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

Ragas that have in them all of five notes are usually the very adaptable and instantly captivating ones. The pentatonic raga Suddhadhanyasi is symmetrical in ascent and descent and takes on Sadja, Sadharana Gandhara, Suddha Madhyama, Pancama and Kaisiki Nishada as its notes. The classical pieces in this scale include “Entanerchina” of Thyagaraja, and “Subrahmanyena” and “Sri Parthasarathy” of Dikshitar.

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