Sur Malhar Raag Bandish 16 Matras Allap Taan Music Notes In English

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Sur Malhar raag is believed to have originated from Kaphi thaat. Ni is used as shudha swar in aaroh and Ni(k) is used as komal swar in avaroh .Ga & Dha are not used in aaroh and  Ga is not used in avaroh. Its jati is Audav –Shadav. In this raag Ma & Sa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is noon time 12 pm to 3 pm.

Sur Malhar 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 Ma Re Ma, Pa, Ni Sa*.

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

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

Thaat- Kaphi thaat

Varjit swar – Ga and Dha

Vadi – Samvadi swar – Ma and Sa.

Jati – Audav – Shadav

Singing time – Noon time 12 pm to 3 pm.

Important Notes:-      

1.This raag is created by surdas therefore it’s know as sur malhar.

2.This seasonal raag. Hence this is sing anytime in rainy season.

3.It’s clear from the name this is type of malhar. Very less people believe this is type of kanhda and used soft gandhar.

4.The association of Re Pa, Re Ma, ni Pa and Ma Re is used again and again in this raag which is very ear loving. Ma Re and Re Pa is indicative of malhar.

5.Raag sur malhar is sing by sur malhar. This is combination of sarang and malhar.

6.This is utrang pradhan raag. It’s play in middle and higher octaves.

Sur Malhar raag question answer –

What are the Aaroh, Avaroh & Pakad of Sur Malhar raag ?

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

What is the Jati of Sur Malhar raag?

Jati – Audav – Shadav

What is the singing time of Sur Malhar raag?

Singing time – Noon time 12 pm to 3 pm.

Which notes are used in Sur Malhar raag?

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

What is the Thaat of Sur Malhar raag?

Thaat –Kaphi thaat

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Sur Malhar raag?

Vadi – Samvadi swar – Ma and Sa.

What is the introduction of Sur Malhar raag?

Sur Malhar raag is believed to have originated from Kaphi thaat. Ni is as used shudha swar in aaroh and Ni(k) is used as komal swar in avaroh .Ga & Dha are not used in aaroh and  Ga is not used in avaroh. Its jati is Audav –Shadav. In this raag Ma & Sa are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is noon time 12 pm to 3 pm.