Raag Basant

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Pancham Varjya in Aaroh. Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal, Madhyam Teevra. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Poorvi
Vadi/Samvadi Tar Shadj/Pancham
Time Second Prahar of the Night or Anytime in Spring Season.
Vishranti Sthan S; G; - S'; P; G;
Mukhya-Ang M d r' S' ; N S' r' N d P ; G M d N M G ; M d G M G ; M G M G r S ;
Aaroh-Avroh S G M d N S' - S' N d P M G M N d M G r S;  

Raag Description: Raag Basant is a Raag for Spring (Basant) season. It is rendered mostly in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. Songs depicting description of the season, besides Shringar and Virah (Separation Pangs) Ras are common.

The Chalan of Raag Basant is influenced by Raag Shree like: N r' S' ; r' N d P. However in Raag Basant, Rishabh is not elongated like Raag Shree. The Raag Vachak Swar Sangati of Basant is P M G M G where the second Madhyam is elongated. Shuddha Madhyam is employed occasionally as S m m G.

This Uttarang Pradhan Raag belongs to Poorvi Thaat. This is a Meend Pradhan Raag and creates heavy atmosphere. The following combinations comprehensively bring out the Raag:

S ,N r S ; S G M P ; M P M G M G ; M G r S ; M d N d P ; G M d N M G ; P M G M G ; M G r S ; M d r' S' ; r' N d P ; M P M G M G ; G M N M G ; P M G M G r S ; S m m G ; m d r' S';


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1 Sadra - Aai Basant Rut Belariyan Phooli
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Chota Khayal - Aai Aai Rajni Albeli
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khayal - Aai Madhurut Basant
Taal - Ektaal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khayal - Dalariyan Jhuki Jhuki Jaat Ri
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khayal - Dar Dar Par Bole Koyaliya
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khayal - Rut Basant Upaji Naveli
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khayal - Phool Phoole Dari Dari
Taal - Ektaal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chaturang - Gao Gao Chaturang Guni Jan
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Tarana - Na Dre Dre Tanana Tana Derena
Taal - Ektaal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Tarana - Dre Te Lana Dre Te Lana Derena
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Sargam - Ni Re Sa Re Ni Sa
Taal - Ektaal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe