Raag Puriya Dhanashri

Raag Puriya Dhanashri

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Raag Description: This Raag occupies very important place among evening melodies. It produces compassion and is emotional in character.The sobriety of its scale makes it very emotional in character. It is embellished with the raudra and bhayanaka or the wrathful and the fearsome while using the dhaivat, madhyam and the rishabh but it also contains the karunakara or compassionate characteristic while using the nishadh.

Notations (स्वर)

Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal. Madhyam Teevra. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

सम्पूर्ण - सम्पूर्ण वक्र (Sampoorna- Sampoorna Vakra)

थाट (Scale)

पूर्वी (C, C#,D, F#, G, G#,B, C')

आरोह (Ascending) :

नि रे सा, नि रे (तीव्र) प, (तीव्र) नि सा (B C# C, B C# E F G, F G# B C)

अवरोह (Descending ):

रे नि प, (तीव्र) ग (तीव्र) रे ग रे सा (C# B G# G, F E F C# E C# C)

वादी (Sonant) -- पंचम (G)

संवादी (Consonant) – षड्ज (C)

पकड (Group of Notes)

नि रे ग, (तीव्र) प, प, (तीव्र) ग, , (तीव्र) ग, रे सा

B C# E, F G, G# G, F E, F E, C# C

Moods: The mood is compassion and emotional

Time Evening

Raga Puriya Dhanashri Based Hindi Songs List:

  • Aake Teri Baahon Mein – Vansh
  • Hai Rama Yeh Kya Hua – Rangeela
  • Kaise Jaoon Piya – Prarthana
  • Kitane Dino Ke Baad Ye Aai - Aaye Milan Ki Raat
  • Koyaliya Ud Ja – Mukesh
  • Labon Se Chumlo – Aastha
  • Meri Saanson Ko Jo - Badalte Rishtey
  • Meri Tumse Yahi - Sri Krishna Bhakti
  • Naari Jeevan – Raftaar
  • Naino Ko Baaten Karne Do – Elaan
  • O Baawari – Prarthana
  • Prem Lagan - Surat Aur Seerat
  • Prem Lagana - Soorat Aur Seerat
  • Pyaasi Ankhiyan - Sampoorna Ramayana
  • Rut Aa Gayi Re - 1947:Earth
  • Tori Jai Jai- Baiju Bawara
  • Tori Jay Jay Karatara - Baiju Bawra
  • Tumne Kya Kya Kiya Hai - Prem Geet

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Raag Todi

Todi

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Raga description: raag todi is also referred to as shuddha todi, miya ki todi or darbari todi. Notes are rendered using meend from rishabh to gandhar and vice versa. Hence, the gandhar used in this raag is of lower shruti then the regular komal gandhar . In aaroh, pancham is generally skipped, while rendering from madhyam to shadj like म ध नि सा'. The form of todi, without pancham is named as raag gurjari todi.

Notations (स्वर)

Rishabh, Gandhar and Dhaivat Komal, Madhyam Teevra. Rest all Shuddha Swaras

जाति

सम्पूर्ण - सम्पूर्ण (Heptatonic – Heptatonic )

थाट(Scale)

तोडी (C, C#,D#, F# G, G#,B, C')

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा रे ( तीव्र) नि सा' (C C# D# F G G# B C)

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' नि प म (तीव्र) रे सा (C B G# G FD# C# C)

वादी -- धैवत (G#)

संवादी -- गंधार (D#)

पकड़ (Group of Notes)

सा रे ग, रे सा, म (तीव्र) ग, रे ग, रे सा

C C# D#, C#C, FD#, C#D#, C#C

Moods: deep and creates an atmosphere full of Bhakti and Karun Ras.

Time (प्रहर):

Afternoon

Raga Todi Based Hindi Movie Songs :

  • Aaj Gaawat Man Mero - Baiju Baawara
  • Ae Ri Aali Piya – Pativrata
  • Ae Ri Main To Prem Diwani – Meera
  • Diya Na Bujhe Ri Aaj - Son Of India
  • Door Dekh Alkapuri - Kavi Kaalidas
  • Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi – Awara
  • Hari Gun Gaa Le - Dil Ki Raahen  
  • Ik Tha Bachpan – Aashirwaad
  • Insaan Bano - Baiju Baawara
  • Ja Ja Re Pathikwa – Lekin 
  • Jab Tum Hi Ho - Pilpili Saahab
  • Jago He Prabhaat - Sant Gyaneshwar
  • Jhoothe Naina Bole – Lekin
  • Khud-E-Bartar Teri - Taaj Mahal 
  • Kuchh Log Mohhabbat Karker – Laava
  • Main To Ek Khaab Hoon - Himalay Ki God Me
  • Mose Rooth Gayo – Vidyapati
  • Raat Suhaani Jaag - Jigri Dost
  • Raina Beeti Jaay - Amar Prem
  • Tere Bachpan Ko - Mujhe Jeene Do
  • Watan Par Jo - Phool Bane Angaare
  • Ye Dhaaga Hai Pyar - Phool Aur Kaanta

