Gurbani Raag: Siri
Raga Siri was favoured by the Hindus for
religious occasions and is found in many of the old treatises.
In the Ragmala listed as a
parent raga, it currently is a member of the puroi thata. Still a
popular concert raga today, it is considered one of the most famous
from among the North Indian classical system. Guru Nanak, Guru
Das, Guru Ram Das, and Guru Arjan composed to this raga. Traditionally
performed at sunset, it is assigned to the rainy season as well
the months of November and December. Its mood is one of majesty combined
with prayerful meditation. This raga is always referred to as "Siri
Raga" rather than placing the term raga before the name. It
accompanies about 142 shabads.
Pakar : Sa, Re Re Pa, Pa M'a
Ga Re, Re Re, Sa
Samvadi : Pa
Atmosphere: Solemn and grave
Time of Singing: Evening (6 PM-9 PM)
|Excerpts taken from Encyclopedia
by Harbans Singh .
Published by Punjabi University, Patiala