Raga Bihaag

Both the Madhyams: shudha and teevra are present in the raga. Rest of the swars are shudha.

 

Thaat: Bilawal

Jati: Audav- Sampoorna

Time: 2nd Prahar of the night

Varjit: Rishabh and Dhaivat are varjit in aroha.

Vadi: Gandhar

Samvadi: Nishad

Aroha: Nị  Sa  Ga  Ma  Pa  Ni  Sȧ

Avaroha: Sȧ  Ni  Dha  Pa  Ḿa   Ga  Ma  Ga  Re  Nị  Sa

Pakad:  Nị  Sa  Ga  Ma  Pa  Ḿa  Ga  Ma  Ga  Re  Nị  Sa 

 

Features of the raga:

 

  1. In ancient times, only teevra Madhyam was used in raga Bihaag. However in modern times both, shudha and teevra, Madhyams are used.
  2. Shadaj, Gandhar and Pancham are the nyasa  swars of this raga.
  3. Rishabh and Dhaivat are varjit in aroha. In avroha also, the singer should not emphasise on them. Both are durbal swars in this raga.
  4. This raga starts from mandra saptak Nishad.
  5. Dhrupad singers do not use teevra Madhyam while singing this raga. However Khayal singers use both Madhyams.
  6. Bihagada raga is similar to Bihaag raga.