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Raga Name: Pahadi

That Name: Bilavala

Aroha: P D S R G P D S

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

Jati: Audava Sampurna

Vadi: P

Samvadi: S

Swarupa: S D P m G P D S

Prahar: Anytime

Raga Information:

Raga Pahadi (mountainous) is a raga whose structure resembles a mountain. As it may not seem so obvious just by examining the elementary raga structures, listening to songs and compositions in Raga Pahadi has a feeling that one is going up and down in swars. Note how the range of swars in both the aroha and the avaroha starts unusually low and build its way up to the higher Sa. People who are not well versed with Indian music will find it interesting on how a light raga like this have this complexity. In a way, it can be said that the more notes and a range a raga has, the greater chance of variability exists.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Pahadi

 

Songs found on this website in Pahadi:

Instrumental: Raga Pahadi (2009)

 

UPDATED: February 25, 2009

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