Yadukulakamboji or Yadukulakambodi (yadukulakambhoji) is a ragam in Carnatic music (musical scale of South Indian classical music). It is a janya ragam (derived scale) from the 28th melakarta scale Harikambhoji, and is sometimes spelled as Yadukulakambhoji or Yadukulakambhodi. It is a janya scale, as it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes) in the ascending scale. It is a combination of the pentatonic scale Shuddha Saveri and the sampurna raga scale Harikambhoji.
Structure and Lakshana
Yadukulakamboji is an asymmetric ragam that does not contain gandharam and nishadam in the ascending scale. It is an audava-sampurna ragam (or owdava ragam, meaning pentatonic ascending scale). Its aroha?a-avaroha?a structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
aroha?a : S R2 M1 P D2 S avaroha?a : S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S
The notes used in this scale are shadjam, chathusruthi rishabham, shuddha madhyamam, panchamam and sadharana dhaivatam in ascending scale, with kaisiki nishadham and antara gandharam included in descending scale. For the details of the notations and terms, see swaras in Carnatic music.
There are many compositions set to Yadukulakamboji ragam. Here are some popular kritis composed in this ragam. Hecharikagerara and Sri Rama raghurama composed by Tyagaraja Divakara tanujam and Tyagrajam bhajare by Muthuswami Dikshitar Paramakripa sagari by G. N. Balasubramaniam Kalaith thookki nindradum by Marimutthu Pillai