Raag Kedar

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh & Gandhar Varjya in Aaroh, Both Madhyams. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav - Sampurna Vakra (occasional use of komal Nishad n in Avroh & Gandhar in Aaroh)
Thaat Kalyan
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time (6PM - 9 PM): 1st Prahar of the Night: Ratri ka Pratham Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; m; P; - S'; P; m;
Mukhya-Ang S m ; m P; M P D P m ; S R S ; M P D P M ; P S'; S' R' S' S' D D P;
Aaroh-Avroh S M P D N S' - S' N D P ; M P D P ; m m R S;

Raag Description: It is generally accepted that there is much thermal energy in this melody and hence it is regarded as the Raagini of Raag Deepak. While preceeding from Shuddha Madhyam (m) to Pancham (P), a touch of Gandhar (G) or a smooth passage from Gandhar (G) to Pancham (P) expressed as m G P is the more common way of instant Raag manifestation.

However, one may avoid Gandhar with repetition of Shuddha Madhyam (m) such as m m P ; m p also. Shuddha Nishad (N) is much less employed in Avroh S' S' D P ; S' R R' S' D D P etc helps in eliminating Nishad. Though an occasional Shuddha Nishad in Avroh is employed: S' N D P M P D P m and Komal Nishad (n) with M P D P ; M P D n D P ; M P m is permitted.

In Aaroh also M P S' ; MP DP MP S' or MP DP S' is preferred to M P D N S' followed by R' S' N S D D P ; D P M P m S R S for better effect.


Listen to Raag Kedar: 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 - Barkha Rut Ki Chandani
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Jake Karan Pragat Bhaye Shri Ram
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Tanarang Madhur Batiyan Kare
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Ambuwa Bourane Ri
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Baje Baje Pag Nupur Paijani
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Daar Daar Par Bolat Koyaliya Eri Aali
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Sargam - Sa Re Sa Pa Pa Ma Pa Dha Ma Ma
Taal - Dadra
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe