Raag Sohani

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Pancham Varjya in Aaroh, Pancham Varjya in Avroh. Rishabh Komal, Madhyam Teevra. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Audhav-Shadhav Vakra
Thaat Marwa
Vadi/Samvadi Dhaivat/Gandhar
Time (3 AM - 6 AM) : 4th Prahar of the Night : Sandhi-Prakash Raag
Vishranti Sthan G; D; - D; G;
Mukhya-Ang M D N S' r' S' ; N D N D ; S' r' S' r' N S' N D G M G ;
Aaroh-Avroh S G M D N S' - S' N D N D M G r S ;

Raag Description: Tranquil silent night's pleasingly moist atmosphere is the apt description of this Raag mood as it is rendered late in the night before dawn. The intensity of the feelings find expression as it is rendered largely in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. This Raag belongs to Marwa Thaat. The swar set of Sohani is like those of Raag Marwa and Raag Puriya except Rishabh is Varjya in Aaroh.

In this Raag Dhaivat-Gandhar Sangati is important. In Avroh, D-G Sangati is initiated from Nishad like: N D G M G whereas in Puriya, the D-G Sangati is taken from Madhyam Teevra like: S' N D ; M D G M G. G M D N S' ; S' r' S' r' N S' N D N D ; G M G ; M D N S' r' S' these are the Raag Vachak notes.

The Shadaj Madhyam Bhava relationship between Teevra Madhyam and Shuddha Nishad produces a sweet mesmerizing effect on the audience. The following combinations are illustrative:

S ,N S G ; G M D N D G M G ; G M D N S' ; S' N r' S' r' N S ; S' r' S' r' N S' N D N D ; N D G M G ; G M D G M G r S ; S G M D N S' ;


Listen to Raag Sohani: 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: Aaj Madhumay Yamini Re
Taal: Roopak Madhya Lay
Theme: Shri Krishna - Raas Leela
2
Bada Khyal: Bhed Sur Ke Bata De Ho
Taal: Roopak Madhya Lay
Theme: Sur Sadhana
3
Thumri: Birha Ki Mare Katar Re
Taal: Trital Madhya Lay
Theme: Virah Ras
4
Chota Khyal: Chomchan Chomchan Baje
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Raas Leela
5
Chota Khyal: Kahe Karat Barjori Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
6
Chota Khyal: Lagi Lagan Tumison Tanarang
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
7
Chota Khyal: Madhu Raat Aai Aai Albeli
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shringar Ras
8
Chota Khyal: Sanwariya Murali Bajawe Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Murlidhar
9
Chota Khyal: Sumir Sumir Hari Naam Manuwa
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Bhakti Ras, Jeevan Darshan
10
Chota Khyal: Mohan Ki Bansi Baaji
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Murlidhar
11
Chota Khyal: Laage Nainan Teer Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
12
Tarana: Ud Tana Nana Tana Derena Derena
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Suitable for Dance
13
Sargam: Sa Re Sa Ni Sa Ni Dha Ni Ma Dha
Taal: Ektal Drut