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Raga Name: Des

That Name: Khammaja

Aroha: S R m P N S

Avaroha: S R n D P m G R G N S

Jati: Audava Sampurna

Vadi: R

Samvadi: P

Swarupa: R m P n D P D m G R G N S

Prahar: 6th Prahar (6 PM to 9 PM)

 

Raga Information:

Raga Des is a raga heard in the night, like all of the ragas in the Khamaja that. The origin of the name of the raga is not known, although des means country. The Indian national anthem, vande mataram is heard in this raga. Raga Des has a special place in Bengali folk and devotional music as many bhajans in Bengali are heard in Des. Bengali singers use komal ga when singing it the high octaves as a grace note, but ultimately hit the high suddha ga when expressing emotion in the downfall of notes.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Des

 

Songs found on this website in Des:

Song: Yasomati Nandana Brajabara Nagara (2000)

 

UPDATED: April 5, 2009

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