Raag Chhayanut

Swar Notations

Swaras Both Madhyams. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Kalyan
Vadi/Samvadi Pancham/Rishabh
Time 2nd Prahar of the Night
Vishranti Sthan R; G; P; - S'; P; R;
Mukhya-Ang ,P R R ; R G m P ; G m R S ; S' P R G ; m G m R S R S;
Aaroh-Avroh S R G R ; G P m G R S ; S R G m P D N S' - S' N D P M P D P ; R G m P m G R S;

Raag Description : This is a very sweet Raag that creates its mood and over powers enviornment with its impact. This is a mixture of Chhaya and Nut Raags. R G R S ; D N D P ; R G R S is very attractive, sweet and emotionally swaying. The Shuddha Madhyam is freely used in Aaroh and Avroh but Teevra Madhyam is used only in Aaroh like: D M P ; P D M P or M P D P. In Aaroh, sometimes Shuddha Nishad is skipped to reach Tar Saptak Shadj (Sa') like: R G m P ; P D P P S'. Descending from Tar Saptak Shadj (Sa') to Pancham via Meend at once creates the Raag Mood.

Sometimes Komal Nishad is used as a Vivadi Note, like: R G m n D P. In this Raag the Pancham-Rishabh Sangati (P R or ,P R) is important and Raag Vachak. Using Meend and Kan while rendering heightens the melodic impact of the Raag. Aalaps and Taans are often started with Rishabh.

This Raag is expanded mostly in Mandra and Madhya Saptaks. The nearby Raags are Kedar, Kamod and Hameer. This Raag creates a heavy atmosphere. Following are the illustrative combinations of the Raag:

R R G ; G m P m ; G m R ; R G m P ; P D P R ; R G m P ; m G m R S ; ,P ,P S ; ,P R S ; R G m P D P R ; R R G ; G G m ; P m G m R S ; ,P S R R S ; R G m P ; P D P ; P M D P P R ; G m P S' ; R' S' ; D D P ; D P M P ; R R G ; R G m P D P ; M P M P D P ; D N D P ; R G R S ; ,P S R R S ; R G m n D P ; R R S ;


Listen to Raag Chhayanut: 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 bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.

 

1
Bada Khyal: Ram Kripa Son Beda Paar Lage
Taal: Ada Chautal Vilambit
Theme: Shri Ram
2
Bada Khyal: Kirpa Karo Nath
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Bhakti Ras
3
Dadra: Bansuri Bajaye Kanha
Taal: Dadra Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Raas Leela
4
Chota Khyal: Ghar Angana Kachu Na Suhaye
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
5
Chota Khyal: Murali Manohar Shyam Radha
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Bhakti Ras
6
Chota Khyal: Pari Kan Bansi Ki Dhun
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Murlidhar
7
Chota Khyal: Madmaati Gujaria
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon ki Vyakulta
8
Chota Khyal: Man Mohini Radha
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Radha
9
Chota Khyal: Mero Manuva Tanarang
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
10
Chota Khyal: Kamal Nayan Ghanshyam Tanu Ho
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Mahima Varnan
11
Chota Khyal: Sughar Chatur Balma Mori
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
12
Chota Khyal: Un Bin Kalana Aaye Re Man
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
13
Sargam: Re Ga Ma Dha Pa
Taal: Roopak Drut