EP 23 . 25 Jul 17

Understanding Raag Vyawastha

With Pt. Chandrakant Limaye

In the episode

  • The biggest asset of Hindustani classical is the framework of Raag (Raag Vyawastha). Why do we need this framework and how does it help?
  • How is one Raaga’s mood defined? Who defines them? For eg: What is Marwah’s feeling
  • In one of the interviews, Vasant Rao Deshpande mentioned that once Asa-Ali khan Saheb sang Marwah and he realized the span of Marwah is so huge. What does this span/canvas mean?

About Pt. Chandrakant Limaye

Pt.Chandrakant Limaye is the true successor, carrying forward the tradition and singing in an inimitable style of Late Dr.Vasantrao Deshpande.

Panditji holds the listener’s interest, whenever he delivers his performances. With the exposition of prominent ragas, he brings out their depth in his melodious, well-pitched metallic voice. His imaginative mix of classical ragas and excellence in highlighting the special nuances in the lighter genre such as Thumri, Dadra, Tappa, Bhajans, and Marathi Natya Geet leave the listeners in a soul-soothing world of sur and laya. Despite the influence of his Guru, Lt. Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande, and his gayaki, panditji has been able to create his own style and thereby his own identity.