Kanada (raga group)

Kanada also known as Kannada is a group of ragas in Hindustani classical music. Kanada is derived from Karnata, which suggests that it may have originated in the Carnatic music tradition and Kannada country.[1]

Ragas in this group belong to different thaats, but particularly to the Asavari or Kafi thaat.
Komal Gāndhāra (Ga) and komal Dhaivata (Dha) are vakra (zigzag) in descent and are used in phrases like gMR and dnP.

The following ragas belong to this group (all with the suffix Kanada) :[2]

  1. Abhogi
  2. Adana
  3. Asavari
  4. Basanti
  5. Bageshree
  6. Bhavsakh
  7. Darbari
  8. Devsakh
  9. Gunji
  10. Husseini
  11. Kafi
  12. Kausi
  13. Lachari
  14. Lankashree
  15. Nagadhwani
  16. Nayaki
  17. Rageshree
  18. Raisa
  19. Ramsakh
  20. Shahana
  21. Sughrai
  22. Suha

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joep Bor 1999
  2. ^ Kaufmann 1968

LiteratureEdit

  • Bor, Joep (c. 1997), The Raga Guide, Charlottesville,Virginia: Nimbus Records, archived from the original on 3 December 2003
  • Kaufmann, Walter (1968), The ragas of North India, Calcutta, New Dheli, Bombay: Oxford & IBH Publishing Company