Vagadeeshwari

The scales of Raga Vagadeeshwari are as follows :

Aarohanam (Ascending) : S R3 G3 M1 P D2 N2 S’
Avarohanam (Descending) : S’ N2 D2 P M1 G3 R3 S

34 Vagadeeshwari

This  raga is 34th on the Melakarta scale.

The mood of this raga ranges from philosophical and contemplative to deeply mystical. There are only a few compositions that I know of in this raga. Paramatmudu by Tyagaraja is the iconic song in this raga. I have also heard a rendition of  Vani Vagadeeshwari by P.Chidambaranathan and Bhogachhaaya Naatakapriye by Muthuswami Dikshithar.

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

7 responses to “Vagadeeshwari

  1. Lakshman

    There are a lot of songs in this raga as listed below:
    Adiyali smaripe shri gananathana K/Chapu Bangalore S.Mukund
    Airavatam tanin arumai undan adiyenai paninden Adi C.V.Padmanabhan
    Ambikaiyai panivome Rupaka K.Hariharan
    Annapurni vishalakshi adhikarini akhila loka janan Adi D.Pattammal
    Apasvaramai padade avalamadai Adi T.A.Sambandamurti
    Appa nan vendudal kettarul puridal vendum (a) Adi Ramalingasvami
    Bhaja manasa ramam bhujagadhipati Adi C.Rangiah
    Bhavaja janakure (lng) Triputa Govindacharya
    Bhogachaya natakapriye bodham dehi brihadishajaye Adi Muttusvami Dikshitar
    Daya judu ?
    Deva nayaki Adi Chitravina N.Ravikiran
    Dinam oru kana neram Rupaka K.S.Krishnamurti
    Izhatturaviyin yazh nalum tamizh Adi Abhayambika
    Jnana murti Adi Dokka Sriramamurti
    Kaladu ledanagalare daivamu ilanu kalaya juchuvaro Rupaka R.Venugopal
    Kamala nayana Adi Svati Tirunal
    Karunarasa sagara ni dasuda haridasuda Sriramachandra Murti Sistla
    Maha ganapatim manasa smarami matangi Adi Kadalur Subramaniam
    Maha tripurasundari Rupaka K.Ramaraj
    Nadanusantana nanmargame sanmarga Adi Kotishvara Iyer
    Nagapattadharam Bangalore S.Mukund
    Namostute sarasvati Rupaka R.Vishveshvaran
    Nave nikka sol (tv) Adi Rukmini Sivakumar
    Navinikka sol tiruvachakam Adi Rukmini Sivakumar
    Ni pada nirajamule Sriramachandra Murti Sistla
    Ni sharanu jochchi ni namamu japinchutakanna Sriramachandra Murti Sistla
    Nila varnaya (p) Sriramachandra Murti Sistla
    Nilavarnude nikhileshvarude shrihari Sriramachandra Murti Sistla
    Padu paraman pugazh Adi Nagpur Srinivasan
    Parama purushaparandama vega ravayya nanu Sriramachandra Murti Sistla
    Paramatmudu velagu muchchata baga delusukore Adi Tyagaraja
    Pattune paratatva bhavampu ninu mari mari Sriramachandra Murti Sistla
    Pranamamyaham shri pankeruhasanam panchanana K/Eka Balamuralikrishna
    Pusanaikkiniya tiruvenkatamuraiyan C/Triputa V.Ramachandra Naidu
    Ruchirambaradhara guna (lkg) Eka Venkatamakhi
    Sada ninna smarisuvanta Adi R.K.Padmanabha
    Sharadendimukhi Adi Bangalore S.Mukund
    Shri janaki manohara Adi Mysore Venkatagiriappa
    Sundaram bhaja sundram bhaja bhaje shri ? V.Chandrasekharan
    Tarunam ide devi dayai puri indire (tv) Adi Radha Hari
    Tillai vilakkattil Ambujam Krishna
    Vagadishvareni Adi A.V.Krishnamachar
    Vagadishvari devi vara muni gana vandite Rupaka Ashok R.Madhav
    Vagadishvari raga sudeyolu (tv) Adi C.Honnappa Bhagavatar
    Vagadishvari varakavi yogigal Jhampa Shuddhananda Bharati
    Vagadishvarimm ashrayeham (tv) Adi Madokaram Prashanth Iyengar
    Vagadishvarim vagishvarim gandharva Adi R.K.Suryanarayana
    Vama devam bhavayeham C/Triputa Jayachamaraja Odeyar
    Vani vagadishvari sarasvatiye amba gana kalavatiye Rupaka Lakshmi Krishna
    Vani vagadishvari varam arulvai isai kalai arul Rupaka Mysore Chikka Rama Rao?

    • Thank you Sir for writing out such a comprehensive list! I am sure my readers will appreciate this very much. I will try and hunt out as many as I can to listen to.
      cheers. Suja

  2. Archana

    Brilliant write up on one my favrt raagams – Vaagadeeswari – Can you please share the Audio clips – am yearning to listen to the varieties- Many thanks and have a wonderful year ahead

    • Thank you Archana. I do not upload music for the sake of downloading. I suggest joining a site such as Sangeethamshare (free membership) for access to many excellent recordings.
      Cheers. Suja

  3. Rishi Manoharan

    Vagadeeshwari is N3. Nattai is N2.

    • Its the other way around..vagadeeshwari has a kaishiki nishadam, N2 and Nattai has N3..

      • Rishi Manoharan

        Yes! Forgive me! I forget about Nattai and my ignorance took the best of me! I was explaining to my appa about nattai and we were debating scales only to realize that Nattai was N3 and D3.

        My apologies!
        Rishi Manoharan

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