Sahitya Sangeet

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Raga Shankara



Veer-Rasa (Roudra Roop for Tandav of Lord Shankara) is the best expression of this Raga.

Dhaivat is not straight forward in Aaroh and is rendered like this G P N D S' N.

You wake up from a stupor or disturbed state of mind upon hearing this Raag which implies as surge of the life force with the sharp rather bold pronunciation of notes in this melody.

The following combinations are illustrative for proper effect:
,N, ,N ,N S ; ,P ,N ,P S ; ,P ,N ,D S ; ,N ,N S ; ,P ,N S G ; G P G ; S G P G ; PD PP G ; P G ; G RS ; ,N S G G P ; P N D S' N ; N P ; G P N N S' ; S' R'S' N ; N D S' N P G ; P G R S;

Swaras Rishabh and Madhyam Varjya in Aaroh, Madhyam Varjya in Avroh.

All Shuddha Swaras.(Dhaivat is weak i.e. occasional)

Jati
Audhav-Shadhav Vakra

Thaat
Bilawal

Vadi/Samvadi
Gandhar/Nishad

Time
(9PM - 12 Night) : 2nd Prahar of the night : Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar.

Vishranti Sthan
S; G; P; N; - N; P; G; S;

Mukhya-Ang
G P N D S' N ; D P G P ; RG RS ;

Aaroh-Avroh
S G P N D S' - S' N P G ; P D P G ; P RG RS;
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