Raag Desi

Swar Notations

Swaras Gandhar and Dhaivat Varjya in Aaroh, Nishad Varjya in Avroh. Gandhar and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav-Shadhav Vakra
Thaat Kafi
Vadi/Samvadi Pancham/Shadj
Time (6AM - 9 AM): 1st Prahar of the Day : Din ka Pratham Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; R; P; - P; R; S;
Mukhya-Ang R m P ; D m P S' ; S' P D m P ; R g S R ,n S;
Aaroh-Avroh S R m P n S' - S' P D m P R g S R ,n S;

Raag Description: Raag Desi belongs to Kafi Thaat, however some musicians relate it to Asawari Thaat. Its Vadi is Pancham and Samvadi is Shadj. It has a Vakra structure particularly in Avroh.

In Aaroh, Komal Nishad is sometimes skipped like: R m P D m P S'. In Avroh, one should not render S' D P m g R S, but render S' P D m P R g S R ,n S, which is the Raag Vachak Sangati of Raag Desi. Among many forms of Raag Desi, the one with Shuddha Dhaivat is more popular, however in this format, Komal Dhaivat is also rarely used for beautification of the Raag.

This Raag is mostly sung in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. Following combinations manifest the Raag clearly:

S R ,n S ; ,n S R m P ; m P D m P ; R g S R ,n S ; R m P g R ; m P D P ; D m P S' ; m P n S' ; S' P D m P ; m P d m P g R ; R m g R g R S R ,n S ;


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1 Sadra - Anganwa Jharun Chouk Puraun
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Gobind Ki Benu
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Jiyra Tarse Ri Mori Guiya
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Kadar Mori Re Na Jani
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Kalna Aaye Ri Maiko
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Mohe Ab Ghar Ko Jane De
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Sargam - Re Ma Pa Dha Ma Pa
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe