Raga Asavari (IAST: Āsāvari) is a Hindustani classical raga. It belongs to the Asavari thaat and is performed in the morning hours.[1]

Asavari
Asavari Ragini, Ragamala paintings, ca 1610
ThaatAsavari
TypeAudava-Sampurna
Time of dayLate morning, 9–12
ArohanaS R M P  
Avarohana   P M P  M P  R S
PakadM P  M P  R S
Vadi
Samavadi
Equivalent
Similar

In pre-Bhatkhande days this Asavari used the Komal Rishab instead of Shuddh Rishab. When Bhatkhandeji created the thaat process, he changed that Asavari's Komal Rishab to Shuddha Rishab but the name remained the same. From that time the old or real 'Asavari' has been called the Komal Rishabh Asavari, and the new Shuddha Rishabh Asavari is simply called 'Asavari'.[1]

Raga Asavari and Komal Rishabh Asavari also appears in the Sikh tradition from northern India and is part of the Sikh holy scripture called Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Sikh Gurus Sri Guru Ramdas Ji and Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji used these ragas. The Raga Komal Rishabh Asavari appears as 'Raga Asavari Sudhang' in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

StructureEdit

Thaat: Asavari

Jati: Audava-Sampoorna

Arohana: S R M P  [a]

Avarohana:    P M P  M P  R S[b]

Vadi:

Samavadi:

Pakad: M P  M P  R S

Time: Second period of the day (9am-12pm)

Mood: Renunciation and sacrifice

Organization and relationshipsEdit

The ragas closest to Asavari are Komal Rishabh Asavari and Jaunpuri and it is part of the Kanada Raga group

Film songsEdit

Note that the following songs are composed in Natabhairavi, the equivalent of raga Asavari in Carnatic music.

Language:TamilEdit

Song Movie Composer Singer
Unai Allaal Oru Raja Mukthi C. R. Subbaraman M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
Vinnodum Mugilodum Pudhaiyal Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy C. S. Jayaraman, P. Suseela
Manithan Enbavan Sumaithaangi P. B. Sreenivas
Chinna Chinna Kannanukku Vaazhkai Padagu
Anubhavam Pudhumai Kadhalikka Neramillai P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela
Unaku Matum Unaku Matum Manapanthal P. Suseela
Ninaikka Therindha Anandha Jodhi
Ammamma Aadai Vennira Aadai
Thendral Varum Palum Pazhamum
Paalum Pazhamum T. M. Soundararajan
Engalukum Kaalam Varum Pasamalar T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela
Varathiruparoo(Kuththu Vilakkeria) Pachhai Vilakku
Aadavaralam Karuppu Panam L. R. Eswari
Poojaiku Vandha Malare Paadha Kaanikkai P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki
Podhigai Malai Uchiyiley Thiruvilaiyadal K. V. Mahadevan
Ondru Serndha Anbu Makkalai Petra Magarasi P. B. Sreenivas,Sarojini
Oru Kodiyil Iru Malargal Kaanchi Thalaivan T. M. Soundararajan, P. Suseela
Mayakkamenna Vasantha Maligai
Naan Paarthadhile Anbe Vaa M. S. Viswanathan
Oruvar Meethu Ninaithadhai Mudippavan
Budhan Yesu Gandhi Chandhrodhayam T. M. Soundararajan
Kadavul Thantha Iru Malargal P. Suseela, L. R. Eswari
Kaadhalin Pon Veedhiyil Pookkari T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki
Anbumalargale Naalai Namadhe T. M. Soundararajan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Kaatrukenna Velli Avargal S. Janaki
Kannan Manam Enna Vasantha Raagam
Unnidam Mayangugiren Then Sindhudhe Vaanam V. Kumar K. J. Yesudas
Yen Iniya Pon Nilavae Moodu Pani Ilaiyaraaja
Aarariroo Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu
Neramithu Neramithu Rishi Moolam T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela
Senthoora Poove 16 Vayathinile S. Janaki
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Alaigal Oivathillai
Kannan Vanthu Rettai Vaal Kuruvi
Ooru Sanam Thoongiruchu Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu
Ilampani Thuli Vizhum Neram Aaradhanai(1981 Movie) Manjula Gururaj
Kodai Kaala Kaatre Panneer Pushpangal Malaysia Vasudevan
Kadavul Ullame Anbulla Rajinikanth Latha Rajinikanth & Chorus
Pesa koodathu Adutha Varisu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Rasathi Unnai Vaidehi Kathirunthal P. Jayachandran
En Jeevan Paduthu Neethana Andha Kuyil K. J. Yesudas(ver 1)S. Janaki(ver 2)
Pillai Nila Neengal Kettavai S. Janaki, K. J. Yesudas(Pathos)
Panivizhum Iravu Mouna Ragam S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
Sokkanukku Vaacha Kaaval Geetham
Sangeetha Megam Udaya Geetham S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Antha Nilava Thaan Muthal Mariyathai Ilaiyaraaja, K. S. Chitra
O Butterfly Meera S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Asha Bhosle
Andhi Mazhai Megam Nayakan T. L. Maharajan, P. Susheela
Sorgathin Vasapadi Unnai Solli Kutramillai K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra
Oru Kiliyin Poovizhi Vasalile
Maniyae Manikuyilae Nadodi Thendral Mano, S. Janaki
Kadhorum Lolakku(Asaveri Ragam) Chinna Mapillai
Malaikovil Vasaliley(Asaveri Ragam) Veera Mano, Swarnalatha
Sollividu Velli Nilave Amaidhi Padai
Vetri Vetri(Asaveri Ragam) Kattumarakaran S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
Irandum Ondrodu Panakkaran
Aatthu Mettuley Gramathu Athiyayam Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki
Aasaiya Kathula Johnny S. P. Sailaja
En Vaanilae Jency
Kaalai Nera Raagamey Raasave Unnai Nambi K. S. Chithra
Vaan Megam Poo Poovaai Punnagai Mannan
Thenmadurai Vaigai Nadhi Dharmathin Thalaivan S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malaysia Vasudevan, P. Susheela
Thendral Kaatre Kumbakarai Thangaiah Mano, S. Janaki
Muthirai Eppodhu Uzhaippali S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Suttum Sudar Vizhi Siraichalai M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra, Chorus
Malliga Mottu Sakthivel Arunmozhi, Swarnalatha
Nee Partha Hey Ram Hariharan, Asha Bhosle
Antha Naal Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam Vijay Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal
Paadatha Themmangu Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Minnalae May Maadham A. R. Rahman
Chandralekha Thiruda Thiruda Annupamaa, Suresh Peters
Kadhal Sadugudu Alaipayuthey S. P. B. Charan, Naveen
Porkalam Ange Thenali Srinivas, Gopika Poornima
New York Nagaram Sillunu Oru Kaadhal A. R. Rahman
Thalli Pogathey Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Sid Sriram, Dinesh Kanagaratnam, Aparna Narayanan
Naan Un Alaginile 24 Arijit Singh, Chinmayi
Vennilavin Theril Duet K. J. Yesudas
Yen Ooru Madurapakkam Vaasalile Oru Vennila Deva
Enakenna Perandhava Kizhakku Karai S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
Othayadi Paadhayile Aatha Un Koyilile S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Jikki
Chinna Chinna Sendhoorapandi Mano, Swarnalatha
Muthu Nagaye Samundi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
Pattuvana Rosavam Kanni Paruvathile Shankar–Ganesh Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki
Kadhal Vaibhogame Suvarilladha Chiththirangal Gangai Amaran
Neeradi Vaa Thenrale Mangai Oru Gangai Laxmikant–Pyarelal S. Janaki,Dinesh,Chorus
Valarum Valarum Nilavu Paasamalargal V. S. Narasimhan S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sujatha Mohan
Ullam Ullam Inbathil Kadhal Enum Nadhiyinile Manoj Gyan P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra
Enakoru Snegidhi Priyamaanavale S. A. Rajkumar Hariharan, Mahalakshmi Iyer
Marutha Azhagaro Sundara Purushan Sirpy K. S. Chithra
Pudhu Uravu Nila Pennae Vidyasagar K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela
Nilave Nilave Nilaave Vaa Vijay, Anuradha Sriram
Anbe Sivam Anbe Sivam Kamal Haasan, Karthik
Vaseegara Minnale Harris Jayaraj Bombay Jayashree
Vaigasi Nilavae Unnale Unnale Haricharan, Madhushree
Vaarayo Vaarayo Aadhavan P. Unnikrishnan, Chinmayi, Megha
Mun Paniyaa Nandha Yuvan Shankar Raja S. P. Balasubramaniam, Malgudi Subha
Thuli Thuli Mazhaiyai Paiyaa Haricharan, Tanvi Shah
Irava Pagala Poovellam Kettuppar Hariharan, Sujatha Mohan
Nilave Nilave Saregama Periyanna Bharani
Thirudiya Idhayathai Thiruppi Paarvai Ondre Podhume Harish Raghavendra, K. S. Chithra
Kadavul Thanda Maayavi Devi Sri Prasad Kalpana, S. P. B. Charan
Akkam Pakkam Kireedam G. V. Prakash Kumar Sadhana Sargam
Kaathodu Kaathanen Jail Dhanush,Aditi Rao Hydari
Oru Killi Oru Killi Leelai Satish Chakravarthy Shreya Ghoshal, Satish Chakravarthy
Jilendru Oru Kalavaram Satish Chakravarthy
Nee Paartha Vizhigal 3 Anirudh Ravichander Vijay Yesudas,Shweta Mohan
Velicha Poove Ethir Neechal Mohit Chauhan,Shreya Ghoshal
Kanave Kanave David Anirudh Ravichander
Kaathalae Kaathalae '96 Govind Vasantha Chinmayi, Kalyani Menon, Govind Vasantha

HindiEdit

  • Hume Aur Jeene Ki by [(Kishore Kumar] and [Lata Mangeshkar])

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Alternate notations:
    • Carnatic: S R₂ M₁ P D₁ 
    • Western: C D F G A C
  2. ^ Alternate notations:
    • Carnatic:  N₂ D₁ P M₁ P D₁ M₁ P G₂ R₂ S
    • Western: C B A G F G A F G E D C

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Indian Music - Rag Asavari (AKA Asawari, Asaawari, or Asaavari)". chandrakantha.com.
  • Bor, Joep (ed). Rao, Suvarnalata; der Meer, Wim van; Harvey, Jane (co-authors) The Raga Guide: A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas. Zenith Media, London: 1999.

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