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Indian Music meets Western: Mokshamu Galada

4 Comments 24 November 2011


This was inspired by the string quartet composition by Sri VS Narasimhan Sir. I have played the song Mokshamu Galada, by Sri Thyagaraja set in the raga Saramathi, in Adi Tala(8 beat cycle). I arranged the strings and cello parts.


The pitch of this song is D# and the scale of the raga is as follows,

Arohanam      : S R2 G2 M1 P D1 N2 S’  (D# F F# G# A# B C# D#’)

Avarohanam : S’ N2 D1 M1 G2 S            (D#’ C# B G# F# D#)

This raga does not have all the seven notes in the descending part of the scale. Such ragas where the ascending and descending scales do not have uniformly seven swaras are called janya ragas. They are derived from the 72 basic sampoorna ragas which have all the seven notes in uniformly ascending and descending scales.

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  1. Sriram says:

    Awesome performance sir, me and my friend (both on violin) are trying to practice this song. Are you professional flutist?


    • Thanks Sriram….have been associated with music now for 20 years…..trained for vocal….flute was only a passion….but then….fell in love with flute…. 🙂 Would love to hear you guys play….do ping me when you upload it…. 🙂

  2. JayaSurya says:


    I am a beginner flutist and am inspired by your rendition of the song in the video. So now I am trying to learn this song :). Just wanted to give my compliments on your work.

    Best Regards,

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