Meaning of melakarta in English:

melakarta

Pronunciation /ˌmeɪləˈkɑːtə/

noun

Music
  • In Carnatic music: a grouping of ragas.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Arthur Strangways (1859–1948), music critic and editor. From modern Sanskrit melākartā from modern Sanskrit melā + Sanskrit kartā maker from kṛ- to make.