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Swara is a musical group.

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Swara is the child of Suchindra Bali.


  1. Swara: In the context of Indian classical music, Swara is a Sanskrit word that means a note in the octave. The seven basic swaras of the scale are named shadja, rishabh, gandhar, madhyam, pancham, dhaivat and nishad, and are shortened to Sa, Ri or Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, and Ni and written S, R, G, M, P, D, N. Collectively these notes are known as the sargam. Sargam is the Indian equivalent to solfege, a technique for the teaching of sight-singing. The tone Sa is not associated with any particular pitch. As in Western moveable-Do solfège, Sa refers to the tonic of a piece or scale rather than to any particular pitch.
  2. Swara is a child marriage custom in tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is tied to blood feuds among the different tribes and clans where young girls are forcibly married to members of different clans in order to resolve the feuds. It is most common among Pashtuns.
  3. Swara a.k.a. Sora Language: Sora, or Savara, is a Munda language of India, spoken by some 288,000 native speakers in South Orissa in eastern India. Sora is written in the Latin and Telugu scripts, as well as the Sorang Sompeng script devised for the language in 1936. Many Sora people have the family name or surname Savara.
  4. Swara Channel is an independently operated 24-hour channel for the Indonesian Parliament. This channel has been established to promote transparency in the process of democracy and is the local equivalent of the US based CSPAN channel. SWARA regularly develops several live and recorded programs for creating political awareness among the people of Indonesia. This channel was established in 1999 with the financial assistance of IFES & USAID.

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Google previewMusic Aesthetics (2007)

by Manorma Sharma

Similarly, Pandit Sharangdev defines Swara in the following way-lmmediately consequent upon Shruti, creamy and resonating, the sound that delights the listener's mind by itself is called Swara. -TMkT VcW/4W 1:3:26 The phrase, Antar- Bhavi ...

Google previewThe Dobe Ju/’Hoansi (2012)

by Richard Lee

Swara is a term associated with behaviors of extreme, almost exaggerated cordiality. Greetings are accompanied by jovial handshaking and backslapping, and sometimes include bawdy joking. The term is also used by a Herero with any Ju ...

Google previewGlobal Trends in Information Systems and Software Applications (2012)

4th International Conference, ObCom 2011, Vellore, TN, India, December 9-11, 2011, Part II. Proceedings by P. Venkata Krishna, M. Rajasekhara Babu, Ezendu Ariwa

A swara is a basic unit of Indian music. Hindustani and Carnatic Music are two forms of Indian music, where the basic concepts of these two are same but differ by the set of Ragas defined in those. In Carnatic Music, there are seven swaras, ...

Google preview101 Raga-s for the 21st Century and Beyond (2005)

A Music Lover's Guide to Hindustani Music by Haresh Bakshi

KANA (swara) [Sanskrit, meaning 'a particle, a grain, implying smallness'] kaNa swara means a note of a very short duration. It is an embellishment. It is the note that is touched, hardly for an instant, before going on to the next note. To put it ...

Google previewPractice Vedic Mathmatics-Skills for Perfection of Intelligence (2005)

by Cosmic Kapoor S.K. & Cosmic Kapoor R.P.

Shat means six, swara means vowel and aarudhen means riding upon; riding upon six vowels (these are: akara, ekara, ukara, rikara, inkara and aikara). bejane shadd garattaka-ambhuj-sashithita bejane (seaded) shadd (six) garattaka ...

Google previewThe Gift of Consciousness (2014)

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (Book One by Gitte Bechsgaard

#H#HRHRISTURTHE RHfaZIGääR: Il 2,221 KLESA-KARMA-VIPAKA-ASAYA| RAPARAMRSTAH PURUSA-VISESAISVARAH |Swara is a special being untouched and unaffected by afflictions, deeds, the results of action, and the latent ...

Google previewThe Music Room (2011)

by Namita Devidayal

Swara means note literally, but it holds a deeper significance than its western definition. It is not just a particular musical frequency that can be found by hitting the right key on a piano or plucking a string a particular way. It is not a mechanical ...

Google previewWorld Crisis and the Gandhian Way (2009)

by Anil Dutta Mishra, S. Narayanasamy

But today Swara means elimination of poverty and hunger, equality between classes and sexes, freedom from fear, and hope for a better future. The Swaraj of Gandhi's dream remains a dream unfulfilled. Today we can pledge to return to ...

Google previewA Physiological Handbook for Teachers of Yogasana (2002)

by Mel Robin

For over a thousand years, the Swara yogis (Swara means breath) have been aware of a natural left-to-right rhythm of the breath and the subtle psychological and physiological changes that this lateral oscillation promotes. The effect, called ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Amponga : A simple cylindrical two-headed drum from Madagascar Amsa : Swara (note) that describes the melodic entity of the Raga.

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Religion (2005)

Hatah-yoga : (ha = the sun [swara]; tha ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Malayan Language (1812)

by William Marsden

Swara mi bukan-nia swara rakshdsa ado-pun szeura mambang dan dewa this voice is not the voice of a demon, but the voice of some celestial spirit. mumbang overplus, over-measure, excess. Running over. Sukdt-an mumbang a measure ...

Google previewTuttle Balinese-English Dictionary (2014)

by Norbert Shadeg

(=swara). suwara 2 intrans command; sing (birds). suwarga K n heaven (=swarga). su-wasa 1 n an alloy of gold and copper. suwasa 2 H n breath (hangkihan L). suwat 1 n a species of bamboo. suwat 2 intrans have lines on ...

Google previewA Dictionary in Sanscrit and English Translated Amended and Enlarged from an Original Compilation Prepared by Learned for the College Fort William (1832)

by Horace Hayman Wilson

and TCW aff, swara mfn. (-H:-wi-j) Greatest. E. s. and www. swara m.

Google previewThe Geographical Dictionary of Ancient and Mediaeval India (1899)

With an Appendix on Modern Names of Ancient Indian Geography by Nundo Lal Dey

swara Mahadeo there.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Principal Languages Spoken in the Bengal Presidency (1837)

Viz. English, Bángálí, and Hindústání. In the Roman Character by P. S. D'Rozario

or to certain notes—sur bândhan, swaramil k. swarer tdin karan–áwáz banáná, alápná, sádhná Modulation, s, act of modulating, inflection as of the voice in singing—swara bindhan, tún, swaramil, suswar, jantrádir sur karan–áwáz bándhná, ...

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The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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