A publication of the Batish Institute of Indian Music and Fine Arts
Taken from: Ragopedia volume 1 by S D Batish and Ashwin Batish
The name Raageswari is a beautiful compliment to the musical scale this raga is based on. First it belongs to one of the most charasmatic set of notes of the Thaat Khammaj. The structure of the notes are so alluring that it has been one of the main "Go To" ragas for those light romantic moods. Raageshwari means "Queen of Ragas" named aptly so no doubt. My father's guruji Chandan Ram Charan has composed some very beautiful compositions on this raga that depict the mood and the sentiments really well. "Chan Chaliyaa Dheeme Dheeme" is one of these songs. I will write about this here. I hope many of you looking for a great bandish either to sing or play instrumentally will find this to be an amaxing journey by a great composer. This song was taught to me by my father Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish, one of the most prolific composers of North India music. Please take time to visit his site or become a fan of his facebook page.
All music composed by Ashwin Batish
- Arohi: S G M D N S'
- Avarohi: S' n D M G R S
- Thaat: Khammaj
- Jati: Audava/Shaudava
- Vadi: Ga
- Samvadi: Ni
- Time of Play: 2nd Beat of the Night
- Pakad (Catch Phrase by Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish): R S, 'n 'D 'N S M G, M D 'n D, G M G, S R, R S
Another form of pakad utilized by some musicians is as follows
- Rasa / Mood: Playful romantic moods are depicted in this raga frequently although this can quickly turn into moods of frustration, gloom and jealousy. All in all, a very expressive raga fitting it "Queen of Melody" title.
- Comments/Hints: In some schools of thought, the Vadi and Samvadi notes are Ma/Sa
G M R R S, R 'n 'D N S | 'D 'n S G| 'N S 'n 'D S M G | M D N S' n D M G, M G R S, 'N S 'D 'n S G |
Composition in Tintal
I will be putting up a composition very soon.
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