Source: thehindu.com; Author: Charulatha Mani; Photo Courtesy: thehindu.com

Like a river that flows through hills and valleys, cobbles and pebbles, the melody in every raga moulds itself into subtle gamakas and brighas giving rise to a musical landscape that is unique. Our Indian Classical music system is breathtakingly beautiful, and offers much variety in terms of musical scales and flavours. A meditative raga, Pantuvarali brings forth a wide gamut of emotions when elaborated, and is one of the favourite ragas of rasikas and performers alike. A hint of pathos, intense yearning, a pleading quality — these are the signature emotions that Pantuvarali would convey.

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