Raga Shankara

All swars are shudha.

 

Thaat: Bilawal

Jati: Audav- Shadav

Time: 2nd prahar of night

Varjit: Madhyam is varjit in entire raga and Rishabh is varjit in aroha.

Vadi: Gandhar

Samvadi: Nishad

Aroha: Sa  Ga  Pa  Ni  Dha  Sȧ

Avaroha: Sȧ  Ni  Pa  Ga  Pa  Ga  Sa

Pakad: Pa  Ga  Pa  Ga  Sa, Ga  Pa  Ni  Dha  Sȧ  Ni

 

Features of the raga:

 

  1. Raga Shankara is an Uttaranga – Pradhan raga.
  2. This raga is a very powerful rendition of Veer rasa.
  3. Shadaj, Gandhar, Pancham and Nishad are the nyasa swars in this raga and hence one has to emphasize on them while singing.
  4. Rishabh and Dhaivat are sometimes used as kan swars. eg. Sȧ  Ni   Dha  Pa  Ga  Pa  Re  Ga  Re  Sa