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Raga Name: Tilanga

That Name: Khammaja

Aroha: S G m P N S

Avaroha: S n P m G m G S

Jati: Audava Audava

Vadi: P

Samvadi: S

Swarupa: G m P n m P N P S n P m G m G S G S

Prahar: 6th Prahar (6 PM to 9 PM)

 

Raga Information:

Raga Tilanga is an evening pentatonic raga which is used in light classical music. This raga is usually sung in the late evening (around 8 or 8:30 PM) when the sun has fully set. Singing Raga Tilanga when the sun is not quite set does not create the proper atmosphere of this raga. The pentatonic scale and the re-introduction of the Pa implies some stability in the raga. In rendering this raga, there is a subtle point that must be adhered to prevent mistakes. The mistake many musicians tend to do is overdo the weight used on Ga. This can force the song to sound like Raga Todi, which has a totally different mood and time.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Tilanga

 

UPDATED: June 13, 2009