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' and will be published in future volumes of the book 'Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen'. For more information, please contact us.


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