Raag Khamaj

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh Varjya in Aaroh, Both Nishad. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Shadhav - Sampurna
Thaat Khamaj
Vadi/Samvadi Gandhar/Nishad
Time (9 PM - 12 AM): 2nd Prahar of the Night: Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S m P - S' P G
Mukhya-Ang G m P D; G m G; P S' N S'; n D p; m P m G; R S
Aaroh-Avroh S G m P D N S' - S' n D P m G R G S ,N S G m P

Raag Description: This Raag is an ideal melodic format for both type of Shringars, Vibralambh (Separation) and Uttan (Union) Shringar. For this reason, there are more Thumri compositions in this Raag. The mood is light and enthralling but not sedate. With a husky voice that emits the emotion of painful separation and with Khatkas and Murkiyan, the Raag mood is well brought out, decorated with diverse Thumri styles of Panjab, Lucknow and Banaras Gharanas. The following combinations help in bringing out the poetic mood of the Thumri compositions:

,N S G m P; P D; m P m G; G m P D N S'; N S' P; P D P S'; S' n D P; D P m P D P m G m; P m G R; G S; S G m P; G m P D; P n D P; P D P n D P m G; m P G m G R G S; S' R' S' S' n D P; m P m m G R G S; ,n ,D S;


Listen to Raag Khamaj: 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. To buy the book, please contact us. All the following bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.
 

1
Thumri: Nek Jhalak Dikhlaja
Taal: Chanchar Madhya Lay
Theme: Virah Ras
2
Hori: Daar Gayo Sari Rang Ki Gagariya
Taal: Chanchar Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
3
Chota Khyal: Aaj Mori Churiyan Karak Gayi
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
4
Chota Khyal: Ati Madhur Madhur
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Raas Leela, Shri Krishna - Murlidhar
5
Chota Khyal: Chalo Hato Tanarang Mori Na Roko Gail
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
6
Chota Khyal: Chatur Piya Ke Bina Jiyara Hamaro Tarase
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
7
Chota Khyal: Suno Suno Sajanwa Mori Baate
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
8
Dadra: Bansuri Bajay Dinhi
Taal: Dadra Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Murlidhar
9
Sargam: Pa Sa Ni Sa Ni Dh Pa
Taal: Trital Drut