Raag Des

Swar Notations

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

Raag Description : This Raag is a very sweet melody that announces itself with the combination D s m G R - G ,N s S. The musical compositions in this Raag bear the Shadja-Pancham (S-P) and Shadja-Madhyam (S-m) Bhava and therefore very pleasing and essentially melodic. The following combinations are illustrative:
R R m G R s; D P n D P s; R' R' m' G' R' s; G' N s S' s; D s m s P; N N N S'  

Though R m P N S' is more regularly rendered, one can also eliminate Nishad to give R m P S'; m P S' s; P N S' R' N S'. Also one may adopt N S' P; P m G R G; ,N s S in place of usual D s m G R; G ,N s


Listen to Raag Des: 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: Eri Sakhi Sawan Aayo
Taal: Ektal Vilambit
Theme: Virah Ras
2
Bada Khyal: Aaj Sawan Chay Rahyo
Taal: Roopak Madhya Lay
Theme: Virah Ras
3
Hori: Hori Khelat Banmali Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
4
Hori: Chunariya Bhinji Bhinji Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
5
Jhoola: Radha Sang Jhulat Krishna Kanhayi
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Jhoola
6
Chota Khyal: Naina Bhaye Baaware Ho
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon ki Vyakulta
7
Chota Khyal: Rim Jhim Jhim Rim Jhim Barse
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras, Rainy Season
8
Chota Khyal: Saawan Ghan Barse Ri
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras, Rainy Season
9
Chota Khyal: Aayo Ri Basant Mori Aali
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Spring Season
10
Chota Khyal: Jhar Jhar Jhar Barse
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Rainy Season, Virah Ras
11
Chota Khyal: Madhu Rajni Aai Pyari
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Night Time, Shri Krishna - Murlidhar
12
Chota Khyal: Mohe Sanwaar De Sanwariya Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
13
Chaturang: Mori Araj Suno Shyam Tum
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad, Suitable for Dance
14
Sargam: Ma Ga Re Sa Re Ma Pa Sa Sa
Taal: Roopak Drut


Hori in Raag Des By Shri Vishwajeet V. Ringe.

Hori: Holi Khelat Banmali Re Taal: Trital