Raag Hindustani
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Compositions in Raag Malkauns

Raag Malkauns is vast and profound and best performed in the lower pitch ranges. The traditional time alloted to this raga is the small hours of the morning. This raga belongs to the Bhairavi thaat. Its vadi (most important note) is ma, and samvadi (second most important note) is Sa. Raag Malkauns's aaroh and avaroh (ascending & descending scales) are as follows:

Scale: Malkauns

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

1. Mukha mor mor muskaat jaat

In this composition, a drut khayal from the Gwalior school, the poet describes the sight of some beautiful women going somewhere together all dressed up, looking back at him and smiling as they pass by, their eyes sparkling delightfully.

Mukha mor mor muskaat jaat (key A♭)

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