Raag Dev-Gandhar (Raag Dwi-Gandhar)

Swar Notations

Swaras Dhaivat and Nishad Komal, Both Gandhars. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna-Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Asawari
Vadi/Samvadi Dhaivat/Gandhar
Time (9AM - 12 PM): 2nd Prahar of the day : Din ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan G; m; P; - S'; P; R;
Mukhya-Ang ,d ,n S R G m G m ; d m P n d P ; d m P g R S ; R G m ; P g R S ; d m P g R G m g R S ;
Aaroh-Avroh S R G m P m g R G m P d n S' - S' n d P m P g R G m g R S;

Raag Description: It is a very sweet melody, its unique appeal stems from the application of both Gandhars. This Raag is elaborated similar to Raag Jaunpuri. Raag Gandhari is also a similar Raag but Raag Gandhari employes Komal Rishabh instead of Shuddha Rishabh as in Raag Dev Gandhar. Gandhar is Varjya in Aaroh in Raag Jaunpuri as well as Raag Gandhari but is not varjya in Raag Dev Gandhar.

This is an old melodic form not much in vogue. However, its perfect rendering clearly brings out its melodic beauty as may be realised from the following combinations:

S ; R ,n ; S R G m ; g R ; G m ; m m P ; d m P ; g r G m ; n d P ; Pd dP mP g R G m g R S R ,n ; S R G M ; R G m P ; m ; m P d d n n S' ; R' n d P ; d P g R ; R G m g R ; R S m P S' ; S' R' G' m' ; m' g' R' S' ; R' n ; n d P ; d P m g ; R ; G m ; m g R ; G m g R S;