Raga guide 2

Every Raga is associated with a particular time of day or a season of the year. Each time of the day (i.e. before dawn, morning, noon, late afternoon, early evening, late night) is associated with a definite emotion. The cycle of day and night as well as the cycle of the seasons are supposed to be analogous to the cycle of life. The explanation of the time associated with each Raga may be found in the nature of the notes that comprise it, or in historical anecdotes concerning the Raga.

Subhra Guha – Raga Bihag (night 10pm-12am) :  Download

Subhra Guha – Raga Bilaskhani Todi (morning 8am-10am) :  Download

Subhra Guha – Raga Brindavani Sarang (afternoon 12pm-2pm) :  Download

Subhra Guha – Raga Chhayanat (late evening 8pm-10pm) :  Download

Subhra Guha – Raga Desh (late evening 8pm-10pm) :  Download

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  1. Sam said,

    November 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Nicely Explained!! my frnd plays sarod (visharad) and my mom is vocalist (visharad) … so i dont have the lack of resources.. and i just adore this post!!! u did a great job 🙂

  2. Navin Aukhez said,

    November 23, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Raga is NOT based on Aroha, Avroha, Pakad n z bandish only,,z chalan is more needy,,please do show to people Good Recordings,,If you people really want to share Knowledge,,Please share IRRELEVANT Outlines,,Raag is made by improvisation evoking Rasas,bhavas n skills which surely bounded by Taal,,Each note explained carefully,,I DONT SAY THAT SUBHRA GUHAJI DOES NOT SING WELL BUT to display Recordings which can make people 2 understand music,,Im A Doctorate in Music,,hindustani Vocal,,learnt under Pt.Vishwanath Shrikhande n Pt. Vidhyadhar Vyas,,

  3. Navin Aukhez said,

    November 23, 2010 at 12:29 am

    the BIG paragraph u posted is of NO use,, Every raag is associated,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :p

  4. Navin Aukhez said,

    November 23, 2010 at 12:31 am

    4 z 1st comment i gave i meant DO NOT GIVE IRRELEVANT oulines,,sory i mistype it above,, 🙂

  5. indianraga said,

    November 23, 2010 at 10:20 am

    This blog is not meant for music experts, leave alone doctorates like you. It is for the naive and the uninitiated. I fail to understand the meaning of ‘irrelevant outlines’. If you mean the paragraph at the start of the post then, I am sorry to say, it is very much relevant to the nature of the post. Moreover, it is not an article really, but just a snippet coming from a highly learned and respected musician. I am not teaching classical music on this blog, only helping the newbies to start appreciating it.

  6. Navin Aukhez said,

    November 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    i am sory,,i didnt intended 2 pull ur legs or 2 hurt ur emotions,,im very sory,,nor im an Expert,,im an ordinary person who likes music like every music lovers,,i wrote this just 4 u 2 put more items,,like,,Rasas,,Chalan,,it wil B more helpful,,i no i said 2 much,,I respect what u inserted in this blog,,Kya faida hai,,yeh sab dalne ke liye,,Aap ,,Aroha,,Avroha,,Singing time,,Vadi,,Samvadi,,Chalan,,Rasas prominent,,nyas swara,,i knew that u R angry and i am sory,,irrelevant is items wich are not realy zat important,,they are biased,,
    Raag Desh:
    aroha: ,N S R M P N S’
    avroha;PNS’R’,n D P,DM GR,,G ‘N S
    Chalan: M G R G SR,,R M P N,P N S’ R’ n D P,,D M G R,G R G S,,S R ‘n ‘D ‘P,,’N S,M G R S,R M P n D P, P D M G R,,G ‘ N S
    Samprakritik: Tilak Kamod,,Sorath
    Nyas:S, R, P,,N
    Singing time: 2nd period of the night
    Romantic Raag,,Shringaar Rasa

  7. Navin Aukhez said,

    November 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    i REALLY RESPECT z person sharing his valuable knowledge,,

  8. indianraga said,

    November 25, 2010 at 11:01 am

    The paragraph comes from a famous quote by none other than Pandit Ravi Shankar. My intention was to convey to my visitors the importance of time in the Raga structures. I have never claimed or tried to teach the finer nuances of Indian classical music. Believe me, if I ever tried to do so (not that, I am qualified for it) most of the fans of this blog will prefer to stay away. People visit this site purely to listen and enjoy the classical songs. They never mind the exclusion of Chalan: M G R G SR,,R M P N,P N S’ R’ n D P,,D M G R,G R G S,,S R ‘n ‘D, and blah, blah, blah.

  9. purnima verma said,

    November 30, 2010 at 6:15 am

    a student as iam ,with no background in classical indian
    i have much to glean and learn from this site in simple vocabulary

  10. indianraga said,

    December 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Well said, Purnima. 🙂

  11. AJ said,

    January 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    BLESS YOU for all that you sharing with us. Is it possible for you to give me Raag Aliya Bilawal, Kedar and Vrindavani Sarang mein any compositions in Dhamar taal. It’d me superr nice of you. God Bless :=)

  12. atul trivedi said,

    January 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    One of the best sites for lovers of Indian Music. I entirely agree that learned ones have access to other resources elsewhere. You are doing yomen service to countless souls who benefit from your desire and efforts to share. True love is very inspiring.

  13. Arup said,

    August 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    This is a wonderful site I stumbled upon so I shared in Twitter and FB. I plan to learn Indian Clasical music but I don’t care about PhD’s etc … I sing from age 2 and like any good music .. the jugalbandi’s of the 2 Ustads I got from here are simply Timeless.

    I came across much of the ragas from film music so my understanding is a bit maybe diluted – but then I am a novice before the sea!

    Great work ! Keep it up.

  14. Hassan Azad said,

    January 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This is really great work. The nuances are clear from Subhra Ji’s singing.

  15. Navin Aukhez said,

    July 12, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I just wanted more incentive..I meant to be more theorical.I hope U guys be positive..He said all these for your welfare.. Music is dying.i mean Hindustani classical music listeners… Youngsters dont like it before they understand what is Indian clasical music..so please instead like a radio playing music please explain n elaborate..I think it will help all of us..
    I think U guys r getting me wrong. N please delete all my comments after this..i dont want to keep myself connected to this blog..Im sorry..I pray that all of our Youngsters get to understand n earn Music before listening..Those learning Music will know Y im saying this..but still mr blogger..delete all my posts..Humbly yours Navin Aukhez

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