Raag Bhairav

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna-Sampurna
Thaat Bhairav
Vadi/Samvadi Dhaivat/Rishabh
Time 1st Prahar of the day (Sunrise)
Vishranti Sthan S; m; P; d; - S'; d; P; r;
Mukhya-Ang r r S ; d d P ; G m d d P ; G m r r S ; ,N S;  
Aaroh-Avroh S r G m P d N S' - S' N d P m G r S;  

Raag Description: Raag Bhairav is often referred to as the king of morning Raags. It produces a rich atmosphere. The Rishabh and Dhaivat used here are oscillating which is strongly recommended in this Raag and it makes the Raag mood intense.

Rishabh and Pancham are occasionally skipped in Aaroh like: S G m d P or G m d N S'. But in Avroh, Rishabh and Pancham are Deergh like S' N d P or P m G m r r S. In Avroh, Gandhar is skipped like: G m r S. Madhyam is an important note.

There is total freedom for the performance in this Raag and can be expanded in all the three octaves. On hearing the following combination, one feels a rich ocean like atmosphere of this Raag:

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


Listen to Raag Bhairav: 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 - He Ghan Shyam Jago
Taal - Tilwada
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Chota Khyal - Arunoday Neeko Bhayo
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Chidiyan Chuhun Lagi Sakhi
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Murat Man Me Laag Rahi
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Rang Ke Kamal Drig Kholo Shyam Ab
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Sunhari Kirne Chayee Gagan Me
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Sargam - Dha Dha Pa Ma Pa Ga Ma Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Tarana - Na Dir Dir Tanan Tan Derena
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe