Raag Adana

Swar Notations

Swaras Gandhar Varjya in Aaroh. Gandhar, Dhaivat and Nishad Komal. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Shadhav - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Asawari
Vadi/Samvadi Shadj/Pancham
Time 2nd Prahar of the Night (9PM to 12AM)
Vishranti Sthan P; n; - S'; P; R;
Mukhya-Ang m P d n S'; S' d n S' ; S' d n P ; m P ; g m R S;  
Aaroh-Avroh S R m P d n S' - S' d n P ; m P g m R S;  

Raag Description: Raag Adana resembles Raag Darbari Kanada, with the difference that Gandhar is forbidden in Aaroh in Adana. This Raag is rendered mostly in Madhya and Tar Saptaks unlike Raag Darbari Kanada, which is more deep and hence is rendered in Madhya and Mandra Saptaks (Octaves). In this Raag, Komal Gandhar and Komal Dhaivat should not be repeated (oscillated) otherwise Raag Darbari Kanada makes its appearance. Like Darbari Kanada, this Raag does not employ Meend and Gamak, as this is a flittering dynamic type melodic form.

Although Gandhar is Varjya in Aaroh, but it is rendered in g m R S in Avroh as it is a Kanada Ang Raag. In Avrohi Taans, sometimes Dhaivat is skipped like - S' n P m g m R S. The Nishad of Aaroh is on a higher shruti then the regular Komal Nishad. The following combination brings out the melodic picture of the Raag -

S R m P ; d n P ; m P S' d n P ; m P ; g m R S   


Listen to Raag Adana: These bandishen are composed by
Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang' and will be published in future volumes of the book 'Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen'. For more information, please contact us.


1 Bada Khyal - Kalna Parat Mohe Piya Bin
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Sun Sun Re Kunwar Kanhai
Taal - Roopak Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Bada Khyal - Bheri Bajai Ran
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Bhawani Dayani Jagdambike Kalike
Taal - Ektaal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Guru Sharan Charan Raj Le Tanarang
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Dadhi Bechan Ko Chali Gujaria
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Karam Karo Kartaar
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Manat Na Mori Baat
Taal - Ektaal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Niki Niki Murali Bajai
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Paar Karo Kartaar
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Chota Khyal - Tanarangwa Sain Kare
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
12 Chota Khyal - Sandeswa Le Ja
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
13 Chota Khyal - Karat Lugwa Ri Charcha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
14 Tarana - Dhitlong Deem Tanana Dhitlong Deem
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
15 Sargam - Re Sa Re Ni Sa Dha Ni Pa
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe