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Gurbani Raag: Mali Gaura


Gaura is listed in the Ragmala as a putra (son) of Dipak, but not Mali Gaura. Currently classified under the Marva thata, Mali Gaura is performed in the evening at sunset. In recent years it is rarely heard in concert. Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan composed to this raga 14 hymns included in the Holy Book.

Aroh : Sa Re Sa Ni Dha Sa Re Ga NI'a Pa, Dha Ni Dha Sa

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

Vadi : Re 

Samvadi : Pa


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