Colours of a Raga

Mohanam - Part 1

A pentatonic scale and an immensely popular raga.

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RJ: Mangala

Mohanam - Part 1

A pentatonic scale and an immensely popular raga.

Raga Mohanam, one of the earlier pentatonic scales and a very popular raga in Carnatic music, is a popular scale in certain other systems of music too; they include East Asian and South-east Asian music. This raga carries an exclusive charm on account of its harmonious combination of notes. They provide for a great ease of rendition and yet lend themselves to deep gamakas. The Hindustani equivalent of the raga is Bhup or Bhupali. This programme featuring Raga Mohanam is in two parts, and features a range of compositions in the raga. This first part showcases songs by different composers. The second part, which will follow, delves into some of the deeper aspects of the raga.

Songs in this Program