Meaning of murchana in English:


(also murcchana, murchhana)

Pronunciation /ˈmʊətʃənɑː/ /ˈməːtʃənə/


  • In Indian music: each of the fourteen scales of seven notes which start on one of the seven notes of either of the two grama (roughly comparable to modes in Western music). Also (occasionally): a grace note, an ornament.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Russell Day (1860–1900). From Sanskrit mūrchanā solidification, proliferation, an ascending and descending scale, a smooth glide up and down an octave, †a glide of any sort from mūrch- to become solid, thicken, increase.