Raag Alhaiya Bilawal

Swar Notations

Swaras Madhyam Varjya in Aaroh. Both Nishads. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Shadhav-Sampurna
Thaat Bilawal
Vadi/Samvadi Dhaivat/Gandhar
Time 1st Prahar of the Day (6AM to 9AM)
Vishranti Sthan S; G; P; - S'; P; G;
Mukhya-Ang G R G P ; D n D P ; m G R ; G P D N S' ;  
Aaroh-Avroh S R G P D N S' - S' N D P D n D P m G R S;  

Raag Description : Using Komal Nishad in Raag Bilawal makes Raag Alhaiya Bilawal, which produces a pleasing serene atmosphere. However, some refer Raag Bilawal as Raag Alhaiya Bilawal.

The main characteristic of this Raag is Vadi Swar is Dhaivat but it is not a Nyas Swar. The Nyas Swar are Pancham and Gandhar. Komal Nishad (n) is rendered between two Dhaivats like S' N D P ; D n D P. Dhaivat-Gandhar Sangati is important and is Taken in Meend. In Avroh, S' N D P ; D n D P or straight S' N D P m G R S may be taken.

This is a Uttarang Pradhan Raag and is expandable in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. The following combinations are essential and considered to be the very life and soul of the Raag:

S R G ; G m R G P ; P m G ; R G R S ; G m R G P ; D G m G ; G P D m G ; G P D N S' ; S' R' S' ; S' N D P ; D N S' ; S' N D P ; D n D P ; D G m G R S ;


Listen to Raag Alhaiya Bilawal: Following bandishen are taken from the book "Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen Vol I" written by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'. The book contains 285 Bandishen from 31 Raags and an Audio CD. For more information on the book, please click here. To buy the book, please contact us.


1 Bada Khyal - Tero Mukh Neeko Sakhi
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Chota Khyal - Douri Douri Aaye Shyam
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Udan laagi Madhu Gandh Gandh Sakhi
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Man Har Le Gayo Giridhari
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Rain Ho Neend Aaye Na Mohe
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Bamna Re Sagun Bicharo
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Belariyan Phoolan Laagi Ri
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Garwa Lagaye Ri Jasumati Maiya
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Gouwen Charawat Dolat Ban Me
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Sargam - Ma Ga Re Ga Pa Dha Ni Dha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Tarana - Dir Dir Ta Na Na Na Tan Derena
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe