Shankara Raag Bandish 16 Matras Allap Taan Music Notes In English

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Shankara raag  is believed to have originated from Bilawal thaat.Re & Ma are not used in aaroh and only Ma is not used in the avaroh. Its jati is Audav-Shadav. All the swars are used as shudha in this raag .In this raag Pa & Sa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is midnight is 12 am to 3 am.

Shankara 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 Shankara:-

Aaroh- Sa Ga, Pa, Ni Dha Sa*

Avaroh-Sa* Ni Pa, Ni Dha, Sa* Ni Pa, Ga Re Sa

Pakad- Ni Dha Sa* Ni – Pa, Ga Pa Ga Sa.

Thaat- Bilawal thaat

Varjit swar in aaroh- Re and Ma

Varjit swar in avaroh- Only Ma

Jati- Audav-Shadav

Vadi- Samvadi swar- Pa and Sa

Singing time -Midnight is 12 am to 3am.

Important notes:-

1.This is Utrang pradhan raag and it’s playing in utar ang of octave and higher octave mostly.

2.Mostly meend are used to coming from Gandhar to higher Sa in avaroh and Rishabh kept small.

3.It is clear from seeing Shankara’s aaroh the use of Dhaivat is curve rather than straight. From seeing that Dhaivat should not count in jati of aaroh. If we do not use Dhaivat then four swar are left. According to rules five swar are necessary in aaroh and avarodh of each raag. So Dhaivat are used in aaroh.

4.Firstly take particle of Re while coming from Pa to Ga after that Ga is used.

Swar of nyas-  Sa, Ga, Pa and Ni.

Similar raag- Maalshri

Important swar combination:-

1.      Ga Pa, ReGa Sa.

2.      Ga Pa Ni Dha Sa* Ni – Pa.

3.      Pa Ga, Pa Ga Sa.

Shankara raag  question answer –

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

Aaroh- Sa Ga, Pa, Ni Dha Sa*
Avaroh-Sa* Ni Pa, Ni Dha, Sa* Ni Pa, Ga Re Sa
Pakad- Ni Dha Sa* Ni – Pa, Ga Pa Ga Sa.


What is the Jati of Shankara raag?

Jati- Audav-Shadav

What is the singing time of Shankara raag?

Singing time -Midnight is 12 am to 3am.

Which swars are used in Shankara raag?

Aaroh- Sa Ga, Pa, Ni Dha Sa*
Avaroh-Sa* Ni Pa, Ni Dha, Sa* Ni Pa, Ga Re Sa
Pakad- Ni Dha Sa* Ni – Pa, Ga Pa Ga Sa.

What is the Thaat of Shankara raag?

Thaat- Bilawal thaat

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Shankara raag ?

Vadi- Samvadi swar- Pa and Sa

What is the introduction of Shankara raag?

Shankara raag is believed to have originated from Bilawal thaat.Re & Ma are not used in aaroh and only Ma is not used in the avaroh. Its jati is Audav-Shadav. All the swars are used as shudha in this raag .In this raag Pa & Sa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is midnight is 12 am to 3 am.