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Raga Name: Megha

That Name: Kafi

Aroha: P n S R* m P n* P n* S

Avaroha: S R* n* P R m P n* P m R n P n R* S

Jati: Audava Audava

Vadi: R

Samvadi: P

Swarupa: S R* n P R* S

Prahar: 8th Prahar (12 AM to 3 AM)

 

Raga Information:

This is a loved raga by many people. This raga is heard in the monsoon season when thunderbolts rock the sky and rain fall on the ground. Even though on occasion, it rains in the autumn and winter seasons, the same effect of the rain is not the same. Raga Megha, thus, was considered a janak raga. Raga Megha and a very similar raga, Raga Malhara, have very similar ecstatic properties. According to the janak ragas, Raga Dipaka came to burn and enflame people during the summer. When the summer (June-early July) season ended, the monsoon season started and Raga Megha extinguished the flames and fire caused by Raga Dipaka. It is truly the raga to extinguish fires of the heart.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Megha

 

Songs found on this website in Megha:

Instrumental: Bengali Monsoons Rain Kafi Colors (2006)

 

UPDATED: June 13, 2009

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