Bhinnashadaja

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The Raga Bhinnashadaja is one of the most melodious Ragas of Hindustani Classical Music. It belongs to Bilawal Thata (Melakarta No. 29 Dheerashankarabharanam). It contains five Shuddha Swaras: Shadaja, Gandhar, Madhyama, Dhaivata and Nishad. Rishabh and Pancham are omitted. In the form of notation it contains S,G,M,D and N.

In Carnatic Music, these five swaras are termed Shadja -Sa, AntaraGandhar -ga, Suddha Madhyama- ma, Chatusruti Dhaivata -dhi and KakaliNishad –nu.

In Westen Classical Notation, the notes are termed tonic, perfect third, perfect fourth, perfect sixth and perfect seventh; i.e., C, E, F, A and B; second D and fifth G notes are omitted.

Raga Bhinnashadaj is known by many alternate names such as AudawaBilawal, Bhookosh, DinkaMalkosh, Hindoli, Koushikdhwani and Kousidhani.

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Description (Raga Parichaya)[edit]

Jati (Based on number of notes used in the Raga) Audava-Audava/Five notes-Five notes

Aroha & Avaroha- Ascent and Descent SG, MD, NS’’; S’’, ND, MG, S Vadi and Samvadi (Principal Notes) Vadi (Sonant) M; Samvadi- S. Nyasa Swaras (Resting Notes) - G, D Pakad (Distinctive Tonal Phrase) - S’’, NDMG, MG->S

Chalan (Sample Melodic Combinations)-

S, 'NS, 'N'D, 'M'D'N S, 'D'N SM-G, SGMDGM-G, MG->S; 'D'N SG, SGSM-G, SGMD, GMND, MG, MDNS’’, DNS’’G’’'S’’, S’’G’’M’’G’’S’’,

MDNS’’ ND, GMDNDMG, SGMDGMG->S.

Gaan Samaya (Preferred Time)- 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Additional Information[edit]

Raga Bhinnashadaja of Carnatic Music has a different melodic structure. However, Carnatic Ragas Chandrakauns, Daka and Dakka of Dheerasankarabharanam Melkarta are scale-congruent with Bhinnashadaja of Hindustani Classical Music (Ref - Raga Pravaham) Similar Ragas from Hindustani Music - Rageshri, Chakradhar,and Hemant Similar Raga from Carnatic Music - Chandrakauns, Daka and Dakka

Important Recordings/ Popular Compositions Based on this Raga[edit]

Yaad Piyaki Aaye- Thumri- Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan;

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