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Raag Desh

Desh also Raag Desh is a Hindustani classical raga. The raga is of Audav-sampurna nature, i.e., in its arohana (ascent) only five notes are used, whereas the avarohana (descent) uses all the seven notes. Shuddha Ni is used in the arohana, while Komal Ni (represented as ni below) is used in avarohana. All other swaras are shuddha.

Aaroha: Sa Re, Ma Pa Ni,Sa

Avroha: Sa ,ni Dha Pa,Ma Ga Re, Ga Ni Sa

Pakad: Re, Ma Pa Ni, Sa Re ni Dha Pa,ma ga re

Vadi Swar: Pa

Samvadi Swar: Re

Thaat: Khamaj Thaat

Jaati: Audav-sampurna

Samay (Time)

The raga is to be sung during the first quarter of the night (ratri pratham prahar).

Further Information

Re is very prominent, quite a few times the singer rests on Re, making it a centre to the melody. The Meend from Ma to Re via Ga is one of the most vital features of the raga. The arohana via shuddha Ni, and the transition from Re to komal Ni in the avorahana form an important part of the melodies in this raga. Further, Desh is quite close to neighboring ragas like Tilak kamod, and hence requires skilful rendition to separate itself.

Songs based on Raag Desh:

  • Dukhke din ab bitat nahi
  • Gori tore naina kajar bin kare kare – Main Suhagan Hun 
  • Apko pyar chupaneki buri adat hai – Neela Akash 
  • Takdir ka fasaana – Sehra
  • Eri ayi barakha ritu
  • Chali re chali re mai to des paraye
  • Aji ruthhkar ab kahan jaiega – Aarzu
  • Vande mataramh – Anand Math
  • Phir kahin koi phul khila – Anubhav
  • Bekasi hadse jab guzar jaye – Kalpana
  • Chadariya jhini re jhini – A Kabir bhajan by Anup Jalota
  • Door Koi Gaaye – Baiju Bawra 
  • Kyun Naye Lag Rahe – 1942, A Love Story
  • Sainya jao mose na bolo kahe ko neha lagaye – Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje

Baje Sargam – DD Film – Doordarshan

Vande Mataram – Geeta Bali, Lata Mangeshkar, Anand Math

Kyon naye lag rahe 1942 A LOVE STORY

“Aap ko pyar chhupane ki buri aadat hai”- NEELA AKASH

door koi gaye.. shamshad begum- lata- mohmmad rafi -shakeel badayuni- naushad

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This entry was posted on May 18, 2013 by in Ragas.
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