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Raga Name: Lalita

That Name: Marwa

Aroha: ‘N r G m M m G M D N S’

Avaroha: N r’ N D M D M m G M G r S ‘N S

Jati: SadavaSadava

Vadi: m

Samvadi: S

Swarupa: ‘N r G m M m G M G r S

Prahar: 1st Prahar (3 AM to 6 AM)

 

Raga Information:

Raga Lalita is a North Indian raga with an unusual structure. This raga has a chromatic formation of ma, with strength of suddha ma. The uttaranga presented here uses suddha Dha, hence this raga is in Marwa that. Many musicians use komal dha instead, thus singing Raga Lalita in Purvi that. The raga is named after the gopi, Lalita, who wakes up Krsna in the middle of the night (hence the timing of the prahar of the raga). This raga is used in the song from the film “Meera (1979)” with the song “Jago Bansurivale.”

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Lalita

 

Songs found on this website in Lalita:

Instrumental: “Morning Meditation” (2006)

 

UPDATED: June 13, 2009

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