Start with the notes or swaras. (How to map swaras and notes.  The variable nature of swaras)

Find the notes simple enough to play, on the fretboard.

Add two or more notes, get the chords.

Play with right hand fingerpicking.

Try it out…

This video is an overview of how you would do it…

THe same chord melody method is very effective to play fingerpicking arrangements when a vocalist is singing (when you are singing) or an instrument is playing the melody.