Raag Lalit

Swar Notations

Swaras Pancham Varjya, Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal, Both Madhyams. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Shadhav - Shadhav Vakra
Thaat Poorvi
Vadi/Samvadi Shuddha Madhyam/Shadj
Time (3AM - 6 AM): 4th Prahar of the night: Ratri ka Chaturtha Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; G; m; - S'; m; G;
Mukhya-Ang ,N r G m M m G r S ; G M d N d M m; r' N d M m; G m M m; G; M G r S;
Aaroh-Avroh ,N r G M d N S' - S' N d; M d M m; G M G r S

Raag Description: This Raag is a sweet mellifluous combination of both Madhyams (Shuddha and Teevra), requiring critical attention to the Komal Dhaivat employed. This note is a shruti in between Shuddha Dhaivat and commonly played Komal Dhaivat of Raag Todi. It is for this reason that its correct position should be rigorously practiced after learning it from the Guru (Gurumukh). Shuddha Madhyam (m) is very prominent in this Raag along with Gandhar. The use of Teevra Madhyam and Shuddha Madhyam, one after the other (M m) gives this Raag a unique character.

The following combinations help in fuller menifestation of its real character that is effective in producing Bhakti and Karuna Rasas:

,N r G m M m ; G M d N d M m ; M d N S' ; M d M S' ; S' r' N d ; M d N M N d ; M d M m ; G m M m ; G ; M G r S ; d M d S' ; S' N r' N d M m ; G r S ;


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1 Bada Khyal - Nirgun Koun Des Biraje
Taal - Roopak Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Sadra - Ajab Tori Maya He Kartaar
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Pyari Batiyan Na Kar Mohan
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Bani Bawari Mai
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Bhai Bhor Mandirwa Aaye
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Bichure Kab Milenge Ho Piya
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Man Sumiran Kar Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Ughrat Nain Aapne
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Kaise Sahan Karun Ye Birha
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Atul Dhan Payo Sur Ko
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Sargam - Ni Re Ga Ma Dh Ni
Taal - Dadra
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe