Can any body help me with the name of the raga that has the arohanam and avarohanam of ragam "Mohanam" with just the "Rishabahm" changed to "suddha Rishabam".
There is one raga called ' VARNARUPINI " with the same Arohana and Avarohana of Mohanam except the rishabham. For Rag., Varnaroopini it is Sudharishabham. Rag Varnaroopini is a jenya of 17th Mela Suryakantham. This raga possess some similarity, here and there, to the Hindusthani Rag "Bhatiar". Thanjavoor Sri. G. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, a popular Ashtapadi & Sampradaya Bhajan Singer of Chennai, (Thyagu Bhagavathar), sings Abhangs in this Rag during his Bhanjan performances. To quote an example, the popular Abhang " NAM HE NAGARI VAIKUNTA PANDARI, NANTHATHO SRI HARI PANDURANGA"( a composition of Sant Narahari Sonar)he sings in this rag Varnarupini.