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Understanding Raag Vyawastha

with Pt. Chandrakant Limaye

Complete faith in Guru is necessary for learning good music.

- Pt. Chandrakant Limaye

Pt. Chandrakant Limaye icon

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. Inspite of 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.

Gyan session

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 realised span of Marwah is so huge. What does this span / canvas mean?