Durga (raga)

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Time of dayLate night, 12–3[1]
ArohanaSa Re Ma Pa Dha Sa
AvarohanaSa Dha Pa Ma Re Dha Sa
PakadRe Ma Pa Dha, Ma Re
SimilarShuddha Saveri

Durga is a raga in Hindustani Classical music. It shares some features with Shuddha Saveri of Carnatic music (such as the note positions), but is significantly different from it in terms of the sancharas of the raga.

Technical description[edit]

Feature Detail Notes
Jati / Nature Audav-Audav 5 Notes on both Aaroh and Avroh
Aroha Sa Re Ma Pa Dha Sa सा रे म प ध सा^
Avaroha Sa Dha Pa Ma Re Dha Sa सा^ ध प म रे ध_ सा Pancham should not be a resting note in Avroh [2]
Pakad Re Ma Pa Dha, Ma Re
vadi Da
samvadi Re
Poorvang-Uttarang Poorvang The lower half of the saptak (octave) i.e. S R G M are present.
Thaat Bilawal

Notes and Features[edit]

  1. All swaras used are suddha
  2. Gandhar and Nishad are not used.

Example Composition[edit]

R m P D ; P D m ; m P D D m ; D m P D S' ; D D S' S' D D m; m P D ; m R ,D S;

Samai (Time)[edit]

Second Prahar of night : 9:00 p.m. to midnight (nishitha)


  1. ^ Bor, Joep; Rao, Suvarnalata (1999). The Raga Guide: A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas. Nimbus Records with Rotterdam Conservatory of Music. p. 66. ISBN 9780954397609.
  2. ^ http://www.tanarang.com/english/durga_eng.htm

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