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Raag Khamaj

Khamaj

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Raag Description: Raga Khamaj is a representative of the Khammaj Thaat. It uses the shuddha N in Aaroha and komala n in Avaroha. The light and romantic nature of the raga makes is appropriate in a wide variety of compositions, especially thumris, ghazals and devotional music. This Raag is an ideal melodic format for both type of Shringars, Vibralambh and Uttan Shringar With a husky voice that emits the emotion of painful separation and with Khatkas and Murkiyan, the Raag mood is well brought out, decorated with diverse Thumri styles of Panjab, Lucknow and Banaras Gharanas.

Notations (स्वर)

Rishabh Varjya in Aaroh, Both Nishad ( shuddha N in Aaroha and komala n in Avaroha). Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

षाढव - संपूर्ण (Shadhav - Sampoorna)

थाट (Scale)

खमाज ( C, D, E, F, G, A, A#,C' )

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा ग म प ध नि सा' (C E F G A B C')

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' नि ध प म ग रे ग सा, नि सा ग म प (C' A# A G F E D E C, B C E F G )

वादी (Sonant) -- गंधार (E)

संवादी (Consonant) – निषाद (B)

पकड (Group of Notes)

ग म प नि ध म प ध म ग

E F G A# A F G A F E

Moods: The mood is light and enthralling but not sedate. Tender, Remembrance of joy.

Time --    Late evening

Raga Khamaj Based Hindi Songs List:

  • Ab Kya Misal Dun, Main Tumhare Shabab Ki- Aarti
  • Ae Dil Se Dil Mila Le – Navrang
  • Ayo Kahan Se Ghanshyam - Buddha Mil Gaya
  • Bada Natkhat Hai - Amar Prem
  • Chunariya Katati Jae - Mother India
  • Dhal Chuki Shamegam – Kohinoor
  • Hum Apna Unhe Bana Na Sake – Bhanwara
  • Khamaj - Shafqat Amanat Ali
  • Khat Likha De Sanvariya Ke Nam Babu - Aaye Din Bahar Ke
  • Kuch To Log Kahenge - Amar Prem
  • Mere To Giridhar Gopal – Meera
  • Mohabbat Karne Wale- Mehdi Hassan
  • Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bungle Par - Kaala Pani
  • O Sajna Barkha Bahaar Aayi- Parakh
  • Piya Tose Naina Lage Re – Guide
  • Shaam Dhale Jamuna Kinare – Pushpanjali
  • Tere Bina Sajna Lage Na Jiya Hamar – Aarti
  • Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina- Abhimaan
  • Vaishnav Jan To - Narsinh Bhajan
  • Vo Na Aayenge Palatkar - Devdaas 

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Raag Bhairav

Bhairav

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Raag Description : Raag Bhairav is often referred to as the king of morning Raags. It produces a rich atmosphere. The Rishabh and Dhaivat used here are oscillating which is strongly recommended in this Raag and it makes the Raag mood intense.

Notations (स्वर)

Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

संपूर्ण - संपूर्ण (Sampoorna- Sampoorna)

थाट (Scale)

भैरव (C, C#,E, F, G, G#,B, C')

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा रे ग म प नि सा' (C C# E F G G# B C')

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' नि प म ग रे सा (C' B G# G F E C# C )

वादी (Sonant) - धैवत (G#)

संवादी (Consonant) - रिषभ (C#)

पकड (Group of Notes)

प, ग म, रे रे सा

G# G, E F, C# C# C

Moods: feels a rich ocean like atmosphere of this Raag

Time -- Early Morning (Sunrise)

