangapriya is a symmetric rāga that does not contain nishad in both ascending & descending scale. It is a shadav-shadav rāga (meaning hexatonic scale). Its āroh-avaroh structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
The notes used in this scale are Shadj, Shuddh Rishabh, Shuddh Gandhar, Shuddh Madhyam, Pancham and huddh dhaivath in both ascending & descending scale.
- Kandenu Sriranganathana sung by Dr. S. P. Balasubramanayam
Mahesh Mahadev’s Recording Session with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam