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Ragmala Painting of Ragini Asawari (reproduction of Mewar school)

Ragmala Painting of Ragini Asawari (reproduction of Mewar school)


Rag Asawari is considered to be the fundamental rag in Asawari that.  There are several film songs in Asavari; one common one is "Mujhe Gale Se Laga Lo Bahut Udas Hun Main ".  Asawvari is a morning rag.  It is Audav - Sampurna due to the ommission of the Ga and Ni in the ascending structure.  For those who still adhere to the Vadi/ Samvadi theory, it has been suggested that the vadi is Dha and the samvadi is Ga.

There are several rags which share the same thatJaunpuri and Darbari Kanada are two of the most common examples.  Therfore, it is important to pay attention to the pakad to keep from impinging upon them.

There is considerable disagreement concerning the Re.  It seems that there are three schools of thought.  The predominant view is that only shuddha Re is used.  There is another school, which suggests that both shauddha and komal can be used.  Finally, there are those that contend that only the komal Re be used.  For the purposes of this website we will consider the first two to be within the bounds of Asavari, while the last one we will define to be "Komal Re Asavari"


Ascending structure for Asavari
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)


Descending structure of Asavari
(general discussion of avarohana)


Audav / Sampurna - (general discussion of jati)


Morning - (general discussion of time and rag)


Asawari that - (general discussion of that)


pakad for Asavari
(general discussion of pakad)


Sa - Pa - (general discussion of drone)


For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"




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