Raag Bheempalasi

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Dhaivat Varjya in Aaroh, Gandhar and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav - Sampurna
Thaat Kafi
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time (12PM - 3PM): 3rd Prahar of the day: Din ka Teesara Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; m; P; - S'; P; m;
Mukhya-Ang ,n S g m P ; n D P ; S' ; n D P ; m g R S;  
Aaroh-Avroh ,n S g m P n S' - S' n D P m g R S ; ,n S ,P ,n S;  

Raag Description : Among day Raags, Bheempalasi is a very sweet and hauntingly pleasant melody. The initial development via Alaap is done very artistically to produce the Raag mood which is then thrown into waves with Taans. The rendering of Komal Nishad needs practice with these combinations: g m P n S' n S' n S' . Rendering this way will give the required higher shruti to Komal Nishad.

In Avroh Dhaivat is linked with Pancham (i.e. Pancham is used as a Kan-Swar). Like wise Rishabh is linked with Shadj (i.e. Shadj is used as a Kan-Swar). Similarly while rendering Nishad, adjacent Shadj is used as a Kan-Swar (in Meend) likewise Gandhar is rendered with madhyam as a Kan-Swar (in Meend).

This is a Poorvang Pradhan Raag. It is expanded freely in all the three Octaves. This Raag is similar to Raag Aabheri in Carnatic Music. Raag Dhanashree is similarly to Raag Bheempalasi, but Dhanashree has Pancham as a Vadi Swar whereas Raag Bheempalasi has Madhyam as a Vadi Swar.

Illustrative combinations are given below:

S ,n ,n S ; ,n S g R ; S R S ,n ; ,n ,n S ; ,P ,n S g ; g m g R S ; S g m ; m g P ; P m D P m g m ; m g P m P m g m ; g m P g m ; g g R S ; ,n S m ; P m g ; g R S ; S g m P ; m g P ; P m D P ; n D P ; P m D P m ; P m ; g m P n ; S' n n n n S' ; P P S' n R' S' ; S' R' S' n n S' n D P ; P D P m g P m ; g m g R S;  


Listen to Raag Bheempalasi: 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. To buy the book, please contact us. All the following bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.

 

1
Bada Khyal: Sultan Saheb Ko Sumir Re
Taal: Ektal Vilambit
Theme: Bhakti Ras
2
Hori: Bake Salone Shyam Hori Khelan Ko Aaye
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
3
Chota Khyal: Balamuwa Pardes Gavan Keenho
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
4
Chota Khyal: Balihari Jaun Brijlala
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Mahima Varnan
5
Chota Khyal: Chitwan Man Bhai Aaj
Taal: Ada Chautal Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Mahima Varnan
6
Chota Khyal: Mane Naahi Mori Kahi
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Roothna Manana
7
Chota Khyal: Chabi Shyam Sundar Ki Sohe Neeki
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Mahima Varnan
8
Chota Khyal: Charcha Karen Brij Naariyan
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
9
Chota Khyal: Jane Nahi Det Aali Ri Mohe
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Roothna Manana
10
Chota Khyal: Na Chedo Brij Ke Basaiya Mag Bich
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
11
Chota Khyal: Umang Bhari Brij Ki Baalika
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon ki Vyakulta
12
Chota Khyal: Ulajh Gaye Ri More Naina
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
13
Tarana: Tanan Tanan Tan Deem Tan Derena
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Suitable for Dance
14
Sargam: Pa Ma Pa Ga Ma Ga Sa Ga Sa Pa Pa
Taal: Dadra Drut