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Raga Name: Maru Bihaga

That Name: Bilavala

Aroha: N S G M P N S

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

Jati: Audava Sampurna

Vadi: G

Samvadi: N

Swarupa: P G M G R S m G S G M P

Prahar: 5th Prahar (3 PM to 6 PM)

 

Raga Information:

Maru Bihaga is an evening raga from the Kalyana That. There are two big features to note about this raga. Firstly, the name implies that it has a relationship with Raga Bihaga. Raga Bihagas aroha and avaroha are similar in the respect that the notes used are the same. However, the approach is different. In Raga Bihaga, D was used in a glance. In addition, the M and m usage was allowed a chromatic feel. The m swar had not much of an impact in the whole scope of the raga, but it was needed. In Maru-Bihaga, D has a little more importance. Even though it is not used as often as the purvanga, it has a full value, instead of a glimpse-value. In addition, m has its own sustain when used in the avaroha. It is not used in a chromatic sense or even attempt to try to reproduce a chromatic feel as Raga Bihaga does. It is a very lovely raga depicting devotion and love.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Maru Bihaga

 

UPDATED: June 13, 2009

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