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Melakarta

Adapted from Chapter 8 of 'Kṛtimaṇimālai, English Adaptation, Part III' by Padma Varadan

Śrī Tyāgarāja followed the system of Gōviṅdācārya while Śrī Dīkṣitar followed the system of Veṅkaṭamakhi. A composite tabulation of the Mēḷa rāga-s is as follows:

Mēḷakarta Table
The variants for each svara are shown in the lower case, upper case and italics style.
Mēḷa Cakra Per Gōviṅdācārya
(Tyāgarāja System)
Per Veṅkaṭamakhi
(Dīkṣitar System)
Svara-s
1 Indu (Pā) Kaṉakāṅgi Kaṉakāmbari SrgmPdn
2 Indu (Śrī) Ratṉāṅgi Phēṉadyuti SrgmPdN
3 Indu (Gō) Gāṉamūrti Gāṉasāmavarāḷi SrgmPdn
4 Indu (Bhū) Vaṉaspati Bhāṉumati SrgmPDN
5 Indu (Mā) Māṉavati Maṉōrañjani SrgmPDn
6 Indu (Śā) Tāṉarūpi Taṉukriti SrgmPdn
7 Nētra (Pā) Sēṉavati Sēṉagraṇi SrGmPdn
8 Nētra (Śrī) Haṉumattōḍi Jaṉatōḍi SrGmPdN
9 Nētra (Gō) Dhēṉuka Dhuṉibhiṉṉaṣaḍjam SrGmPdn
10 Nētra (Bhū) Nāṭakapriya Naṭabharaṇam SrGmPDN
11 Nētra (Mā) Kōkilapriya Kōkilāvaram SrGmPDn
12 Nētra (Śā) Rūpavati Rūpavati SrGmPdn
13 Agṉi (Pā) Gāyakapriya Gēyahējjajji SrgmPdn
14 Agṉi (Śrī) Vakuḷabharaṇam Vāṭivasantabhairavi SrgmPdN
15 Agṉi (Gō) Māyāmāḷavagauḷa Māyāmāḷavagauḷa SrgmPdn
16 Agṉi (Bhū) Cakravākam Tōyavēgavāhiṉi SrgmPDN
17 Agṉi (Mā) Sūryakantam Chāyāvati SrgmPDn
18 Agṉi (Śā) Hāṭakāmbari Hāṭakāmbari SrgmPdn
19 Vēda (Pā) Jhaṅkāradhvaṉi Jhaṅkārabhramari SRGmPdn
20 Vēda (Śrī) Naṭabhairavi Nārīrītigauḷa SRGmPdN
21 Vēda (Gō) Kīravāṇi Kīraṇāvaḷi SRGmPdn
22 Vēda (Bhū) Kharaharapriya Śri SRGmPDN
23 Vēda (Mā) Gaurimaṉōhari Gaurīvēḷāvaḷi SRGmPDn
24 Vēda (Śā) Varuṇapriya Vīravasantam SRGmPdn
25 Bāṇa (Pā) Mārarañjaṉi Śarāvati SRgmPdn
26 Bāṇa (Śrī) Cārukēśi Taraṅgi SRgmPdN
27 Bāṇa (Gō) Sarasāṅgi Saurasēṉa SRgmPdn
28 Bāṇa (Bhū) Harikāmbhōji Harikēdaragauḷa SRgmPDN
29 Bāṇa (Mā) Dhiraśankarābharaṇam Dhiraśankarābharaṇam SRgmPDn
30 Bāṇa (Śā) Nāgānandiṉi Nāgābharaṇam SRgmPdn
31 Rutu (Pā) Yāgapriya Kalāvati SrgmPdn
32 Rutu (Śrī) Rāgavardhaṉi Rāgacūḍāmaṇi SrgmPdN
33 Rutu (Gō) Gaṅgēyabhūṣaṇi Gaṅgatāraṅgiṇi SrgmPdn
34 Rutu (Bhū) Vāgadhīśvari Bhōgacchāyanāṭa SrgmPDN
35 Rutu (Mā) Śūḷini Śailadēśākṣi SrgmPDn
36 Rutu (Śā) Calanaṭa Calanaṭa SrgmPdn
37 Riṣi (Pā) Sāḷagam Saugandhiṉi SrgMPdn
38 Riṣi (Śrī) Jalārṇavam Jagaṉmōhaṉam SrgMPdN
39 Riṣi (Gō) Jhālavarāḷi Dhālivarāḷi SrgMPdn
40 Riṣi (Bhū) Navanītam Nabhōmaṇi SrgMPDN
41 Riṣi (Mā) Pāvaṉi Kumbiṉi SrgMPDn
42 Riṣi (Śā) Raghupriya Ravikriya SrgMPdn
43 Vasu (Pā) Gavāmbhōdi Gīrvāṇi SrGMPdn
44 Vasu (Śrī) Bhavapriya Bhavāṉi SrGMPdN
45 Vasu (Gō) Śubhapantuvarāḷi Śivapantuvarāḷi SrGMPdn
46 Vasu (Bhū) Ṣaḍvidhamārgiṇi Stavarājam SrGMPDN
47 Vasu (Mā) Suvarṇāṅgi Sauvīram SrGMPDn
48 Vasu (Śā) Divyamaṇi Jīvantikā SrGMPdn
49 Brahma (Pā) Dhavaḷāmbari Dhavaḷāngam SrgMPdn
50 Brahma (Śrī) Nāmanārāyaṇi Nāmadēśi SrgMPdN
51 Brahma (Gō) Kāmavardhani Kāśirāmakriya SrgMPdn
52 Brahma (Bhū) Rāmapriya Ramāmaṉōhari SrgMPDN
53 Brahma (Mā) Gamanaśrama Gamakakriya SrgMPDn
54 Brahma (Śā) Viśvāmbari Vamśavati SrgMPdn
55 Diśi (Pā) Śyāmaḷāṅgi Śyāmaḷam SRGMPdn
56 Diśi (Śrī) Ṣanmukhapriya Cāmaram SRGMPdN
57 Diśi (Gō) Simhēndramādhyamam Sumadyuti SRGMPdn
58 Diśi (Bhū) Hēmavati Dēśisimhāvaram SRGMPDN
59 Diśi (Mā) Dharmavati Dhāmavati SRGMPDn
60 Diśi (Śā) Nītimati Niṣadham SRGMPdn
61 Rudra (Pā) Kāntāmaṇi Kuntaḷam SRgMPdn
62 Rudra (Śrī) Riṣabhapriya Ratipriya SRgMPdN
63 Rudra (Gō) Latāṅgi Gītapriya SRgMPdn
64 Rudra (Bhū) Vācaspati Bhūṣāvati SRgMPDN
65 Rudra (Mā) Mēcakalyāṇi Śāntakalyāṇi SRgMPDn
66 Rudra (Śā) Citrāmbari Caturāṅgiṇi SRgMPdn
67 Āditya (Pā) Sucaritra Santāṉamañjari SrgMPdn
68 Āditya (Śrī) Jyōtisvarūpiṇi Jyōti SrgMPdN
69 Āditya (Gō) Dhātuvardhani Dhautapañcamam SrgMPdn
70 Āditya (Bhū) Nāsikābhūśaṇi Nāsāmaṇi SrgMPDN
71 Āditya (Mā) Kōsalam Kusumākaram SrgMPDn
72 Āditya (Śā) Rasikapriya Rasamañjari SrgMPdn
The variants for each svara are shown in the lower case, upper case and italics style.



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