Jana Ranjani

Jana Ranjani is a raga in Carnatic music, classical music of South India. It is a janya raga of Shankarabharanam, 29th in the 72 Melakarta ragas. The Raga is named thus because it induces a feeling of enjoyment (Jana - People and Ranjani - can be enjoyed by people) among the rasikas(audience).

Structure and Lakshana

It is a Vakra sampoorna - Audava ragam i.e. the ascending scale has all the notes in a zig-zag manner and the descending scale has five notes. It's Arohana-Avarohana[1] structure is as follows:

Arohana: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 P N3 S

Avarohana: S D2 P M1 R2 S

Popular Compositions

Related Ragas

This section covers the theoretical and scientific aspect of this rāga.

Janaranjani is very similar to Poornachandrika and these Ragas are known as twin Ragas.[2] Unless sung with perfect sangathis and pidis, it is highly difficult to differentiate between the two.


  1. "Raga Janaranjani : Raga Surabhi". www.ragasurabhi.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  2. "Raga Comparison Poornachandrika And Janaranjani : Raga Surabhi". www.ragasurabhi.com. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  1. http://sowmya.org/2008/01/21/janaranjani-purnachandrika-kedaram-a-clarification/
  2. Ragas in Carnatic music by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy, Pub. 1990, CBH Publications
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