Melakarta Melodies

Indu & Ruthu Chakras


This is a unique course composed by Fiddling Monk. In this course, the student gets to learn about Melakarta Ragas.

In this particular course you are going to learn “Indu & Ruthu Chakras” through lilting melodies composed by Fiddling Monk in different ragams of the two chakras.

Click on “Know More” to view the introduction video, detailed curriculum, course highlights, FAQs as well

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Melakarta Melodies – Indu & Ruthu Chakras

“Melakartha Melodies” are a unique set of short compositions by Maestro ‘Fiddling Monk’. These melodies are composed in the parent set of ragams called the Melakarta Ragams. There are 72 Melakartha ragams grouped into ’12 Chakras’, each consisting of 6 ragams.
In this course, students get introduced to, and learn melodies in the 1st and 6th chakras namely, “Indu & Ruthu Chakras” .

Students learning any melodic Carnatic music instruments ( for example Veena, Flute, Violin,Nadaswaram etc.) can enrol for this course.

Watch the introductory video by Vidwan Kumaresh (Fiddling Monk) below to grasp the magic! Explore our detailed curriculum, FAQs, and course highlights.
Your musical journey begins here!


Course Highlights

Introduction to Melakartha ragams
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Explore unique "Melakartha Melodies" by Maestro 'Fiddling Monk’
Master melodies from the "Indu & Ruthu Chakras"
Sharpen skills with lesson-wise assignments
Assignments evaluated by experts for guidance
Complete in 10-12 weeks, dedicating 6-8 hours per week

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Melakarta Melodies - Indu & Ruthu Chakras

  • How to navigate through this site

    • How to navigate this website
    • Apps to help tune your violin
    • Bluestacks and Shruti App
    • Interact ! – Submit videos for Feedback
    • How to upload a unlisted YouTube Video
    • Assignment Submission
  • Kanakangi & Chalanattai Melodies

    • Kanakangi Melody
    • Chalanattai Melody
    • Assignment 1 – Kanakangi & Chalanattai Melodies
  • Ratnangi & Shoolini Melodies

    • Ratnani Melody
    • Shoolini Melody
    • Assignment 1 – Ratnangi & Shoolini Melodies
  • Ganamurti & Vagadeeshwari Melodies

    • Ganamurti Melody
    • Vagadeeshwari Melody
    • Assignment 1 – Ganamurti & Vagadeeshwari Melodies
  • Vanaspati & Gangeyabhushani Melodies

    • Vanaspati Melody
    • Gangeyabhushani Melody
    • Assignment 1 – Vanaspati & Gangeyabhushani Melodies
  • Manavati & Ragavardini Melodies

    • Manavati Melody
    • Ragavardini Melody
    • Assignment 1 – Manavati & Ragavardini Melodies
  • Tanarupi & Yagapriya Melodies

    • Tanarupi Melody
    • Yagapriya Melody
    • Assignment 1 – Tanarupi & Yagapriya Melodies
  • Final Assessment - Melakarta Melodies - Indu & Ruthu Chakras


    • Final Assessment


  • Next Steps

    Congrats! Here’s  what’s next…


What is the prerequisite for enrolling in Melakarta Melodies - Indu & Ruthu Chakras?

Students learning any melodic Carnatic music instruments ( for example Veena, Flute, Violin,Nadaswaram etc.) can enrol for this course.

For Violin player – You will need to complete Abhyasa-Chaturthi before enrolling in this course. Please look up Abhyasa-Chaturthi here. In case you are already learning/have learnt Indian Violin and feel you have knowledge of lessons covered in Abhyasa-Chaturthi, please reach out to for completing the prerequisite requirements.

How do we interact with Vidwan Kumaresh R (Fiddling Monk)? How are the lessons taught? How will this be interactive?

Our online learning methodology is unique and interaction and feedback play a key role in your learning. Lessons are pre-recorded video lessons, meticulously composed and crafted,featuring multi-angle video recordings that intricately capture both right and left arm techniques. Students learn from the video lessons and then submit a video recording of what they have learnt(assignment submissions).  Students receive clear detailed video/audio/text feedback with precise instructions to help refine/master their technique. Students can progress to next lesson once they receive feedback on their current submission.

There will also be regular live zoom meeting interactions with Vidwan Kumaresh R (Fiddling Monk).

Please look up the “General Portal – FAQ” section in FAQ page. Most of the answers you are looking for is answered there. Also if you still have questions email us at , or message us on WhatsApp at +918095687401

What are the payment plans available? Is there an Instalment option?

We have multiple options to purchase the courses.
Option 1: One Time Payment plan – This opens all the lessons immediately. Purchase it directly on the website.

Option 2: Instalment Payment plan – In this option the course lessons open up corresponding to the monthly instalment payment. Email us to know about the instalment Payment options at

Option 3: Subscription Payment Plan – In this option, students pay a monthly subscription fee and they start at the course level they need to and automatically progress to next course as and when they finish 1 course. Subscription plans give you access to continuous learning, lots of features like instructor guidance, practice classrooms etc, depending on plan you sign up for. For more details and features of the membership or subscription plans, kindly look up details  “Subscription Plans” or email us at

These options are just to give flexibility of payment options to the student. The material and guidance received are the same in  across plans.

Is there a course order ? Where can I learn about course plan and what course comes before or after?

To understand the musical journey and know about the logical progression of courses, please look up Courses-FAQ section in this link

I am interested, but do not have a violin and not sure what to purchase ?

Please look up the “Violin- FAQ” section in FAQ page. There is a detailed section on what violin to buy and where to procure the same

Post completion of course, how long will l have access to videos for review and practice?

Whether you chose the one time payment option or instalment option, post full payment, you will have complete access to all the lessons and will continue to have post course completion as well.

If you are on a subscription plan, as long as your subscription payments are current, you will continue to have access to current materials as well as unique features of each of the subscription plans. Upon course completion, you will continue to have access to completed course materials for lifetime regardless of your subscription renewal status!

If your subscription plan expires or is not live or active, then you will lose access to one on one classes, webinars, practice classrooms, newer modules/courses/unfinished courses.

If I have any payment or access issues who should I contact?

Our payment platform provider is a secure robust platform, so we do not foresee any issues, still look up the Payment- Faq page.

Question I have is not listed here. Any contact info?

Please look up theFAQ page.
Also if you still have questions, you can always reach us at