Raag Hindustani
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Compositions in Raag Bhairav

Raag Bhairav evokes moods of serenity, solemness, and contemplation. The traditional time for performing this raga is around sunrise. The raga belongs to the Bhairav thaat. Its vadi (most important note) is dha, and samvadi (second most important note) is re. Raag Bhairav's aaroh and avroh (ascending & descending scales) are as follows:

Scale: Bhairav

Below is a simple composition (bandish) in Raag Bhairav.

1. Jaago mohan pyaare

This composition is an old chota khayal from the Gwalior school. It is sung from the perspective of little Krishna's mother waking him up lovingly in the morning.

Jaago mohan pyaare (key A)

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Compositions in other ragas