Raag Durga

Swar Notations

Swaras Gandhar and Nishad Varjya. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav - Audhav
Thaat Bilawal
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time 2nd Prahar of the Night
Vishranti Sthan S; R; P; D; - S'; D; m; R;
Mukhya-Ang m P D ; m R ,D S ; R R P;
Aaroh-Avroh S R m P D S' - S' D P D m R S ,D S ;  

Raag Description: This is a very popular nocturnal melody which is also very sweet to listen to. R R m R; ,D ,D S clarifies the Raag format. Though originally from South Indian Classical Music, this Raag is equally suitable for Hindustani Classical Music style. Khayals and Bandishen and very nicely composed and people practically sway and dance to the melodic compositions. Pancham should not be a resting note in Avroh.

This Raag creates a very soothing atmosphere which is neither very deep nor very playful. Following are the illustrative combinations of this Raag:

R m P D ; P D m ; m P D D m ; D m P D S' ; D D S' S' D D m; m P D ; m R ,D S;


Listen to Raag Durga: 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 - Biti Sari Rain Tanarang Rasiya Ke Bin
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Deen Dayal Kar Do Beda Paar
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Sadra - Atul Vardaani Ma Sharada
Taal - Jhaptal
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Parabramha Parmeshwar Aadi Dev Tu Anant
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Baalamuva More Ghar Aaja Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Chaila Langarwa Shyam Salona
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Man Mohe Brij Balika Shyam
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Soudamini Kada Kada Ke Damke
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Tarana - Tanan Tanan Tan Deem Tadare Dani
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Sargam - Dha Sa Dha Pa Ma Re Sa Re Pa
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe