Nava Rasa (Rasas) Meaning and Usage in Indian Classical Music


Nava Rasa in Indian Classical Music

Nava Rasa (represent 9 sentiments or emotional states)

These 'sentiments' are as follows:

Shringara, a romantic sentiment filled with longing for an absent lover. It contains the holistic aspects of love and is said to represent the universal creative force.

Hasya, is comic, humorous and laughter provoking. It can be shown through syncopated rhythmic patterns or a dialogue between instrumentalists causing amusement.

Karuna, is pathetic, tearful, sad, expressing extreme loneliness for either god or love.

Raudra, is fury or excited anger. This rasa is often used in drama, but in music it can portray the fury of mature degree as in a thunderstorm. Musically it can be shown through many fast, 'trembling' ornaments, producing a scary vibrating effect in the lower ranges of instruments.

Veera, expresses the sentiments of heroism, bravery, majesty and glory. A dignified kind of excitement.

Bhayanaka, is frightening or fearful. It is difficult to express in music through one instrument though it can be managed in an ensemble or vocally.

Vibhasta, is repulsive and disgusting. It is difficult to show through music but has a strong role in drama.

Abdhuta, is wonderment, amazement, exhilaration and even a little fear as if one is experiencing a strange new experience (e.g. a fast fairground ride). Musically extreme speed and virtuoso technique can express it.

Shanta is the last rasa and shows peace, tranquility and relaxation.



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Alankar Saralies 2 (ADVANCED)


Saragam 1
Aaroh:
sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa

Avaroh:
sa ni dha pa ma ga re sa

Saragam 2
Aaroh:
sa re, re ga, ga ma, ma pa, pa dha, dha ni, ni sa

Avaroh
sa ni, ni dha, dha pa, pa ma, ma ga, ga re, re sa

Saragam 3
Aaroh:
sa re ga re ga ma ga ma pa ma pa dha pa dha ni dha ni sa

Avaroh
sa ni dha ni dha pa dha pa ma pa ma ga ma ga re ga re sa

Saragam 4
Aaroh:
sa re ga ma re ga ma pa ga ma pa dha ma pa dha ni pa dha ni sa
Avaroh
sa ni dha pa ni dha pa ma dha pa ma ga pa ma ga re ma ga re sa

Saragam 5
Aaroh:
sa re ga ma pa re ga ma pa dha ga ma pa dha ni ma pa dha ni sa

Avaroh
sa ni dha pa ma ni dha pa ma ga dha pa ma ga re pa ma ga re sa

Saragam 6
Aaroh:
sa ga re ma ga pa ma dha pa ni dha sa

Avaroh
sa dha ni pa dha ma, pa ga ma re ga sa


Mixed Aroh and Avaroh:

sa
sa re sa
sa re ga re sa
sa re ga ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa dha pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa dha n dha pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa ni dha pa ma ga re sa


sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa ni dha pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa dha n dha pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa dha pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma pa ma ga re sa
sa re ga ma ga re sa
sa re ga re sa
sa re sa
sa



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Raga Saranga with Lakshan Geet, Notes and Bandhish with Download Pdf



Aaroh: 
sa re ma pa ni sa
Avaroh: 
sa ni pa ma re sa

Lakshan Geet # 1

Sarang ragini gavat guni,
ga dha verjit sur odav swarupini,
dou nishad ras veer mani (antara)

vadi reshabh samvadi pancham,
samay susammat ya din maadhyam,
sohad sangat pa ni pa ma re sa. (back to start)

Lakshan Geet # 2
Banksi vat jamuna tat,
nirakhat banvari,
ata sugandha mand mand,
chalat pawan pyari (antaraa)

chandra vadan sham rasik
mukut chandra shees lasat,
chandra mukhi priy sharad
chandani ujari (back to star)

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