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


1 Bada Khyal - Raam Kripa Son Beda Paar Lage
Taal - Aada Choutal
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Kirpa Karo Nath
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Dadra - Bansuri Bajaye Kanha
Taal - Dadra
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Ghar Angana Kachu Na Suhaye
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Murali Manohar Shyam Radha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Pari Kan Bansi Ki Dhun
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Madmaati Gujaria
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Man Mohini Radha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Mero Manuva Tanarang
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Sargam - Re Ga Ma Dha Pa
Taal - Roopak
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe