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. For more information on the book, please click here. To buy the book, please contact us.


1 Hori - Bake Salone Shyam Hori Khelan Ko Aaye
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Chota Khyal - Balamuwa Pardes Gavan Keenho
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Balihari Jaun Brijlala
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Chitwan Man Bhai Aaj
Taal - Aada Choutal
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Mane Naahi Mori Kahi
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Chabi Shyam Sundar Ki Sohe Neeki
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Charcha Karen Brij Naariyan
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Jane Nahi Det Aali Ri Mohe
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Na Chedo Brij Ke Basaiya Mag Bich
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Umang Bhari Brij Ki Baalika
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Sargam - Pa Ma Pa Ga Ma Ga Sa Ga Sa Pa Pa
Taal - Dadra
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
12 Tarana - Tanan Tanan Tan Deem Tan Derena
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe