Raag Bageshree

Swar Notations

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

Raag Description: There are several names besides Bageshree for this Raag like: Bagesari, Bageshwari, Vageshwari etc. and also there are couple of options for Aaroh and Avroh. One Aaroh is already indicated above. According to some maestros, Rishabh and Pancham should be Varjya in Aaroh, which makes it Audhav-Sampurna.

But, if we avoid both Rishabh and Pancham, Raag Shri-Ranjani makes its appearance. Hence, the use of Rishabh in Aaroh makes it different from Raag Shri-Ranjani and Raag Bheempalasi. In Raag Bheempalasi ,n S m g R S or S g m g R S is used. Thats why in Raag Bageshree, R g m g R S or S R g m ; m g R S, these notes seems to be more appropriate (hence the Jati is classified as Shadhav-Sampurna). ,n ,n S ; S m ; m P D m ; m g R S at once creates the Raag mood and the preponderance of D n S m ; m m g; g m D ; g m n n D ; m D n D; m P D m completes the format.

This Raag is suitable for both types of Shringars namely Virah and Karuna. It is a melody that pleases in isolation and is effective in emotional expression.

The illustrative combinations of Raag Bageshree are:
S R S ; ,n ,n S ; ,n ,D ; ,m ,D ,n ,D S; ,D ,n S m ; m g g R S ; ,n ,n S m ; m g ; m D n D M ; m P D m ; m g R S ; G m D S' D n D m ; D S' R' S' n D m ; m P D m ; m g R S ; g m D n D n S'; n S' n n R'; S' R' S' S'; R' S' n S' ; D n D S' ; m D ; D n D m ; m P D m ; m g R S ,n S ;


Listen to Raag Bageshree: 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 - Preet Mori Lagi Re Balma Tanarang
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Katat Nahi Ratiyan Piya Bin Biraha Ki
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Aai Sakhi Madhu Raat Suhani
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Banwari Tore Sang Na Aaj
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Bole Re Nahi Mituwa
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Nain Baware Chain Na Paawe
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Sajana Sajana Mora Laage Na Jiyara
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota-Khyal - Manat Nahi Re Kanhayi
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Jo Hamne Tumse Baat Kahi
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Bhanwar Ras Le Gaye Ri Gaye Ri
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Chota Khyal - Begi Chalo Begi Chalo Ri Sakhiyan
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
12 Chota Khyal - Kaise Kate Ratiyan Piya Bin
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
13 Swar Sagar - Sadh Sargam Saras Shyam Pad Rang Me
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
14 Sargam - Ma Ga Re Sa Re Dha Ni Sa Ma Pa Dha Ni Dha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
15 Tarana - Dretana Derena Taan Derena
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe