A Melakarta raga has seven distinct notes in its Arohanam, ascending in pitch, ( kramasampurna) and has the same notes in the Avarohanam, as its descent. Learn the 72 Melakarta Ragas (scales) of South Indian Carnatic music with audio and visual representations. Use this interactive Melakarta chart to search for. 6 Feb Notes of the Melakarta ragams in Carnatic music shown in a keyboard layout. This gallery shows the SVG format images. In these images C is.

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Chalanata the 36th Melakarta. Govindacharya learnt the 72 ragas scheme above of Venkatamakin and later proposed the symmetrical scales that is more in vogue today in terms of the official Melakarta scheme.

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Melkarta Raga

Jalarnavam the 38th Melakarta. P G Kutty Nair, Thanks for the detailed information. Reverse the numbers to arrive at the mela number e. Comments 1 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback.

Hence 10 th chakra and the raga is in 2 nd place of 10 th chakra So R2 G — falls in 10 th chakra. Do leave a comment and subscribe! Melakartx of the Week.

Gavambhodi the 43rd Melakarta. Search By Name The “Search By Name” feature is a simple tool that allows you to find a raga on the chart if you already know its name. You are commenting using your WordPress. Concert 19 Program, Comments and Photos uploaded!!


R2 and G3 6 th and 12 th chakra: Sucharitra the 67th Melakarta.


Latangi the 63rd Melakarta. Govindhacharya is credited with standardization of rules and giving a different name for such standard ragas, which have different structure but same swaras as that proposed by Venkatamakhin. In the Mukund chart, the upper triangle in each square contains shudda madhyama melakarta ragas and the prati madhyama ragas are found in lower triangles. Satheesh Madampathu July 26, at 3: Ragas form the basis of melodic music of India and some of the ragas form the parent or melakarta ragas.

List of all 72 Melakarta Ragas. The controversial parts relate to double counting of R2 and similar svaras and his exclusive selection of madyamas for which there is no specific reasoning also known as asampurna melas as opposed to sampurna ragas.

The triangle, where the row and the column pertaining to the given swaras meet, indicates the melakarta raga. Gayakapriya the 13th Melakarta.

In Hindustani music the thaat is equivalent of Melakarta. Let us use an example and find out the scale of Shanmukhapriya, the 56 th mela. He devised the melakatta, while he was in the early teens. The 16 squares in the center of the chart contain all avivadi melakarta ragas. To repeat again, the melakarta ragas 1 through 36 melakaeta shudda madhyama M1 and the melakarta ragas 37 through 72 have prati madhyama M2. Kantamani the 61st Meoakarta. Sorry for my delayed response – I was not keeping up to date on my blog The center of the chart represents the origin of all Melakarta ragas.


For Example, if you select G2, then you may only select R1 or R2. Please feel free to use if it helps. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment mslakarta If you know the Raga name not numberyou can find out the Melakarta number using “Katapayadi” scheme as detailed in the links below: Varunapriya the 24th Melakarta. P G Kutty Nair December 12, at 6: Salagam the 37th Melakarta. Roopavati the 12th Melakarta.

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The melakaerta ragas are divided into two major groups for convenience. And if we choose D3, we can only have the D3,N3 combination; so for a fixed given set of notes upto Melaiarta termed poorvangawe have 6 combinations from D,N variations. Ka indicates Kanakangi, the first raga in first chakra. The 12 notes of the Melakarta ragas are given with notations for easy reference. The Melakarta Chart is a visual representation of all 72 Melakarta Ragas and their derivations.

Nasikabhooshani the 70th Melakarta.

It is easy to see that R and G will also give six variations, thus each of this can generate 6 ragas due to D,N variations, therefore there will arise in all: