Raag Gaud Sarang

Swar Notations

Swaras Both Madhyams. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Kalyan
Vadi/Samvadi Gandhar/Dhaivat
Time (12 PM - 3 PM): 3rd Prahar of the Day: Din ka Tritiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan G; P; S'; - S'; P; G;
Mukhya-Ang S G R m G P R S ; m G P ; D P S' ; S' D P m G ; G R m G P R S ;
Aaroh-Avroh S G R m G D P N D S' or ,N S G R m G; P M D M P S' - S' N D P M P D P G R m G P R S or S' N D P M P m g ; m g R m G P R S;

Raag Description: Raag Gaud-Sarang, though a daytime melody produces effect like the night melodies. The overall impact of the Raag is identical to that in Raag Kedar or Raag Bihag. (Both night time Raagas). The combination of G R m G P R S is considered Raag-Vachak i.e. characteristics of the melody.

Shuddha Madhyam is a prominent note which is Deergh Swar but not a resting note. Pancham and Gandhar are the resting note of the Raag. Like in Raag Kedar and Raag Hameer the Teevra Madhyam (M) is rendered Vakra as shown here:

S' N D P ; M P D P ; M P ; M P G m ; R G R ; m G ; P M D P M P D P ; M P G m ; R G R ; m G ; P R S;

In Aaroh, alternative to M P D N S' one can proceed like ,N S G m P N S' with Shuddha Madhyam (m) as in Raag Bihag. The nature of this Raag is very complex but for rendering fast Taans particularly in Avroh, the Raag Vachak phrase (G R m G P R S) can be omitted and S' N D P m G R S or S' D P m G m R S may be taken. This Raag is full of Shringar Ras. Following are the illustrative combinations of the Raag:

S G R m G P R S ; G R m G ; P N D N D P m G ; G m P N S' ; S' ; D P m G ; M P M P ; G R m G ; P D P P ; S' R' S' S' ; S' N D P m G ; R G R m G ; P R S ;


Listen to Raag Gaud-Sarang: 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 - Mahima Kahi Na Jaye
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Chota Khyal - Mahadev Shiv Shankar
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Baje Re Ghoongharwa
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Barani Jay Nahi Shobha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Hamari Preet Tum
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Sagri Rain Ke Jage
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Sargam - Pa Re Sa Ni Sa Ga Re Ma Ga
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe