Raag Bhairavi

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh, Gandhar, Dhaivat, Nishad Komal. Madhyam Shuddha.
Jati Sampurna - Sampurna
Thaat Bhairavi
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time 1st Prahar of the day (Sunrise)
Vishranti Sthan S; m; P; - S'; P; m;
Mukhya-Ang g S r S ; g m P ; d m d n S' ; r' S' d P g m r S;
Aaroh-Avroh S r g m P d n S' - S' n d P m g r S;

Raag Description: Any one who claims to know or appreciate music cannot be unaware of the queen of melodies i.e. Raag Bhairavi. The soft (Komal) notes and their smooth rendering with pleasing touches - Khatke, Jhatke and Murkiyan simply mesmerizes the audience. A pleasant sobering atmosphere full of love and piety is created and one feels so close to the Supreme. Its compositions include several Thumris, Bhajans, Ghazals, Songs etc. Since it is an ocean of immense possibilities the melodic combitions can include all the twelve notes with skill.

Raag Bhairavi is an early morning Raag, but it is also used as a concluding piece in the concerts at any time. Illustrative combinations include:

r g r g S r S ; g m P ; P d P ; P d n d m ; d P g m ; P m g m r r S ; ,d S ; S g m P ; P d P ; m M m ; g r S ; S g r m g ; S g P m g S r S ; ,n r ,n ,d ,n ,d ,P ,P ,d ,n ,d S;


Listen to Raag Bhairavi: 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 - Sharda Pad Kanj Yug Me
Taal - Roopak Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Chota Khyal - Mathura Na Jao Kanhaiya
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Daro Na Daro Na Daro Na
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Avigat Avinashi Bhaj Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Bhagwati Sharde Swar De
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Ja Re Ja Re Pathikwa Ja
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Murali Baje Baje Madhuban Me
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Dhrupad - Poorv Gagan Bhanu Udit
Taal - Choutal
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Swar Sagar - Darsan De Sharde Ma
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Thumri - Bekal Jiyra Na Laage
Taal - Trital Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Sargam - Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Dha Pa Ga Sa Re Sa
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe