Ranjani is a Carnatic raga, which is also sometimes written as Ranjini. This raga is a janya of the 59th Melakarta raga Dharmavati.
It is an asymmetric pentatonic scale, which is pleasing and has been more popular in last 50 years. It figures in ragamalikas, slokams, vrittams and light popular songs, as it is a pleasing scale
Structure and Lakshana
Descending scale has N3 in place of R2
This ragam is an asymmetric scale and is classified as an audava-audava ragam (five notes in the ascending and descending scale).
Ascending scale with C as Shadjam (tonic note)
arohana : S R2 G2 M2 D2 S
avarohana : S N3 D2 M2 G2 S
The notes in this scale are chathushruthi rishabham, sadharana gandharam, prati madhyamam, chathusruthi dhaivatam in arohana and additional kakli nishadham in avarohanam, in place of sadharna rishabham (see pictures). From Dharmavati scale (59th melakarta), the panchamam is removed in this scale and the rest are used in asymmetrical manner which gives the pleasing aspect to this ragam.
S R2 G2 S, S N3. D2. S - is a catch phrase that is unique to ragam Ranjani (where N3. and D2. denotes lower octave).
Durmargachara in Rupakam composed by Thyagaraja
Ranjani Niranjani in Rupakam Adi by G.N.Balasubramaniam
Amboruha Padhame Ranjani Raga Varnam by G.N.Balasubramaniam
Neela Mayil Meedhu
Nenjiru varai Ninauvirukkum
Malarayan magizh Deviye by Neela Ramamurthi
Varamarulaga by Geetha Rajasekar
Kalaye Deva Devam by Swathi Thirunal
Bhooshanke Bhushan Sung by Udayalur Sri.Kalyanaraman Bhagavathar
Dakshinamurthe by Dayananda Saraswathi
Dattatherya by Ganapathi sachidanandaswami
Nenjini by N.S.Chidambaram
Sada Saranga by Yoga Narasimhar
Nenjamellam by Padma Veeraragahavan
Nirmala Namathai by N.S.Chidambaram
Vasana Miga by Thirupugazh
Kattiruvenu sung by Ranjani Gayathri
Tamil Movies song on this ragam :
Kadhal Deepamondru - Kalyanaraman - Illiyaraja
Ganesh-Kumaresh - ranjani
BOMBAY HARI MAMA IN BANGLORE NAMASMARAN IN RAGAM RANJANI
About - ranjani
Sri N R Prashanth - Vocal, Sri BV Ragavendra Rao - Violin, Sri Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan - Mrdhangam, Sri S. Karthik - Ghatam.
Un Pugazh Paada- Ranjani Ragam- Neduntheevu Ponn Suhir