Bhinna Shadja

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Bhinna Shadja
ThaatBilaval

Bhinna Shadja is a raga of Hindustani classical music belonging to the Bilaval Thaat (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 Western 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 Bhinna Shadja is known by many alternate names such as Audawa Bilawal, Bhookosh, Dinka Malkosh, Hindoli, Koushikdhwani and Kousidhani.

Description[edit]

Jati (based on the number of notes used in the raga) Audava-Audava/five notes-five notes

Arohana: SG, MD, NS’’;

Avarohana: S’’, ND, MG, S

Vadi (Sonant) M;

Samavadi- 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

Popular compositions based on this raga[edit]

Yaad Piyaki Aaye- Thumri- Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan; Zalima Coca-Cola Pila De - Film Song - Noor Jehan

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