Latangi

The scales of Latangi  are as follows :

Aarohanam (Ascending) : S R2 G3 M2 P D1 N3 S’
Avarohanam (Descending) : S’  N3 D1 P M2 G3 R2 S

63 Latangi

Latangi is 63rd on the Melakarta Scale. It is also called Geetapriya. It is a very sweet sounding raga. The first half of the octave is the same as that of the very commonly sung raga Kalyani and the second half is like Kamavardani. Read more about handling this raga here.  It is said to be suitable for singing in the evening and night. Latangi sets a compassionate and devotional mood with hints of courageousness. Charulata Mani says that it is ‘attractive and sensuous, meditative and mildly melancholic, a sweet-and-sour combination’. Some well known songs in this raga are Aparadhamula and Marivere by Patnam Subramanya Iyer, and Pirava Varam and Venkataramana by Papananasam Sivan.

Note : The 12 notes in the octave are named as below. Please note that C is used as Sa for the sake of simplicity as the scale is relative in Carnatic Music. Also note that the scales paint only a superficial picture of the raga as the gamakas(ornamentations) are a very important part of a raga.

Scale

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