Raag Megh Malhar (or Raag Megh)

Swar Notations

Swaras Gandhar and Dhaivat Varjya, Nishad Komal. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav-Audhav
Thaat Kafi
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time Rainy Season - All times
Vishranti Sthan S; m; P; - P; m; R;
Mukhya-Ang ,n S R P m R ; m P m R ; m P ; P m n P m R ; R R P m R R S ,n S;
Aaroh-Avroh S (m)R m P ,n S' - S' n P m R S; R ,n S ;

Raag Description: Raag Megh Malhar is a pleasingly sweet melody which resembles Raag Madhumad-Sarang in its basic framework. In Raag Madhumad-Sarang, Sarang Ang is prominent for example: S R m R ; m P n P m R here Rishabh is a Vadi Swar and is rendered straight from Madhyam without any Meend, just like in Raag Vrindavani Sarang. Whereas in Raag Megh Malhar, Rishabh is always rendered by touching Madhyam as a Kan-Swar. Vadi Swar of Raag Megh Malhar is Shadj (Sa). Similarly, in Raag Madhumad-Sarang, n P is rendered straight, whereas in Raag Megh Malhar, n P is rendered in Malhar Ang as (P)n P.

This Raag can be mastered only after learning it from Guru-mukh. Being a very old Raag, Megh Malhar is rendered with the influence of Dhruvpad Ang which uses a lot of Gamak and Meend. This Raag can be freely elaborated in all the three octaves and creates a rather deep atmosphere. The Rishabh-Pancham Sangati with stress on Malhar form as given below will clearly bring out the Raag form:

S ,n ; ,n ,n ,P ; ,P ,n S ; ,P ,n ,P S ; ,P ,n S (m)R ; ,n S (m)R ; (m)R (m)R P ; (m)R m m (m)R ; (m)R S ; ,n P ,n S ; ,n S (m)R m P n P ; m P S' ; P n S' ; P n P S' ; P n S' R' ; R' R' S' ; S' R' S' S' R' S'; n P ; m P n P (m)R S ; ,n S ; (m)R P m R ; R m P n n P ; n n P m R ; R P m n P ; n S' ; n P m R ; ,n R S ;


Listen to Raag Megh Malhar: These bandishen are composed by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang' and are published in his new book 'Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen Vol 2'. This book contains 405 Bandishen from 31 Raags and an Audio CD. To buy this book, please contact us.


1 Bada Khyal - At Ghor Ghor Garjat Aaye
Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Sadra - Rut Aai Sawan Ki Barse
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Bada Khyal - Chamke Ghata Beech
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Boondan Barsai Re (With Both Nishads)
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Boondan Barsai Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Jhimak Jhimak Badarwa Barse
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Meharwa Barse Ri
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Sawan Ke Badara Aaye
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Barsat Ghor Ghor Badara
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Chota Khyal - Boondariya Barse Re
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
11 Sargam - Re Ni Sa Re Pa Ma
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe


Raag Megh Malhar By Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.
Bada Khyal - At Ghor Ghor Garjat Aaye, Taal - Ektal Vilambit
Chota Khyal - Sawan Ke Badara Aaye, Taal - Trital