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. All bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe. To buy the book, please contact us.
 

1
Bada Khyal: Tero Mukh Neeko Sakhi
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Radha
2
Chota Khyal: Douri Douri Aaye Shyam
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Balyakaal
3
Chota Khyal: Udan laagi Madhu Gandh Gandh Sakhi
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Beauty of Nature
4
Chota Khyal: Man Har Le Gayo Giridhari
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon ki Vyakulta
5
Chota Khyal: Rain Ho Neend Aaye Na Mohe
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
6
Chota Khyal: Bamna Re Sagun Bicharo
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
7
Chota Khyal: Belariyan Phoolan Laagi Ri
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Spring Season
8
Chota Khyal: Garwa Lagaye Ri Jasumati Maiya
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Balyakaal
9
Chota Khyal: Gouwen Charawat Dolat Ban Me
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Balyakaal
10
Tarana: Dir Dir Ta Na Na Na Tan Derena
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Suitable for Dance
11
Sargam: Ma Ga Re Ga Pa Dha Ni Dha
Taal: Trital Drut