Violinist Lalita is hostng a programme on Kalaignar TV everyday, explaining and playing songs in a raga. Today it was Hindolam and there she slipped while explaining the raga mudra in nIrajAkShi kAmAkShi. She said that the Goddess is worshipped by the Hindola raga. The actual meaning is as follows and I have taken it from 'Eternal Pilgrim' - Raga Mudras series, written by Ravi & Sridhar (RaviSri) in sangetham.com about ten years ago:
hindOLam – a janya of the 20th mELa, the name means a 'swing'. Adi Shankara in his mantramAtrkA puShpamAlastava, describes the Goddess’s jewels as hindOLadyuti hIra pUritatarE, meaning, wearing jewels studded with diamonds reflecting glittering light that moves from side to side. Dikshitar has used the rAga name in the same context, in his nIrajAkshi kAmAkShi, where he describes the Goddess’s jewels as hindOLadyuti hIra maNi mayAbharaNE.
Artistes like Lalitha cannot afford to be flippant, they need to be thorough in their knowledge. My suggestion to Lalitha is, 'If you know something well, say it publicly, otherwise better not to venture into uncharted territory'.