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|Time of day||Daybreak; Beginning of concerts|
|Arohana||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa'|
|Avarohana||Sa' Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa|
Raga Bhairav (Hindi: भैरव/भैरों) (Urdu: بَھیرَو ) (Sindhiبھےرو ) is an Indian classical heptatonic (Sampurna) raga of Bhairav Thaat. Traditionally it is a morning raga. It is usually performed as the beginning piece in concerts. It is the defining raga of its own Thaat.
Bhairav is grave in mood and suggests seriousness, introversion as well as devotional attitude. It shares its notes with Ahir Bhairav which has a sombre temperament.
Vadi (Most important note) & Samvadi (Second most important note)
Vadi = Dha, Samvadi = Re
Arohana & Avarohana
Arohana : Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa'
Avarohana : Sa' Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Pakad or Chalan
sa ga ma pa dha dha pa, ma ga ma re sa
Organization & Relationships
The performance for this raga is solemnly serious. The raga comes across as a musical entity with mood of meditation, philosophical depth and emotional richness.
Bhairav is an early morning(pratham prahar) raag.
Bhairav is one of few ragas that can be sung in any season.
Bhairav is typically performed with a peaceful, serious, and serene mood.
Bhairav is a popular raga for film songs. Here are some film songs based on Bhairav:
- "Amma Roti De Baba Roti De" - Sansar, 1952
- "Hanse Tim Tim" - Sansar, 1952
- "Mohe Bhul Gaye Sanvariya" - Baiju Bawra, 1952
- "Jaago, Mohan Pyare Jaago" - Jagte Raho, 1956
- "Man Re Hari Ke Gun Ga" - Musafir, 1957