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
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
by Harbans Singh .
Published by Punjabi University, Patiala