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Gurbani Raag: Prabhati

Prabhati does not appear in the Ragmala: the nearest to it in name  Prabal. Prabhati belongs to the Bhairav thata and is often combined with Raga Bhairav. Prabhati was the setting used for some 58 hymns by Guru Nanak, Guru ,Amar Das, Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan. This is a morning raga to be performed in a slow and dignified manner.

Aroh : Sa Re Ga Pa Dha Sa

Avroh : Sa Ni Dha Ni Pa Ga Re Sa

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

Vadi : Sa

Samvadi : Pa

Excerpts taken from Encyclopedia of Sikhism
by Harbans Singh .
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