Raag Bhairav Based Hindi Movie Songs

  • Aei Maalik Tere Bande - Do Aankhen Barah Haath
  • Amma Roti De Baba – Sansaar
  • Apne Jiwan Ki – Uljhan
  • Bhor Bhaye Bhairav - Sweekar Kiya Maine
  • Chain Nahi Aaye -
  • Chalo Man Jaayen - Swami Vivekanand
  • Dekho Bijli Dole - Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon
  • Devta Tum Ho – Daayera
  • Dil Ek Mandir Hai - Dil Ek Mandir
  • Dua Kar Gham-e-dil – Anaarkalee
  • Ek Ritu Aye Ek Ritu Jaye - Gautam Govinda
  • Hanse Tim Tim – Sanskar
  • Jaago, Mohan Pyare Jaago - Jagte Raho
  • Kisi Nazar Ko Tera – Aitbaar
  • Main Ek Raja Hoon – Uphaar
  • Man Re Hari Ke Gun – Musafir
  • Mehfil Mein Teri – Albela
  • Meri Veena Tum Bin - Dekh Kabira Roya
  • Mohe Bhul Gaye Sanvariya - Baiju Bawra
  • Mori Paayal Bole - Dus Laakh
  • So Jaa re – Sanskar
  • Sun Ri Pawan – Anuraag
  • Too Hi Sagar – Sankalp
  • Vandana Karo - Ladki Sahyadri Ki
  • Waqt Karta Jo Wafa - Dil Ne Pukara
  • Ye Kaisa Gham - Pyasi Sham
  • Zindagi Ko Sanwaarna – Aalap
  • Zubaan Pe Dard Bhari Daastan - Maryada

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Raag Kafi

Raag Kafi

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Raag Description: This is also referred to as the Bhairavi of night. Both Shuddha Nishad & Gandhar are occasionally used. The atmosphere created is most suitable for both types of Shringar and hence many Thumri & Hori compositions are sung in this Raag.. It is a versatile raga and can be played anytime. The raga has influenced folk music heavily and it is common to find folk songs and Bhajans in this raga. Pure forms of Kafi are rarely performed.

Notations (स्वर)

Gandhar and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

सम्पूर्ण - सम्पूर्ण (Sampurna-Sampurna)

थाट (Scale)

काफी (C, D, D#,F, G, A, A#, C')

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा रे म प ध नि सा' (C D D# F G A A# C')

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' नि ध प म रे सा (C' A G F D C )

वादी (Sonant) -- पंचम (G)

संवादी (Consonant) -- षड्ज (C)

पकड (Group of Notes)

सा रे रे प म

C D DD# F G

Moods: soothing atmosphere which is neither very deep nor very playful.

Time – Midnight

Raag Kafi Based Hindi Movie Songs

  • Aa Ab Laut Chalen - Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai
  • Ae Dunya Kia Tujh Se Kehoon – Suhagan
  • Aisi Laagi Lagan Meera Ho Gayi – Anoop jalota
  • Bairana Neend Na - Chacha Zindabad
  • Balma Aan Baso More Mann mein
  • Biraj Me Holi Khelat Nand Lal – Godaan
  • Chamte Chand Ko - Aawargi Ghulam
  • Dheere Dhere Bol Koi Sun Na Le - Gora Aur Kala
  • Dil Mein Ho Tum  Aankhon Mein - Satyamev Jayate
  • Gaironpe Karam Apnonpe Sitam – Aankhen
  • Hamari Sanson Mein Aaj Tak Woh - Noor Jehan
  • Hori Ho Brijaraja Dulare – Saigal
  • Ik Sitam Aur Meri Jaan Abhi Jaan Baqi Hai - Mehdi Hassan
  • Ishq Ki Garmi-E-Jazabaat Kise Pesha – Ghazal
  • Jalte Hain Arman Mera Dil Roota Hai  - Noor Jehan
  • Kabhi Guncha Kabhi Shola Kabhi Shabnam – Jagjit Singh
  • Kali Ghodi Dwar - Chashm-E-Buddur
  • Kase Kahun Mann ki - Dhool Ka Phool
  • Kasme Vade Pyaar – Upkaar
  • Lat Uljhi Suljha Ja Re Baalam - Noor Jehan
  • Pyaar Bhare  Do Sharmeele Nain - Mehdi Hassan
  • Qarar Lootne Wale Qarar Ko Terse - Munir Hussain
  • Rafta Rafta Woh Meri- Mehdi Hassan 
  • Rim Jhim Rim Jhim Pere Phawar -  Noor Jehan
  • Sab Kuch Luta Ke Hosh Me -  Talat Mehmood
  • Sun Wanjli Di Mithri Taan Way -  Noor Jehan
  • Tere Bheege Badan Ki Kshboo Se - Mehdi Hassan
  • Tu Hai Phool Mere Gulshan Ka - Phool Mere Gulshan Ka
  • Tum Nahin Gam Nahin  Sharab Nahin - Jagjit Singh
  • Tumhara Pyaar Chaahiye Mujhe - Toote Khilone
  • Ye Haqeeqat Hai – Chitra Singh
  • Yeh Raat Yeh Chaandni Phir Kahaan - Jaal

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Raag Durga

Durga

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Raag Description: This is a very popular nocturnal melody which is also very sweet to listen to. रे रे म रे ; , ध , ध सा clarifies the Raag format. Though originally from South Indian Classical Music, this Raag is equally suitable for Hindustani Classical Music style. Khayals and Bandishen and very nicely composed and people practically sway and dance to the melodic compositions. Pancham should not be a resting note in Avroh.

