Raag Hameer

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Pancham forbidden (Varjya) in Aaroh. Both Madhyams. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Kalyan
Vadi/Samvadi Dhaivat/Gandhar
Time (9 PM-12 Night): 2nd Prahar of the Night: Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; D; S'; - S'; D; P; R;
Mukhya-Ang P ; G m N D ; D P ; G m P G m R S;
Aaroh-Avroh S G m D ; N D S'; or S G m N D P ; G m D N S'; - S' N D P M P D P G m P G m R S; or S' N D P G m R S;

Raag Description: Raag Hameer is a powerful Raag of Veer-Rasa (fills one with enthusiasm and courage of warriors) and is very dynamic. The combinations G M N D ; D D P alone instantly kindle the melodic form.

Employment of Meend and Khatka in arriving at Dhaivat from Nishad adds to tonal beauty. In Hameer, Dhaivat is very powerful and is a Nyas Swar which represents Veer Ras. G m N D ; D D P these are characteristic notes of Hameer. Madhyam Teevra is rendered like: M P G m D.

Uttarang can be started like: G m (N)D N S' or P D P P S' or G m D N D S' or M P D N S'. In Avroh, Gandhar is used in Vakra form like M P G m R S or P G m R S. An occasional deployment of Rishabh in Aaroh is permissible for beautification of the melodic form. For example:R G m D P G m R S. In Avroh, rare deployment of Komal Nishad as a Vivadi Swar is permissible.

This is a Uttarang Pradhan Raag which can be expanded in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. The following combinations illustrate the Raag effectively:

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


Listen to Raag Hameer: 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 - Raj Dulari Radha
Taal - Aada Choutal
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Sadra - Maan Le Kahi Mori
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Sadra - Nazar Nahi Aave Mora Pritam Pyara
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Kachnar Phooli Madhuban Me
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Madhuban Phool Rahi Kachnar
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Ulajhan Ko Sulajha Aa Jaa
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Meherban Na Ghar Aaye Ri
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Sargam - Ga Ma Dha Dha Ni Sa Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe