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Raga Name: Bihag

That Name: Kalyana

Aroha: N S G m P N S

Avaroha: S N (D) P M P G m G R S

Jati: Audava Sadava

Vadi: G

Samvadi: N

Swarupa: N S G m P, P M P G m G (R)S N S

Prahar: 6th Prahar (6 PM to 9 PM)

 

Raga Information:

Bihag is a famous raga found in the Kalyan That. Unlike most of the Kalyana That ragas, this raga does not really put too much emphasis on the tivra Ma, as most other Kalyana That ragas do. The upward direction of the raga omits Re and Dha, while the downward direction only allows a spice or bare-touch (kans-swara) of Re and Dha. This really lets Ga and Ni stand out harmonically and that creates a powerful tension and release format using major notes, except for Tivra Ma. Even that is no worry, as there is a suddha ma that creates a nice buffer from the uttaranga territory of this raga.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Bihag

 

UPDATED: April 5, 2009