Melodic Moods!!

Hi my dear fellow bloggers and fascinating readers!!

Do you know that every song we hear, we sing has a particular Raaga? So you might be ending with a question of what is a raaga. It is nothing but one of the melodic moods in classical music. Its been discovered by ancient Indians or to be more precise, the various raagas have been identified and widely used with various situations and moods of a typical human being.

Pleasant and Optimistic:

For example, lets take the evergreen, all time favorite- “Every night in my dreams” song from the mega hit movie Titanic.

It is of carnatic Raaga “Kalyani”  This raaga gives the listeners a serene and pleasant mood and lifts the listeners confidence and self esteem – as the song does to us too.images

Producing Rain??

The next one would be all Tamilians favorite song of Ilayaraja – “Thoongatha vizhigal rendu!” from Agninatchathiram Movie. The movie was a huge hit for its melodious songs and the storyline.

This song is of the type “Amruthavarshini” raaga. This Raaga is told to produce rain.

Romantic and mood enhancer:

Another beloved song of both Malayalis and Tamilians – the romantic and beautiful song “Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum” is played in “Kedaram” which is a mood enhancing raaga and if you listen to this song, you will definitely won’t deny it!

So what’s for alleviation from separation?

Have you heard the “Thaye yasodha” of Morning Raga movie. This is of Raaga “Thodi”

This will tell us how to stand strong from what we lost.

Last but not the least for today’s post. What’s for euphoria?

The famous carnatic music “Raghuvamsa sudha” (of course my favorite when sung by our beloved MSS Amma).

This song is of the raaga “Kaanakudhugalam” which instantly gives us a shot of euphoric mood.

Hope you all enjoyed hearing songs and feel the way its felt!!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya says:

    Nice Post Soundarya.. I am a caranatic classical singer. I agree that a few raagas enhance our mood. I love raghuvamsa sudha song and I like Amrutha varshini ragam too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thinkingua says:

      Thanks Ramya! Hope we share similar thoughts! 🙂


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