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Gurbani Raag: Kalian


The Indian Sanskrit name for this raga is Kalyan and the Persian is Yuman. In the Ragmala, Kalian is the son of Dipak while today it is the head of the Kalian thata. It is performed during the first part of the night and is considered a blessing bringing all good into one's life. Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan composed 23 hymns to this raga. The texts exalt the far-reaching and all-pervading power of the Lord. In the Holy Book the only raga variant given is Bhopali (Bhupali).

Aroh : Ni Re Ga, tif'a Pa, Dha, Ni Sa .

Avroh : Sa Ni Dha, Pa, M'a Ga, Re Sa

Pakar : Ni Re Ga, Re Sa, Pa M'a Ga, Re Sa

Vadi : Ga

Samvadi : Ni


Excerpts taken from Encyclopedia of Sikhism
by Harbans Singh .
Published by Punjabi University, Patiala
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