Raag Mand

Swar Notations

Swaras All Shuddha Swaras
Jati Sampurna-Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Bilawal
Vadi/Samvadi Shadj/Pancham
Time (9 PM - 12 Night) : 2nd Prahar of the Night : Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S m P - S' D m G
Mukhya-Ang G m P D S' N D; D P m; m P G R G S
Aaroh-Avroh S R G m P D N P D S' - S' N D P m G R G S;

Raag Description: It is a flittering light melody which sounds natural but is rendered with much difficulty. No Bada-Khayals are composed in this format. Mostly light entertainment types dominate the compositions. Bhajans and Ghazals are aptly composed in this Raag. The basic format belongs to the folk tune of Rajasthan, which is the sung during festive occasions like birthdays, marriages etc.

Illustrative combinations that are best rendered with Khatkas & Murkiyan are

G m P; P D S' N D; D d D Pm mP mm G g G; D d D S'; S'N DP Gm P (with Komal Gandhar & Dhaivat)

S R G S; S R m; m P; mP mm G; S R G S R S ,N ,D; ,D ,P ,N ,D ,P ,m; ,P ,D ,N ,P ,D S; S R m; m P G m P D N; P N D; m; G m P D N; P D S'; S' R' S'R' S'S' N D; DN S'N DP D; m P G; S R G S


Listen to Raag Mand: 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 Sadra - Pardesi Balamuva (Performance)
Taal - Jhaptal
Singer - Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'
2 Sadra - Pardesi Balamva (Bandish)
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Murli wale Jin Ched Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Salaj Panihari Jamuna Jat
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Bhar Aaye Sajan Bin Nain
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Sargam - Dh Ni Sa Ni Dh
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe