Quite surprising that this raga came out of an East Bihar riot. Although they say it has been mutilated(6)
||AbhEri: This can be obtained by descrambling (as hinted by the word riot) E (for East)
and Bihar. It is opined by several scholars that this raga in its original form has
hence must be under naTabhairavi, and the dhaivatam has morphed over time to
chatusruti-dhaivatam (and thus AbhEri is
popularly listed under kharaharapriya mEla). The Although they say it has been mutilated part hints at this
Meditate on Triloka Paripalini - you will find the beginning of this classic in her (7)
||okapari (kokapari): This is the starting word of the composition (beginning of this classic)
"okapari kokapari" of Annamacharya. The answer is right in the clue itself as
This is hinted by you will find ... in her.
What oil rig concealed was a beautiful treasure, one in which Thyagaraja wove magic with many krithis (10)
||rIthigowLa: This can be obtained by descrambling What oil rig as hinted by concealed.
Of course, Thyagaraja has given us many beautiful compositions in this raga.
Manu swallowed broken grain before elaborating on this raga? (8)
||maNirangu: This is obtained by
descrambling (broken) the word grain and inserting
inside the word Manu (as hinted by Manu swallowed).
CIA hand somehow was involved twice to make sure this song was performed properly! (7-7)
||naDachi naDachi: The word naDachi can be obtained by
descrambling CIA hand and appears
twice. This is hinted by somehow was involved twice.
This raga has a strange relationship with its parent. If the parent loses its father, then it becomes the child! (10)
||srIranjani: The parent-child relationship hinted here is between a mELakarta raga and a
this is a kharaharapriya quiz, the mELakarta hinted is kharaharapriya. The janya srIranjani has all the swaras of
kharaharapriya except the panchamam, i.e. the "pa". A colloquial term for father in English is "Pa". So if
kharaharapriya (the parent) omits (loses) the panchamam (its father), you get srIranjani (it
becomes the child).
Make Kharaharapriya's center as the beginning to get this (12)
||harikAmbhOji: The clue hints at
grahabhEdam on the madhyama of kharaharapriya which involves
shifting the shadjam (the beginning) to the madhyamam (the center). The raga that results is
The travel advisory from this classic is clear: Take the highway, avoid the
||chakkani rAja: The clue hints at the meaning conveyed by the pallavi of the song in which Thyagaraja
asks that when the spacious royal path (highway) to salvation is available, why should the mind take
Kharaharapriya with a "pure" rishabham results in this raga (11)
||nATakapriya: The swaras of this raga
differ from kharaharapriya in only the
kharaharapriya uses chatusruti-rishabham, nATakapriya uses shudhdha-rishabham ("pure" rishabham). Of course this
doesn't mean that only shudhdha-rishabham is pure and others are somehow impure, and that is why the clue included
the word pure in double-quotes.
Send an informal greeting over land with a van - should be a classic (7-7)
||sendhil AnDavan: This is a Papanasam Sivan composition. The words can be constructed by piecing
together Send, hi (informal greeting), land and a van.