Raag Deshkar

Swar Notations

Swaras Madhyam and Nishad forbidden (varjya). Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav-Audhav Vakra
Thaat Bilawal
Vadi/Samvadi Dhaivat/Gandhar
Time (9AM - 12 PM): 2nd Prahar of the day : Din ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan P; D; S'; - S'; D; P;
Mukhya-Ang S R G P D ; D G P ; S' D ; P D G P ; G R S ; ,D S
Aaroh-Avroh S R G P D S' - S' D P D G P G R S

Raag Description: Raag Deshkar is similar to Raag Bhoopali but it is different in the way it is sung. The important note here is Shuddha Dhaivat, which is very strong in Deshkar. Pancham is prominent in Aalap and Aalap ends with Pancham. In Raag Deshkar, Dhaivat-Gandhar Sangati is important and Rishabh is Alp in Avroh. The Nyas Swar is Pancham. S' D ; D P ; P D G P - This is Raag Vachak Sangati.

This Raag belongs to Bilawal Thaat. This is a Uttarang Pradhan Raag and can be expanded in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. Combination of notes coupled with the Vakrata facet help in proper description of this Raag as illustrated here:-

S ; S R G P D ; D G P ; P D G P ; S' D ; D S' R' D R' S' ; S' D D P ; P D G P ; G (R)S ; S ,D S ; S G P D P ; G (R)S;


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1 Bada Khyal - Tore Darbaar Gaun
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Sadra - Naad Sur Sangeet
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Bada Khyal - Bhoomi Saji Naval
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Sur Janu Na Lay Nahi Janu
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Baran Baran Ke Phool Phoole
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Madmate Nain Salone
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Man Har Lino Shyam Murari
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Bolan Lagi Chuhu Chuhu
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Ravi Kirane Chai Gagan
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Solhu Singaar Karat Naagari
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Sargam - Dha Pa Ga Pa Dha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe