Difference between revisions of "Krusṭa"
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By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Krusta, KrusTa, Krusta
The sapta svara system, seven fundamental notes, of Indian music gradually evolved from the seven notes of sāmagāna. These notes are used in chanting the hymns of the Sāmaveda . Kruṣta is the last of the arranged note. The seven notes of Sāmagāna and their equivalents in the saptasvara system of Sāmaveda are given below:
- Prathama - Ga (gāndhāra)
- Dvitīya - Ri (ṛṣabha)
- Tṛtīya - Sa (ṣaḍja)
- Caturtha - ni (niṣāda)
- Mandra - dha (daivata)
- Atisvārya - pa (pañcama)
- Kruṣta - ma (madhyama)
Thus, kruṣṭa corresponds to ma or madhyama of Indian music.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore