Know your raga: Amritavarshini–Showers rain

Amritavarshini ushers showers rain when sung. It is a janya raga as it does not have all the seven swaras. It is said that the Carnatic composer Muthuswami Dikshitar brought rain at Ettayapuram by singing his composition Aanandaamrutakarshini Amrutavarshini. It has many compositions in both classical and film music. Continue Reading

Know your raga: Suddhadhanyasi – Hi-five

It has all of five notes in it. A captivating and entertaining raga. The mood of this raga ranges from deeply devotional, softly soothing to intensely romantic (especially in film music), depending on how it is used. Continue Reading