Bahar (raga)

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Bahar is a Hindustani classical raga.


Writing about the musical theory of Indian classical music is fraught with complications. First of all, there have been no set, formal methods of written notation. Indian music is an aural tradition, and therefore writing is not an essential part of attaining talim(knowledge).

Arohana & Avarohana[edit]

Arohana ni Sa ga ma Pa, ga ma ni Dha Ni Ṡa or नि सा ग म, प ग म, ध नि सां
Avarohana Ṡa ni Pa ma Pa ga ma Re Sa

Vadi & Samavadi[edit]

Vadi ma
Samavadi Sa

Jati: Shadav - Sampurna

Time: Spring

Thaat: Kafi That

Pakad or Chalan[edit]

The bare scale of this raga has little unique musical meaning, and is, therefore, required to be documented in a manner that incorporates its zigzag phrasing pattern.

R N. S M/ M M P g M / n P M P g M/ P g M n D n P/ g M n D N S' [or] g M D - N S'/ g' M' R' S'/ R' N S' D n P/ n n P M P g M/ P g M R S

Organization & Relationships[edit]

Related ragas: Shahana Kanada, Shahana Bahar, Basant Bahar, Adana Bahar Thaat: Kafi


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.

Samay (Time)[edit]

Middle Night


Certain ragas have seasonal associations. Raag Bahar is usually rendered in the Spring season


since it is the raga of spring, it can be considered that the raga has shringara rasa.

Historical Information[edit]



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.

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