Gara Raag Bandish 16 Matras Allap Taan Music Notes In English

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Gara raag is believed to have originated from Khamaj thaat. Both Nishad and both Ghandhar are used in this raag . Its jati is Sampurn –Sampurn(7,7). In this raag Dha & Ga are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 9 pm to 12 am (the second part of the night).

Gara 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 .Ni(k).Dha .Pa .Ma .Pa .Dha .Ni Sa Re Ga Re Ga Ma Pa, Dha Ni Sa* ।

Avaroh- Sa* Ni Dha Ni (k)Dha Pa  Ga Re Ga(k) Re Sa .Ni .Dha. Pa ।

Thaat- Khamaj thaat

Vadi & Samvadi swar – Ga Dha

Jati– Sampurn –Sampurn(7,7).

Singing time -9 pm to 12 am (the second part of the night).

Important notes


  •  Mostly thuri singing is played in this RaGa.
  • This is not a Raag of great thought.
  •  In this, the notes of Mandra of and Madhay Saptak are specially used.
  •  Some people consider Gadhya to be a shudge and sing it.

Swaroop-

Sa, Re .Ni Sa, .Ni(k).Dha .Pa .Ma .Pa .Ma .Ni(k).Dha .Ni Sa । Sa Re Ga  Ga Re Ga(k) Re Sa Ga  Ga Re Ga  Pa  Ga Re Ga(k) Re Sa, .Ni(k).Dha .Pa .Ma .Pa .Dha .Ni Sa, .Ni(k).Dha .Pa .Dha .Ni Sa । Re Ga  Pa  Ga, Sa Re SaReGa Ga SaRe Ga(k) Re Sa .Ni(k).Dha .Pa .Dha .Ni Sa ।

Gara raag question answer –

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

Aaroh- Sa .Ni(k).Dha .Pa .Ma .Pa .Dha .Ni Sa Re Ga Re Ga Ma Pa, Dha Ni Sa* ।
Avaroh- Sa* Ni Dha Ni (k)Dha Pa  Ga Re Ga(k) Re Sa .Ni .Dha. Pa ।

What is the Jati of Gara raag ?

Jati– Sampurn –Sampurn(7,7).

What is the singing time of Gara raag ?

Singing time -9 pm to 12 am (the second part of the night).

Which swars are used in Gara raag ?

Aaroh- Sa .Ni(k).Dha .Pa .Ma .Pa .Dha .Ni Sa Re Ga Re Ga Ma Pa, Dha Ni Sa* ।
Avaroh- Sa* Ni Dha Ni (k)Dha Pa  Ga Re Ga(k) Re Sa .Ni .Dha. Pa ।

What is the Thaat of Gara raag?

Thaat- Khamaj thaat

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Gara raag?

Vadi & Samvadi swar – Ga Dha

What is the introduction of Gara raag?

Gara raag is believed to have originated from Khamaj thaat. Both Nishad and both Ghandhar are used in this raag . Its jati is Sampurn –Sampurn(7,7). In this raag Dha & Ga are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 9 pm to 12 am (the second part of the night).