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


1 Bada Khyal - Eri Sakhi Sawan Aayo
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Aaj Sawan Chay Rahyo
Taal - Roopak Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Hori - Hori Khelat Banmali Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Radha Sang Jhulat Krishna Kanhayi
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Hori - Chunariya Bhinji Bhinji Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Naina Bhaye Baaware Ho
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Rim Jhim Jhim Rim Jhim Barse
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Saawan Ghan Barse Ri
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chaturang - Mori Araj Suno Shyam Tum
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Sargam - Ma Ga Re Sa Re Ma Pa Sa Sa
Taal - Roopak
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe