Particular incidents at some parts of the world for the past few days prompted me to write this blog post. I believe this post is a timely one.
At its core, Shubhapanthuvaraali raagam expresses the emotion of ultimate sorrow, although this raagam could signify other emotions as well. Ultimate sadness can be associated with the loss of someone to death or seeing our dear ones suffer. We probably experience tragedy the most in these two situations.
This raagam reminds us of how short life is and teaches us how to make each moment count. In other words, the wisdom that this melodic mode offers is fragility of life a.k.a. 'Memento Mori'.
Malayalam movies have gifted us so many songs in this raagam that reminds us of pain and loss due to several tragic incidents in life. Here are a few examples:
1. Parayoo Nin Hamsagaanam - Unexpected loss of the lady of the household.
2. Raamakadha - Unexpected loss of the man of the household.
3. Yamuna Veruthe, covered by Sou's Voice - Helplessness or desperation of a woman that led her to flex her values.
4. Meghangal by The
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