|Aaroha||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa|
|Avroha||Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa|
|Pakad||Ni Re Ga Ma Pa Ma Ga Re Sa|
|Prahar (Time)||Morning (Pratham Prahar)|
Raag Bhairavi (Hindi: भैरवी) (Urdu: بھیرویں) (Sindhiراڳ ڀيروي ) is a Hindustani Classical heptatonic (Sampurna) Raag of Bhairavi Thaat. Traditionally it is a morning raga. In modern times, at least in Khyal Gayaki, it is usually performed as the concluding (finale) piece in concerts. It is the defining raga of its own Thaat.
Hanumatodi in Carnatic music has the same scale as the Bhairavi in Hindustani music.
Writing about the musical theory of Hindustani music is fraught with complications. First of all, there have been no set, formal methods of written notation. Hindustani music is an aural tradition, and therefore writing is not an essential part of learning.
Arohana & Avarohana
Sa, Komal Re, Komal Ga, Ma, Pa, Komal Dha, Komal Ni C, D♭, E♭, F, G, A♭, B♭
Sa, Komal Ni, Komal Dha, Pa, Ma, Komal Ga, Komal Re C, B♭, A♭, G, F, E♭, D♭
Pakad or Chalan
Komal Dha - Komal Ni - Sa
Sa - Komal Re - Sa
Sa - Komal Re - Kali - Ma - Kali - Pa - Komal Ga - Komal Ni - Komal Ga
Organization & Relationships
Behavior refers to practical aspects of the music. It is complicated to talk about this for Hindustani music since many of the concepts are fluid, changing, or archaic. The following information cannot be accurate, but it can attempt to reflect how the music existed. The Performance for this raga is unusually relaxed, some musicians take the liberty of using shuddha Re in ascent, and even the sequence Ma - Teevra Ma. These deviations, however, are not typical of the raga. Musicians are also inclined to sometimes avoid Pa in ascent.
Bhairavi is an early morning raag.But it is also used as a concluding piece and as such has been performed even at night,but always in semi or light-classical rendering.If one has to sing or play bhairavi as a main piece it has to be in the morning time.
Certain ragas have seasonal associations. But in this regard, Bhairavi may also be treated as an all-time raga, as it is not based on the time of the year but the time of the day at which it is sung.
Raag Bhairavi is typically performed with a peaceful, serious, and occasionally sad mood.
Bhairavi is a popular raga for film songs. Here are some film songs based on Bhairavi:
- Babul Mora Naihar Chhooto Jaye - Street Singer (Kundan Lal Saigal, 1938)
- "Humien Tumse Pyar Kitna" - Kudrat
- "Tu Pyar Kare Yaa Thukraaye" - Dekh Kabeera Roya
- "Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraayi" - Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi
- "Laga Chunari Main Daag" - Dil Hi To Hai
- "Mata Saraswati" - Aalap (film)
- "Tu Ganga Ki Mauj" - Baiju Bawra
- "Dil to Bachcha hai Ji" - Ishqiya
- "Ramaiya Vasta Vaiiya" - Shree 420
- "Pyar Hua Ekraar Hua Hai" - Shree 420
- "Dil Ke Arman Ansuno Mein Bah Gaye" - Nikaah 1982
- "Sapno Se Bhare Naina " - Luck By Chance
- "Chhod Gaye Balam mujhe haye akela" Lata-Mukesh - Barsaat
- "Socha tha kya kya ho gaya" Suraiya - Anmol Ghadi
- "Barsaat mein hum se mile tum sajan" - Lata Chorus - Barsaat
Bor, Joep (ed). Rao, Suvarnalata; der Meer, Wim van; Harvey, Jane (co-authors) The Raga Guide: A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas. Zenith Media, London: 1999.
- Detailed analysis and audio samples of Bhairavi from Rajan Parrikar Music Archive
- SRA on Samay and Ragas
- SRA on Ragas and Thaats
- More details about raag Bhairavi