10 October, 2016

Sources of Names of Raags

1.      Names of Hindu deities:
a.      Kedaar,
b.      Bhairav,
c.       Gouri,
d.      Durga.
2.      Tribal melodies:
a.      Ahiri,
b.      Asavari,
c.       Gujari.
3.      Folk tunes of regions:
a.      Marwa,
b.      Jaunpuri,
c.       Pahadi.
4.      Names of their creators:
a.      Miya Taansen: Miya ki Malhar , Miya ki Todi
b.      Bilaskhan (son of Taansen): Bilaskhani Todi
c.       Gorakh Naath to bring his guru back: Gorakh Kalyan
d.      Performing Artists e.g. Pt Bhimsen Joshi: Raag Kalashree (combination of Kalawati and Bageshree).
5.      Miscellaneous Sources:
a.      Darbaari Kanada is supposed to been derived from the Carnatic version of Kanada but sung in darbars in front of the kings for evening concerts.

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