Raag Gaud-Malhar

Swar Notations

Swaras Both Nishad (Shuddha Nishad in Aaroh, Komal Nishad in Avroh). Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Bilawal
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time Midnight (9 PM - 12 Night): 2nd Prahar of the Night in Mansoon
Vishranti Sthan S; m; P; - S'; P; m;
Mukhya-Ang S R G m ; R G m G m ; G R G (R)S ; m P D n P ; m P D N S' ;
Aaroh-Avroh S R G m ; R P ; m P D N S' - S' n D n P m ; G R G (R)S ; R G m ;

Raag Description: Raag Gaud Malhar is a very popular Raag as it is very impressive and melodious. The Raag is also called Gaud by some musicians. This Raag is a combination of Gaud Ang, Shuddha Malhar Ang and Bilawal Ang.

In Aaroh, Poorvang starts with Gaud Ang like: S R G m ; m G m ; G R G (R)S ; R G m P m then this Raag makes its way into Malhar Ang like: S R G m ; m (m)R ; (m)R (m)R P; m P D (n)P ; G P m. In Aaroh, in Uttarang one may render, m P D S' or m P D N S' (Malhar Ang) or P P N D N S' (Bilawal Ang). There are two ways to descend in Avroh, S' D n P (Bilawal Ang) or S' D P m (Shuddha Malhar Ang).

The Sangati S' D P m ; D n P m ; m P D n P m G ; R G R S; is very pleasing. This melody is suited particularly to Vipralambh Shringar (separation of sweethearts). The following combinations are illustrative of the Raag:

S R G m ; m R ; m R (m)R P ; m P D (n)P ; m P D N S' ; R' S' D n P ; D P m G P m ; P ; P N D N S' ; S' D P m ; m R (m)R ; P ; G P m ; S R G m ; G R G m ; G R G (R)S ;


Listen to Raag Gaud-Malhar: These bandishen are composed by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang' and are published in his new book 'Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen Vol 2'. This book contains 405 Bandishen from 31 Raags and an Audio CD. To buy this book, please contact us.


1 Sadra - Mighwa Barse Ri Sakhi
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Chota Khyal - Bole Re Papiharwa
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Garje Re Ghata Ghan
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Ham Tum Sang Na Bolen Bolen
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Kari Ghata Ghir Aai
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Maan Karo Na Abhiman Karo Na
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Mandirwa Meherban Na Aaye
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Piyarwa Ajhun Aaye
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Sawan Ke badra Aaye Ho
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Sargam - Dh Ni Pa Ma Ga Re Ga
Taal - Roopak
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe