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'. 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
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Sadra - Uchat Gai
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Bada Khyal - Kaiso hai ye Tero
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Jamuna Pe Baje
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Jhanan Jhanan Baje
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Rang Rang Barse Aaj
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Sargam - Pa Ga Ma Ga Ni Sa Ma Ga
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe