EKA-KRITHI RAGAS : VIJAYA SARASWATHI – JANYA OF MELA (57) RAGAM SIMHENDRAMADHYAMAM

Ragam Vijayasaraswathi is one of the rarest of the rare ragas; created by Gayakashikhamani Dr.Harikeshanallur Muthaiah Bhagavathar. The raga is a janya of mela (57) ragam Simhendra madhyamam, losing the Rishabham (R2) in the Arohanam and the Dhaivatham (D1) in the Avarohanam; that the ragaswaroopam can be :

S G2 M2 P D1 N3 S // S N3 P M2 G2 R2 S

Ragapravaham by D.Pattammal also places it under the same mela ragam; but gives two different structures; one same as above and the other losing Gandharam instead of Rishabham in the arohanam:

S G M P D N S - S N P M G R S

S R M P D N S - S N P M G R S

Compositions:

Sharanam Vijaya saraswathi maaye - Dr. Muthaiah Bhagavathar

The pallavi contains the Raga-mudra embedded in it; the composition is on Goddess Saraswathi. The Lyrics:

pallavi

sharaNam vijaya sarasvati mAyE sarva jIva dayApari brahmajAyE

anupallavi

niravadhi sukha dAyaki nIrajAkSi sarasIruhAsini sarvasAkSi

caraNam

kSarAkSaRAdi sarva bhUtavyApi sarva yantra mantra tantra

svarUpi vara lakSmi shakti vAgIvari harikEshadAsa alankAri

Here is the rendition of the song by Sangeetha kalanidhi T.N.Seshagopalan.


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