Bhairavi (Hindustani)

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Bhairavi (Hindi: भैरवी, Urdu: بَھیرَوی ‎, Sindhi: راڳ ڀيروي) is a Hindustani Classical heptatonic (Sampurna) raga of Bhairavi thaat.[1] In Western musical terms, raga Bhairavi employs the notes of the Phrygian mode, one of the traditional European church modes.

Time of dayMorning; Conclusion of a concert
ArohanaSa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa'
AvarohanaSa' Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Pakad'Ni Sa Ga Ma Dha Pa Ga Ma Ga Re Sa


Raga Bhairavi is often referred to as the king of morning Ragas. It produces a rich atmosphere. The Rishabh and Dhaivat used here are oscillating which is strongly recommended in this Raga and it makes the Raag mood intense.[2]

Rishabh and Pancham are occasionally skipped in Aaroh like: S G m d P or G m d N S'. But in Avroh, Rishabh and Pancham are Deergh like S' N d P or P m G m r r S. In Avroh, Gandhar is skipped like: G m r S. Madhyam is an important note.[3]

Arohana & AvarohanaEdit

  • Arohana : Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa'

Vadi & SamavadiEdit


Bor, Joep (ed). Rao, Suvarnalata; der Meer, Wim van; Harvey, Jane (co-authors) The Raga Guide: A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas. Zenith Media, London: 1999.

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