Gurbani Raag: Devagandhari
Today Devagandhari is a rare, little known, ancient raga. Its performance time is the morning hours. Historically it has had three forms; the less ornamented type is described here. In the Ragmala, Devagandhari is a ragini of Malkauhsa. Today it belongs to the Asavari thata. Its mood is one of prayerful supplication presenting a heroic effect. The texts set to this raga reveal a heroic search for these qualities which lead one to the Lord. This raga was used primarily by Guru Arjan. Forty-Seven hymns were composed to it including three by Guru Teg_h Bahadur and six by Guru Ram Das.
Aroh : Sa Re Nfa Pa Dha Sa
Avroh : Sa Ni Dha Pa, Ma Pa, Dha Ni Dha Pa, Nfa Ga Re Sa
Pakar : Dha Ni Dha Pa, Ma Ga, Sa Re Ma, Ga Sa Re Ga Sa
Vadi : Ma
Samvadi : Sa
|Excerpts taken from Encyclopedia of Sikhism
by Harbans Singh .
Published by Punjabi University, Patiala