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Raag Alhaiya


Swaras Both Nishad, Madhyam Varjya in Aaroh, rest all Shuddha Swaras
Jati Shadhav-Sampurna  (Komal Nishad (n) is used between two Dhaivats viz D n D P)
Time (9 AM 12 Noon) : 2nd Prahar of the Day : Din ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S G  P N - S' P G
Mukhya-Ang G R G P - D n D P - m G R G S - G P D s N S' s
Aaroh S R G P D N S'
Avroh S' N D n D P m G R S

Vishesh : Raag Alhaiya is a variety of Raag Bilawal. Some Consider the name of the Raag as Alhaiya Bilawal. It produces a pleasing serene atmosphere which is the characteristic of this melodic form. The following combinations are essential and considered to be the very life and soul of the Raag viz;
m R G - R R G - S R G P - m G - G R G - G P D D - D n D P - G P D n - G n D P - m G R G - R S  - G P D N S'
From the compositions even S' n D P and R' n D P are admissible.