- Malgunji has many elements of Rageshri, Bageshri and a few subtle touches of Jaijaiwanti. It is popularly described as being a combination of Rageshri (in the ascent) and Bageshri ( in the descent). Any raag, however, defies such facile descriptions which should be taken as simple mnemonic devices which help to evoke the general atmosphere of the raag.
- Rageshri is definitely a dominant feature of Malgunji, and Bageshri exists by virtue of the elusive Pancham and the gentle pathos of the komal Gandhar (flat third).
- If traditionally Bageshri evokes feelings of separation from the lover, and Rageshri represents reunion, Malgunji depicts the initial realization of the reunion. The feeling is repeatedly reaffirmed, constantly made present, by the ascending thrust of the Rishab (lacking in both Bageshri and Rageshri) and the blissful lingering on the Madhyam - the vadi (dominant) of Malgunji, Rageshri and Bageshri. - John Campana
Re: RANJITA RAGA ROOP RIT RAKHO
Ga: GYANI GANDHRVA KE GUN GAVO
Ma: MAN MANDIR ME MANTRA MILAO
Pa: PARMESH KE PARMESHISH PAVO
Dha: DHIRAJ DHINTA SE DHYAN DHARO
Ni: NATWAR NAAGAR NACHAT DEKHO
Sa: SATYAM SANGEETAM SWARAM SADHO
"AUM GANPATI SHREE HARI NARAYAN DEVI SARASWATI GURU DEV NAMO"
By Pt. Ravi Shankar Ji