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Gurbani Raag: Sarang

Sarang is reputed to have acquired its name from the famous 14th century music theorist, Sarangadeva. The Sarang raga consists of a group of seven, each of which is combined with some other raga. Today when Sarangg is given as the raga, it usually means Brindavani-Saranga, a member of the Kafi thata. Performed during the midday period, its mood is quiet and peaceful. In the Ragmala, Sarang is listed as a putra (son) of Siri Raga. Sarang is an important raga in the Guru Granth Sahib and was used extensively by Guru Arjan. However, Guru Nanak, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das and Guru Tegh Bahadur also composed sabdas to this raga and Guru Angad used it for some slokas.

Aroh : Sa Re Ma Pa Ni Sa

Avroh : Sa Ni Pa Ma Re, Sa

Pakar : Ni Sa Re, Nfa Re, Pa Nfa Re, Ni Sa

Vadi : Re

Samvadi : Pa

Excerpts taken from Encyclopedia of Sikhism
by Harbans Singh .
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