Bowli

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Bowli
ArohanamS R₁ G₃ P D₁ 
Avarohanam N₃ D₁ P G₃ R₁ S

Bowli is a Carnatic raga (also spelled as Bauli[1] or Bhauli[2]). This raga is a janya of the 15th Melakarta raga Mayamalavagowla. This raga is known to be a morning raga.

Structure and Lakshana[edit]

Ascending scale with C as Shadjam (tonic note)
Descending scale has one extra note N3

This ragam is an asymmetric scale and is classified as an audava-shadava ragam (five notes in the ascending scale and six notes in the descending scale).[1][2]

The notes in this scale are shuddha rishabham, antara gandharam, panchamam and shuddha dhaivatam in arohana and additional kakali nishadham in avarohanam.

Select compositions[edit]

Kritis[edit]

Film Songs[edit]

Language:Tamil[edit]

Song Movie Composer Singer
Panniner Mozhiyaal Thiruvarutchelvar K. V. Mahadevan T. M. Soundararajan,Master Maharajan
Degam Pon Degam Anbulla Malare Ilaiyaraaja S. Janaki
Kozhi Koovum Vanna Vanna Pookkal S. P. Balasubrahmanyam,S. Janaki
Bhoomiye Enga Puthu Paatu Mano,S. Janaki
Senthazham Poovil Mullum Malarum K.J. Yesudas
Kathiravanai Paarthu Pookkal Vidum Thoothu T. Rajendar
Ponmaanai Mythili Ennai Kaathali S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

Related rāgams[edit]

This section covers the theoretical and scientific aspect of this rāgam.

Scale similarities[edit]

  • Revagupti is a rāgam which has a symmetrical scale matching the ascending scale of Bowli (nishadham is entirely omitted). Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure is S R₁ G₃ P D₁ [c]:  D₁ P G₃ R₁ S[d]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alternate notations:
    • Hindustani: S  G P  
    • Western: C D E G A C
  2. ^ Alternate notations:
    • Hindustani:  N  P G  S
    • Western: C B A G E D C
  3. ^ Alternate notations:
    • Hindustani: S  G P  
    • Western: C D E G A C
  4. ^ Alternate notations:
    • Hindustani:   P G  S
    • Western: C A G E D C

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ragas in Carnatic music by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy, Pub. 1990, CBH Publications
  2. ^ a b Raganidhi by P. Subba Rao, Pub. 1964, The Music Academy of Madras
  3. ^ http://www.karnatik.com/c6881.shtml
  4. ^ "#13–Bowli-The Meditative Morning Raga". Anuradha Mahesh. Retrieved 19 July 2020.