Raga Basant Bahar
Raga Basant Bahar is a Raga for Spring (Basant) season.
It is rendered mostly in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. Songs depicting description of the season, besides Shringar and Virah (Separation Pangs) Ras are common. The Chalan of Raag Basant is influenced by Raag Shree like: N r' S' ; r' N d P. However in Raag Basant, Rishabh is not elongated like Raag Shree. The Raag Vachak Swar Sangati of Basant is P ; M G M G where the second Madhyam is elongated. Shuddha Madhyam is employed occasionally as S m m G. This Uttarang Pradhan Raag belongs to Poorvi Thaat. This is a Meend Pradhan Raag and creates heavy atmosphere.
The following combinations comprehensively bring out the Raag:
S ,N r S ; S G M P ; M P M G M G ; M G r S ; M d N d P ; G M d N M G ; P M G M G ; M G r S ; M d r' S' ; r' N d P ; M P M G M G ; G M N M G ; P M G M G r S ; S m m G ; m d r' S';
Swaras Rishabh and Pancham Varjya in Aaroh. Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal, Madhyam Teevra. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Audhav - Sampurna Vakra
Second Prahar of the Night or Anytime in Spring Season.
S; G; - S'; P; G;
M d r' S' ; N S' r' N d P ; G M d N M G ; M d G M G ; M G M G r S ;
S G M d N S' - S' N d P M G M N d M G r S;
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