Raga Surutti

This week for me started with listening to the Padam/Ashtaragamalika "Pannagendrasayana" by Swathi Thirunal. While looking at the ragas in the ragamalika "Raga Surati" caught my eye and I started researching about it. 

Raga Surutti/Surati is a Janya of the 28th Melakarta Harikamboji. It is a Audava Vakra Sampurna Raga. 

The Arrohanam and Avarohanam is as follows : S R2 M1 P N2 S
                                                                            S N2 D2 P M1 G3 P M1 R2 S

Surutti is considered a very auspicious raga and considered a raga for mangalam like Madhyamavati, Vasanta, Shri and Saurashtram.

Surutti is ancient and a very scholarly raga, i.e. students require a certain amount of musical experience and knowledge to bring out the best of Surutti. 

Some of the most popular kritis are

  1. Angaaraka - The kriti about Mars by Muthuswami Dikshitar in his Navagraha Kritis.This is one of my personal favourites.
  2. Pathiki Haarathere - Tyagaraja kriti
  3. Parvai Onre Podhume - Ootukkaadu Venkata Subbaiyyar
  4. Geethardhamu - Tyagaraja kriti
  5. Pathiki Haarathere - Tyagaraja kriti