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Raga Name: Darbari Kanhara

That Name: Asavari

Aroha: S R g* m P d* n S

Avaroha: S d* n P m P n g* m R S

Jati: Sampurna Sampurna

Vadi: g*

Samvadi: d*

Swarupa: S R g* R S d* n S

Prahar: 7th Prahar (9 PM to 12 AM)

 

Raga Information:

Raga Darbari Kanhada is a very unique raga heard in the last part of the night ragas. The raga was originally created by Miyan Tansen in the royal court, or darbar, of Akbar. Hence, darbari (based on the court) is given. The raga requires andolan or a light shake for komal ga and komal dha. Another feature is that komal ga and komal dha are flatter than usual. In playing sitar, instead of playing the ga or dha notes, they are bent from re and pa notes respectively. The emotions of this raga are mostly romantic and joy, although people have heard sad numbers in this raga before.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Darbari Kanhada

 

Songs found on this website in Darbari Kanhada:

Song: Natha Hari Jagannatha Hari (2000)

Song: Jaya Radha Madhava (2000)

Song: Raga Darbari Kirtan in Kheyal Style (2001)

 

UPDATED: April 5, 2009

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