Raag Shankara

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Madhyam Varjya in Aaroh, Madhyam Varjya in Avroh. All Shuddha Swaras.(Dhaivat is weak i.e. occasional)
Jati Audhav-Shadhav Vakra
Thaat Bilawal
Vadi/Samvadi Gandhar/Nishad
Time (9PM - 12 Night) : 2nd Prahar of the night : Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; G; P; N; - N; P; G; S;
Mukhya-Ang G P N D S' N ; D P G P ; RG RS ;
Aaroh-Avroh S G P N D S' - S' N P G ; P D P G ; P RG RS;

Raag Description: Veer-Rasa (Roudra Roop for Tandav of Lord Shankara) is the best expression of this Raag. Dhaivat is not straight forward in Aaroh and is rendered like this G P N D S' N. You wake up from a stupor or disturbed state of mind upon hearing this Raag which implies as surge of the life force with the sharp rather bold pronunciation of notes in this melody. The following combinations are illustrative for proper effect:

,N, ,N ,N S ; ,P ,N ,P S ; ,P ,N ,D S ; ,N ,N S ; ,P ,N S G ; G P G ; S G P G ; PD PP G ; P G ; G RS ; ,N S G G P ; P N D S' N ; N P ; G P N N S' ; S' R'S' N ; N D S' N P G ; P G R S;


Listen to Raag Shankara: 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. To buy the book, please contact us. All the following bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.
 

1
Bada Khyal: Mori Aali Ri Baake Chaliya Ne
Taal: Ektal Vilambit
Theme: Virah Ras
2
Bada Khyal: Kalna Parat Aali
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Virah Ras
3
Madhya Lay: Rangeeli Madhuraat Aai
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Shringar Ras
4
Madhya Lay: Bhawani Dayani Amit Sukh Daani
Taal: Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Theme: Maa Durga
5
Hori: Aai Sundari Saj Sab Mil
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
6
Hori: Aai Sundari Saj Sab Mil
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Hori
7
Chota Khyal: Begi Daras Dikha Ja
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon ki Vyakulta
8
Chota Khyal: Koyalia Bole Ri
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Beauty of Nature
9
Chota Khyal: Neeravta Chai Rajni Me
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Beauty of Nature
10
Chota Khyal: Sughar Chatur Balma
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Roothna Manana
11
Chota Khyal: Guni Hi Gun Jane Pahichane
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Sur Sadhana
12
Sargam: Ni Pa Ni Pa Ga Pa
Taal: Trital Drut


Raag Shankara By Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'. Accompanying him is his son, Shri Prakash V. Ringe.
Chota Khyal(Hori): Aai Sundari Saj Sab Mil Taal: Trital