Raag Darbari Kanada

Swar Notations

Swaras Gandhar, Dhaivat and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Asawari
Vadi/Samvadi Rishabh/Pancham
Time 3rd Prahar of the Night
Vishranti Sthan S; R; P; - S'; P; R;
Mukhya-Ang S R g (R)g ; m P d (P)d n P ; n m P S' ; S' (n)d n P m P (m)g m R S ; ,d ,n S;
Aaroh-Avroh S R g m P d n S' - S' d n P m P g m R S;

Raag Description : The Raag Darbari Kanada, said to be created by Miya Tansen, results in a sweet and heavy atmosphere.

In this Raag, Gandhar and Dhaivat are the two prominent notes which have oscillating character. In Aaroh, Gandhar is rendered with a Kan of Rishabh and Dhaivat is rendered with a Kan of Pancham. Whereas in Avroh, Gandhar is rendered with a Kan of Madhyam and Dhaivat with Kan of Nishad.

Dhaivat is skipped in Avroh like S' (n)d n P. This is a Gamak and Meend Pradhan Raag and is generally expanded in Mandra and Madhya Saptaks. The following notations are considered illustrative in Raag manifestation:

,n S R ; R S ; ,n S R S ; S S R R S ,n S ; (,n) ,d ; ,n ,d ,n S ; ,n ,n S ; ,n ,n R ; R g (R)g ; g m P ; (m)g m R S ; R ,n S ; (,n),d (,n),d ,n ,n S ; ,d ,n R S ; m P d (P)d n ; d n S' ; S' (n)d n P ; m P ; n n P m P ; m P ; (m)g g m R S ;


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1 Bada Khyal - Ram Ke Darbaar Baithe
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Rasiya Ghar Jane De Mohe
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Bada Khyal - Radha Raman Shyam
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Baat Na Kar Radha Tanarang San
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Kar Singaar Ras Barsao
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Lagoon Lagoon Pagwa Gururai Mai
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Maalani Harwa Goondh Lao
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Mora Man Tumison Lago
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - More Mandarwa Aaye Ri Piya
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Nainson Nain Milao Gori
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Chota Khyal - Neha Bhari Nazariyon Se
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
12 Chota Khyal - Sajanwa Tum Bin Chain Na
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
13 Sargam - Ga Ma Re Sa Ni Sa
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe