udayaravicandrike is a janya of the 9th mELa, dhuni bhinnaShaDja/dhEnuka. mudduvenkaTamakhi and SSP say the same. I dont know why Sathyavathi says it is a janya of kOkilapriya. It is a ubhaya krama auDava upAnga janya.
Scale SG2M1PN3S* |S*NPMGS ||
Many people still confuse this rAga with SuddhadhanyAsi and mix up the names. SuddhadhanyAsi has N2. MD`s "SrI guruguhumUrtE" is a beautiful kRti as is the one we are dicussing. N3 and G2 are very important swaras in this rAga and have to be emphasized. M is less prominent as compared to Suddhadhanyasi IMHO. If one looks at the swarasthAnas, this rAga is very close to nATa. G2=R3 avarOhaNa is identical and ArOHhaNa is silar except that G3 is missing here along with the D3 which is very rare even in nATa. But the important differences are the handling of the 2 swaras G and N. R3 is always sung with a gamaka from S below it as SR~~ or "SRSR". While G2 is sung with a gamaka from M above as "MGMG" Also N in this rAga can be held as a plain note while in nATa it has an upward gamaka reaching S*.
This kRti is brisk and conveys the beautiful rAga well. G has been correctly emphasized. I also found the anupallavi part "mahArAJ~ni mahAdEvi, mahAmAnini, mAdhavi, mAtangi" very catch. The recurrence of mahA as well as each word starting offbeat sounds nice. The rAgamudre has been incorporated in the sAhitya much the same way as dIkshitar has done (AtmOdaya ravicandrikA).
MD`s SrI guruguhamUrtE is more viLamba than this krti. Also N3 is more prominent in that kRti (e.g yOginI). Otherwise, I did not find much difference.
Here is SRJ`s udayaravicandrike (from a lecdem posted earlier on x-drive)http://rapidshare.de/files/3885714/03ud ... a.mp3.html
Lets have the next one.