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Gurbani Raag: Gond

The Ragmala records Gaund and Gund as putras (sons) of Siri Raga, but does not give Gond. The possibility exists that Gone is a regional raga derived from that group of ragas with similar names and characterized by phrases from other ragas e.g. Bilaval, Kanara and Malar. Such names as Gattnda, Gand, Gounda, Gaundi, Goundgiri, and Gunda appear in classifications from the 11 th to the 17th centuries. For those still known today (Gaudi, Goundgiri, and Goud) performance rules are obscure. Performance time is late afternoon or early evening and the mood is contemplative and dignified. Gond was used by Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan (29 hymns). The texts beseech man to depend solely on the Lord for all benefits since it is He who has given him all his blessings.

Aroh : Sa Re Ga Ma, Pa Dha Ni Dha Ni Sa

Avroh : Sa Ni Dha Ni Dha Pa, Ma Ga, Re Sa

Pakar : Re Ga Ma, Pa Ma, Ma Pa Ni Dha Ni Dha Ni Sa, Ni Dha Ni Pa, Dha Ma

Vadi : Sa

Samvadi : Ma

Excerpts taken from Encyclopedia of Sikhism
by Harbans Singh .
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