Sahitya Sangeet

Literature Is The Almighty & Music Is Meditation

Mirza Ghalib

Raga Bhairavi


Swaras Rishabh, Gandhar, Dhaivat, Nishad Komal. Madhyam Shuddha.


Sampurna - Sampurna






1st Prahar of the day (Sunrise), Sarv Kalik

Vishranti Sthan

S; m; P; - S'; P; m;


g S r S ; g m P ; d m d n S' ; r' S' d P g m r S;


S r g m P d n S' - S' n d P m g r S;


Raga Description

 Anyone who claims to know or appreciate Hindustani music cannot be unaware of the queen of melodies i.e. Raga Bhairavi. The soft (Komal) notes and their smooth rendering with pleasing touches - Khatke, Jhatke and Murkiyan simply mesmerizes the audience. A pleasant sobering atmosphere full of love and piety is created and one feels so close to the Supreme.
Compositions in Raga Bhairavi include Thumris, Tappas, Bhajans, Ghazals, Light Songs etc. Since it is an ocean of immense possibilities, the melodic combinations can include all the twelve notes rendered with skill.
Raga Bhairavi is an early morning Raga, but it is also used as a concluding piece in the concerts at any time.


Illustrative combinations include
r g r g S r S ; g m P ; P d P ; P d n d m ; d P g m ; P m g m r r S ; ,d S ; S g m P ; P d P ; m M m ; g r S ; S g r m g ; S g P m g S r S ; ,n r ,n ,d ,n ,d ,P ,P ,d ,n ,d S;


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