Chhayanat (raga)

Chhayanat ("shadow or glimpse of Nat") is a raga in Hindustani classical music. It is a relative of Nat, an old raga that is rarely performed.[1]

Chhayanat
ThaatKalyan
TypeSampurna
Time of dayEarly night, 9–12[1]
ArohanaSRGMPDNS'
AvarohanaS'NDPmGRS
ChalanS, RGMP, P–>R, RG, GM, M R, S

S, D’ n’ P’, P’ S, N’ S (G)R, R G M D, D P

P–>R G M R S, S R, R G, R G M n D P, PDPP S”

S” (N)R” S”, D P M, G M n D P–>R, R G, G M R S

S S M G P, DNS”, S” D P–>R, GMP G M R S[1]
VadiP
SamavadiR
Synonym
  • Chayanat
  • Chhayanut
Similar

Technical descriptionEdit

Chhayanat is a very popular raag whereas its constituent "Chhaya" and "Nat" are rarely sung anymore. Its distinctive phrases P->R and P->S' set it apart from the related Kamod, Kedar, Alhaiya Bilawal and Hameer.[2]

SamayEdit

Chhayanat is an evening raag, and is sung during the second "prahar" 9PM-12AM.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Bor, Joep; Rao, Suvarnalata (1999). The Raga Guide: A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas. Nimbus Records with Rotterdam Conservatory of Music. p. 56. ISBN 9780954397609.
  2. ^ Parrikar, Rajan (26 August 2019). "Cracked Open - The Nats".