Raag Mohankauns (different flavor)

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Pancham Varjya. Both Gandhars. Dhaivat and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav - Audhav
Thaat Bhairavi
Vadi/Samvadi Madhyam/Shadj
Time 2nd Prahar of the Night
Vishranti Sthan S; G; m; d; n; - n; d; m; S;
Mukhya-Ang S G m g S ; ,n ,d ; ,n S ; S m G ; m d n d m G ; m G g S;
Aaroh-Avroh S G m d n S' - S' n d m g S;

Raag Description: This Raag is a form of Malkauns, which uses Shuddha Gandhar in Aaroh and Komal Gandhar in Avroh. This Raag is a combination of Raag Jog in Poorvang and Raag Malkauns in Uttarang. It is a straightforward Raag and can be expanded in all the octaves. This Raag has a deep and soothing effect on the audience. Illustrative combinations are:

S ,n ,d ; ,d ,n S ; S G G m ; G m g S ; G m d m ; d n S' ; S' g' S' n d m G ; m n d m G ; m d G ; m g S ;

Despite being a very melodious Raag it has not gained much popularity yet. Very few maestros have sung this Raag, one of them being, Ustad Salamat Ali & Nazakat Ali Khan of Sham Chaurasia Gharana. Acharya Tanarang has followed this flavor of Mohankauns and composed various bandishen.

Originally, Pt. Ravi Shankar, created this Raag as a homage to Mahatma Gandhi. The Aaroh and Avroh being S G m d n S' - S' n d m G ; m R G m G S;. Sometimes, he used Gandhar Komal as a Kan swar very sparingly. Shuddha Rishabh is used in Aaroh in special manner like this: S G m ; m G R G m ; G S; or sometimes S G m ; m R G m ; S;


Listen to Raag Mohankauns: Following bandishen are composed by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'. For more information, please contact us. All the following bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.
 

1
Bada Khyal: Tu Kartar Jag Ko Prati Palanhar
Taal: Jhumra Vilambit
Theme: Bhakti Ras
2
Sadra: Darbar Gave Prabhu Ko Rijhave
Taal: Jhaptal Vilambit
Theme: Bhakti Ras
3
Sadra: Mora Man Laago Re Piya
Taal: Jhaptal Vilambit
Theme: Virah Ras
4
Bada Khyal: Laagat Pad Kamal Siri Guru
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Guru Vandana
5
Chota Khyal: Aai Sahelariyan Saj Dhaj
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
6
Chota Khyal: Aaye Aaye Meherban Gharwa
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
7
Chota Khyal: Aaye More Mandarwa Piya
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
8
Chota Khyal: Gaavat Gun Lay Sur Son
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Sur Sadhana
9
Chota Khyal: Gin Bitaun Ghariyan Tanarang Bin
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
10
Chota Khyal: Mai To Tanarang Sang Nis Jaagi Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
11
Chota Khyal: Mora Rangeela Balma
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
12
Chota Khyal: Preetam Sang Laage Naina
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
13
Chota Khyal: Saajan Ghar Ko Aayena
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
14
Chota Khyal: Soutan Sang Tanarang Bilam Rahe
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
15
Chota Khyal: Tanik Sun Le Mori Bitha
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
16
Sargam: Ga Ma Ga Sa Dha Ni Sa Ga Ma
Taal: Ektal Drut