Notations (स्वर)

Gandhar and Nishad Varjya. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

औढव - औढव (Pentatonic - Pentatonic)

थाट (Scale)

बिलावल (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C')

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा रे म प ध सा' (C D F G A C')

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' ध प म रे सा (C' A G F D C )

वादी (Sonant) -- मध्यम (F)

संवादी (Consonant) – षड्ज (C)

पकड (Group of Notes)

सा ध प म ध म रे सा

C A F G A F D C

Moods: soothing atmosphere which is neither very deep nor very playful.

Time : Midnight

Raag Durga Based Hindi Movie Songs

  • Chanda Re Mori Patiya Le Ja – Banjaarin
  • Door Desh Ka – Jawab
  • Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne – Title
  • Hum Intezaar Karenge - Bahu Begum
  • Jaane Wale O Mere - Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne
  • Khet Ko Mooli Baag - Achhuut Kanya
  • Sason Ke Taar Par - Geet Gaya Pattharon Ne   
  • Tu Is Tarah Se Meri - Aap Toh Aise Na The

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Raag Kirwani

Kirwani

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Raga Description: Raga Kirwani is a south Indian raga, assumed to have originated from the Carnatic system of music. Songs in Kirwani raga have a melancholy, heart-rending and sentimental feel. It is a harmonic minor raga with moods of love, devotion and sadness. This Raag is used in instrumental music very often. This Raag is very playful in nature so it is used in Thumri style compositions and also in movie music.

Notations (स्वर)

Gandhar, Dhaivat Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

संपूर्ण - संपूर्ण (Heptatonic - Heptatonic)

थाट(Scale)

Not Defined

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा रे म प नि सा' (C D D# F G G# B C)

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' नि प म रे सा (C B G# G F D# D C)

वादी (Sonant) -- पंचम (G)

संवादी (Consonant) -- षड्ज (C)

पकड़ (Group of Notes)

- प - रे -- सा रे ---, रे -- म प

G# G D D# --C D ---, D—D# F G G# G

Time: Midnight

Raag  Kirwani  Based Hindi Movie Songs

  • Aaj Kal Yaad Kuchh Aur – Nagina
  • Aane Wala Pal Janewala - Gol Maal
  • Aayi Jhum Jhum Raat Ye Suhani - Love Marriage
  • Ae Malik Tere Bandhe Hum - Do Ank Barah Haath
  • Ankhonse Hai Utari - Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon
  • Beqaraar Dil Tu - Dur Ka Raahi
  • Be-Sabab Baat Badhane Ki Zaroorat Kya Hai  – Jagjit Singh
  • Chirag Dil Ka Jalao – Chirag
  • Dukhi Man Mere – Fantoosh
  • E Husn-E-Beparvah Tujhe- Ghulam Ali
  • Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Lagaya – Phagun
  • Ek Radha Ek Meera - Ram Teri Ganga Maili
  • Geet Gata Hun Mai - Laal Pathhar
  • Mai Pyar ka Rahi - Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
  • Main Kahin Kavi Na Ban Jaun - Pyar Hi Pyar
  • Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja – Nagin
  • Meri Bheegi-Bheegi Si – Anamika
  • Nind Na Mujhako Aaye - Post Box No. 999
  • Para Para Hua– Ghulam Ali
  • Pukarta Chala Hun Main  - Mere Sanam
  • Rim Jhim Gire Sawan – Manzil
  • Shola Tha Jal Bujha Hun – Mehandi Hassan
  • Tose Naina Laage – Anwar
  • Tu Hawan – Fiza
  • Tu Pyaar Ka Sagar Hai – Seema
  • Tum Bhi Chalo Hum Bhi – Zamin
  • Tum Bin Jaun Kahan - Pyar Ka Mausam
  • Tumhara Pyaar Chahiye – Shiksha
  • Tumhi Mere Mit Ho - Pyase Panchhi
  • Yaad Na Jaye Beete Dino Ki - Dil Ek Mandir
  • Yeh Raat Bheegi - Chori Chori
  • Yeh Ratein Ye Mausam - Delhi Ka Thug
  • Yeh Sama  - Jab Jab Phool Khile

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