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';


Listen to Raag Basant: These bandishen are composed by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang' and are published in his new book 'Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen Vol 2'. This book contains 405 Bandishen from 31 Raags and an Audio CD. To buy this book, please contact us. All the following bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.

 

1
Bada Khyal - Sadra: Aai Basant Rut Belariyan Phooli
Taal: Jhaptal Vilambit
Theme: Spring Season
2
Chota Khyal: Aai Aai Rajni Albeli
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Spring Season
3
Chota Khyal: Aai Madhurut Basant
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
4
Chota Khyal: Dalariyan Jhuki Jhuki Jaat Ri
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Spring Season
5
Chota Khyal : Daar Daar Par Bole Koyaliya
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Spring Season
6
Chota Khyal : Rut Basant Upaji Naveli
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Spring Season
7
Chota Khyal: Phool Phoole Dari Dari
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Spring Season
8
Chaturang: Gao Gao Chaturang Guni Jan
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Sur Sadhana
9
Tarana: Na Dre Dre Tanana Tana Derena
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Suitable for Dance
10
Tarana: Dre Te Lana Dre Te Lana Derena
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Suitable for Dance
11
Sargam: Ni Re Sa Re Ni Sa
Taal: Ektal Drut


Hori in Raag Basant By Shri Vishwajeet V. Ringe

Hori: Fagawa Brij Dekhan Ko Chalo Ri Taal: Trital