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Raag Bhairav


Swaras Rishabh & Dhaivat Komal), Rest all Shuddha Swaras
Jati Sampurna-Sampurna
Time 1st Prahar of the day (Sunrize)
Vishranti Sthan S m P d - S' P m r
Mukhya-Ang r r S ; d d P ; G m ; P ; G m r r S ; ,N S
Aaroh S r G m P d N S'
Avroh S' N d P m G r S ; ,d ,N S r S ; G m r S

Vishesh : Bhairav raag is often referred to as the king of morning Raags. It produces a severe rich atmosphere. On hearing the combinations r r S d d P S ; m P G m P ; G P m ; G m r r S ; ,N S r S ; G m N d ; d N S' ; N S' r' r' S' ;  One feels like a rich ocean like atmosphere of this melody. The Rishabh and dhaivat deployed here are on a lower shruti (i.e. below the normal komal notes) and their oscillation (strongly recommended in this raag) make the raga mood intense. There is total freedom for the performance in this raga. The illustrative combinations include:
d d s P m P ; G m P ; G m PP mG m ; G m P ; G m r s S ; ,d s N S r s r s ; G m d m P ; P s m P ; d s P d N s d N S' ; r' s r'  G' m' r' S' ; N d P ; dd Pm P m G mP mm r r S;