Raag Bihag

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Dhaivat forbidden (Varjya) in Aaroh, Both Madhyam. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav-Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Kalyan
Vadi/Samvadi Gandhar/Nishad
Time (9 PM - 12 AM): 2nd Prahar of the Night : Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; G; P; N; - S'; N; P; G;
Mukhya-Ang ,N S G ; G m G ; P M P G m G ; P M G m G R S;
Aaroh-Avroh S G m P N S' - S' N D P M G m G R S;

Raag Description: This is a very sweet melody equally popular with both the beginners as well as experts. P M G m G combination is Raag Vaachak. Madhyam Teevra and Madhyam Shuddha are used as follows: M P G m G or M P D M P G m G or P M D P M P G m G.

In Aaroh, Aalaps or Taans are always started with Madhyam Teevra rather then Madhyam Shuddha like: M P ; M P D G m G ; M P N S' N D P ;. But when Aalaps or Taans are started with any other note, Madhyam Shuddha will be used like: ,N S G m P N S'. In Avroh, Teevra Madhyam is used along with Madhyam Shuddha, like: M G m G; P D P M G m G. In Sapaat Taans (Straight Taans), only Shuddha Madhyam is used in Avroh, like: S' N D P m G R S.

In Avroh, Rishabh and Dhaivat are not used as resting notes however they are used in Meend. In this Raag, Nishad is a prominent note and Aalaps or Taans are generally started from this note. This Raag is full of Shringar Ras. This is a Poorvang Pradhan Raag.


Listen to Raag Bihag: Following bandishen are taken from the book "Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen Vol I" written by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'. All bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe. 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: Rajan Ke Raja
Taal: Ektal Vilambit
Theme: Guru Vandana
2
Bada Khyal - Sadra: Uchat Gai Neendariya
Taal: Jhaptal Vilambit
Theme: Virah Ras
3
Bada Khyal - Sadra: Ginat Rahi Tare Piya Nahi Aaye
Taal: Jhaptal Vilambit
Theme: Virah Ras
4
Bada Khyal: Kaiso hai ye Tero
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
5
Chota Khyal: Jamuna Pe Baje
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Murlidhar
6
Chota Khyal: Jhanan Jhanan Baje
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Balyakaal
7
Chota Khyal: Rang Rang Barse Aaj
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
8
Chota Khyal: Balamuwa Bisro Ri
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
9
Sargam: Pa Ga Ma Ga Ni Sa Ma Ga
Taal: Trital Drut


Raag Bihag By Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang' (Recorded in the Year 1993). Accompanying him is son, Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.
Chota Khyal: Jamuna Pe Baje Taal: Trital


Raag Bihag By Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe, son and disciple of Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'.
Chota Khyal: E Mora Re Mora Re, Taal: Trital