Jaganmohini, though there are a few compositions, is not a very familiar ragam – except for the Thyagaraja krithi, “Shobhillu Sapthaswara”. This raga is a janya of mela (15) Mayamalavagoula, with following notes:
Aroh: S G3 M1 P N3 S // Avaroh: S N3 P M1 G3 R1 S
Ragapravaham also confirms the same scale; but it is also shown as a janya of mela (64) Vachaspathi raga :
S G P N S - S N D P M G R S
Also, a raga with name, ‘Jaganmohana’ also is shown under mela (66) Chithrambari, with similar notes as the conventional specification:
S G M P N S - S N P M G R S
This raga is not to be confused with ‘Jaganmohana’, which is a janya of mela (38) Jalarnavam, known as Jaganmohanam in Dikshithar system. (Dikshithar krithi, “Sri Vidya Rajagopalam” is composed in Jaganmohanam).
Govindacharya has written a Lakshana Geetham for Jaganmohini raga, “ArE murArE garuDagamana”:
"ArE murArE garuDagamana sarasija nayana jagannAthurErE antara gAndhAra kAkali
svara itara shuddha ArOha ri dha varjita avarOha dha varjita sagrahanyAsAmsha tripuTa yukta
mAyAmALavagauLa mEla janita jaganmOhini rAgamavadhAraya shrI rAma namO namO".
As already said, there are considerable number of compositions available in this raga; but many of them are not heard at all; some are seen sung by musicians, but not heard in concerts.
Shobhillu sapthaswara - Thyagaraja
Mamava sathatham Raghunatha - ,,
Daya Juda samayamithe – Shyama Sastri
Sivakama sundari – G.K.Bharathi
Pahi Tharkshupuralaya – Swathithirunal
Pari pahimam – Mysore Vasudevacharya
Gajanana pahi sada – Lalitha dasar
Daya payo nidhe mampahi – Meesu Krishna Iyer
Pranoumi sathatham – Dr. V.V.Srivatsa
Arivila pittar – Arunagirinathar
Kalai magale – Periyasami Tooran
Marudamalai vasan – Kovai Subri
Kalai Vani arula – Sudhananda Bharathi
Sree shubhadevi – Muthaiah Bhagavathar
We may discuss the famous Thyagaraja composition, “Shobhillu Sapthaswara”.
shObhillu saptasvara sundarula bhajimpavE manasA
nAbhi hrt-kaNTha rasana nAsadulu andu
dhara rksAmAdulalO vara gAyatri hrdayamuna
sura bhUsura mAnasamuna shubha tyAgarAjuni eDa
O Mind! Praise the divine forms of the seven musical notes, which glow in the navel, heart, neck, tongue and nose of the human body. (The seven notes) which shine in the four Vedas and in the sublime Gayathri Mantra as its essence. (The seven notes) which sparkle in the hearts of the celestials, of worthy Bhusuras and of Thyagaraja.