Basant Raag Bandish 16 Matras Allap Taan Music Notes In English

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Basant raag is believed to have originated from Purvi thaat. Re(k) & Dha(k) ara used as komal swar and both Madhyam are used in this raag . Re(k) & Pa are not used in aaroh.Its jati is Audav -Sampurn. In this raag Sa* & Pa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 3 am to 6 am(the last hours of the night).

Basant Raag

How To Read Sargam Notes –

  • “.” is used for Mandra saptak(Lower octave notes) swars.eg- .Pa
  • “*” is user for Taar Saptak (Higher Octave notes) Swars eg – Pa*
  • “(k)” small character is used for komal swars.eg – ( Re(k) , Ga(k) , Dha(k) , Ni(k) )
  • Ma(t) here “(t)” is used for showing teevra swar Ma(t) .
  • “-” is used for Holdong the notes according to the Song.
  • Swars written “ReGa” in this manner means they are playing fast or two swars on one beat.
  • Ma(Ga) or (Ga)Ma Here Ga is Kan Swar or Sparsh Swar and Ma is Mool Swar. (You Can skip the kan swar if not understand how to play)
  • Swars written [ Ni(k)  Pa ] in this manner they are playing or singing in sliding mode means Meend acc to Indian music .
  • { NiSa*Re*Sa* Ni } here this braket {} is used for showing Khatka in which swars are playing fast .

Description of Raag :-

Aaroh – Sa Ga, Ma(t) Dha(k) Re(k)*Sa* Ni Sa*.

Avaroh – Re(k)* Ni Dha(k) Pa, Ma(t) Ga Ma(t)– Ga Ma(t) Dha(k) Ga Ma(t) Ga, Re(k) Sa.

Pakad – Ma(t) Dha(k) Re(k)* Sa*, Ni Dha(k) Pa, Ma(t) Ga Ma(t)– Ga.

Thaat – Purvi thaat

Varjit Swar –Re & Pa

Vadi – Samvadi swar – Sa* and Pa

Jati – Audav -Sampurn

Singing time -3 am to 6 am(the last hour of the night).

Important Notes:-

1.This is utrang pradhan raag. Higher Sa is very shine in this.

2.Anytime sing this raag in spring season.

3.Shudh madhyam is used in aaroh like this – Sa Ma, Ma Ga, Ma(t)Dha(k) Sa*.

Swar of nyas – Ga, Pa and Sa*.

Isotype raag – paraj, purvi and purriyadhanashri.

Important swar combination:-

1.      Pa, Ma Ga Ma(t)– Ga.

2.      Ma Dha(k) Re(k)* Sa*.

3.      Re(k)* Ni Dha(k) Pa, Ma(t)Ga Ma(t)– Ga.

Basant raag question answer-

What are the Aaroh, Avaroh & Pakad of Basant raag  ?

Aaroh – Sa Ga, Ma(t) Dha(k) Re(k)*Sa* Ni Sa*.
Avaroh – Re(k)* Ni Dha(k) Pa, Ma(t) Ga Ma(t)– Ga Ma(t) Dha(k) Ga Ma(t) Ga, Re(k) Sa.
Pakad – Ma(t) Dha(k) Re(k)* Sa*, Ni Dha(k) Pa, Ma(t) Ga Ma(t)– Ga.

What is the Jati of Basant raag ?

Jati – Audav -Sampurn

What is the singing time of Basant raag ?

Singing time -3 am to 6 am(the last hours of the night).

Which swars are used in Basant raag?

Aaroh – Sa Ga, Ma(t) Dha(k) Re(k)*Sa* Ni Sa*.
Avaroh – Re(k)* Ni Dha(k) Pa, Ma(t) Ga Ma(t)– Ga Ma(t) Dha(k) Ga Ma(t) Ga, Re(k) Sa.
Pakad – Ma(t) Dha(k) Re(k)* Sa*, Ni Dha(k) Pa, Ma(t) Ga Ma(t)– Ga.

What is the Thaat of Basant raag ?

Thaat – Purvi thaat

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Basant raag?

Vadi – Samvadi swar – Sa* and Pa

What is the introduction of Basant raag?

Basant raag is believed to have originated from Purvi thaat. Re(k) & Dha(k) ara used as komal swar and both Madhyam are used in this raag . Re(k) & Pa are  not used in aaroh.Its jati is Audav -Sampurn. In this raag Sa* & Pa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 3 am to 6 am(the last hours of the night).