Raag Gorakh-Kalyan

Swar Notations

Swaras Gandhar and Pancham Varjya, Nishad Varjya in Aaroh. Nishad Komal in Avroh. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Surtar - Audhav
Thaat Khamaj
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time (9 PM - 12 Night): 2nd Prahar of the Night: Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; m; D; - D; m; R; ,n;
Mukhya-Ang S R m ; R m R S ,n ; ,n D S ; R m D n D S' ; S' n D m R ; m R S ,n ; ,n ,D R S;
Aaroh-Avroh S R m D S' - S' n D m R S ,n ; ,n ,D R S;

Raag Description: Gorakh Kalyan is a very sweet melody. With only four notes in Aaroh: S R m D, its Jati is Surtar.

In this Raag, Madhyam is very strong and is a Vadi Swar as well as a resting note, which differentiates it from Raag Narayani where the Vadi Swar and Nyas Swar is Pancham. In Gorakh Kalyan, Komal Nishad of Mandra Saptak is also a resting note and a main characteristic of the Raag. Nishad is Varjya in Aaroh which makes this Raag different from Raag Bageshree. However Komal Nishad is used as an Alp Swar in Aaroh which enhances its beauty like ,D ; ,n R S ; ,n S R S.

While rendering D m a minute Kan of Pancham is allowed like: D (P)m or m (P)m . But some musicians differ on that and use Pancham sparingly in Avroh. This Raag can be expanded in all the three octaves. This Raag does not have Kalyan Ang. A pleasant and enchanting melodic mood is generated when we develop this Raag as follows:

S R m R S ,n ; ,D ,n ,D ,D S ; ,D S R ; R R m m R ; m m D ; n n D ; m D m R ; ,n ,D S ; S R m R ; m D S' ; S' R' R' S' n D ; m R (P)m R ; ,n ,D S ; S R ,n ,D S ; ,n S R m R ; R m D m ; m D n D ; m D S' ; n S' R' S' ; D n D m ; m (P)m ; R S ,n ; R ,n ,D S ;


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1 Bada Khyal - Bhag Jage More Aaj Aaye
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Tore Gun Gaun Siri Guru
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Sadra - Begun Gun Gaaye
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Bada Khyal - Shyam Nahi Maane Ri
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Balma Bina Chain Na Aaye
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Balma Tanik Sun Le Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Chunariya Mori Bhinj Gai Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Dhan Dhan Bhag Tiharo
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - He Ri Tohe Shyam Bulaye
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Kaase Kahun Birha Ki Batiyan
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Chota Khyal - Langar Mat Pakar Baiyan Mori
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
12 Chota Khyal - Baajo Re Chum Chum Chum Chum
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
13 Chota Khyal - More Piya Ghar Aaye Na
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
14 Chota Khyal - Rang Bhari Ankhiyan Me
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
15 Swar Sagar - Naad Sur Madhur Ras
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
16 Swar Sagar - Shyam Radha Pad Me Rame
Taal - Roopak Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
17 Sargam - Re Ma Dh Sa Ni Dh Ni
Taal - Roopak
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe