This month’s Raagam is KEDARAM. This is a Janyam of 29th Melakarta Sankarabharanam. This is a vakra audava shhadava raagam. Avarohanam-(also sung as S N3 P M1 G3 R2 S R2 G3 S). The missing swara is Dhaivatam. The special Prayogam is S R2 G3 S. The Raagam is considered to be Lord Shiva’s favorite Raagam. The composition I have sung is on Lord Shiva, composed by Muthuswami Dikshitar set to Mishra Chapu Taalam. Saint Thyagaraja, Papanasam Sivan, Annamacharya, Purandaradasa have composed in this Raagam. Saint Thyagaraja’s famous kriti is Rama Nee Pai. Hope you enjoy this beautiful composition!
Lakshmi Krishnan February 2019