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Raag Gaud-Malhar


Swaras Both Nishad (Shuddha in aaroh and komal in avroha)
Jati Sampurna Vakra
Time Midnight (9 PM - 12 Night) : 2nd Prahar of the Night in Mansoon
Vishranti Sthan S m P ; S' P m 
Mukhya-Ang S R G m ; m P D n P ; m P D N S' 
Aaroh S R G m R P  m P D N S' 
Avroh S'  N D n P ; m G R S ; R G m

Vishesh :  This is a much practised melody and it is very impressive, beautiful and popular. The Malhar ang combinations viz; M R P ; D N P ; mP DN S' N S D n P s dominates i.e. R - P sangati and both nishads as in Malhar Raga. Gandhar must remain Shuddha here and the early part S R G m (Poorvang) is the Gaur Ang. The Raga is also called Gaud by earlier expert musicians. The following combinations may be considered as very illustrative of the Raga form. viz ; S G R ; R P m ; m R P ; m P D N S' ; N S' D ,n P ; mP DP m G ; rr GG mm P ; DP mP DP m G R S ,n S;