Raga Pahadi - Learning Notes, Aroh, Avaroh and Bollywood Songs

Introduction

Raga Pahadi is a popular raga based on folk music. As its name suggests, it originates from the mountainous region of Himalayas. It resembles two other ragas which exude the rich cultural heritage of folk music: Mand from the Rajasthan region and Pilu from the Hindi heartland. It is a light raga and resembles more like a 'dhun'. It is very popular in Hindi music and sometimes simulates multiple echoes.

Pahadi is mostly sung in the lower and middle octaves. Soundofindia.com describes it beautifully: the raga is like a lover, unruffled in union, serene in separation, powerful enough to achieve eternal union, but resigned to the painful parting ordained by destiny.

Which Thaat does Raga Pahari belong To?


Which Swara is Vaadi (Prominent) Swara?

Pa (Pancham)


Which Swara is Samvaadi (Second most prominent) Swara?

Sa (Sadaj)


Which Jaati does Raga Pahari belong to?

Audav-Sampoorn Learn more about Jaati here


In which prahara is Raga Pahari sung?

Prahar 5 - 6pm to 9pm Learn more about Prahara here


What is the Rasa for Raga Pahari?

Shringar, Shaant Learn more about Rasa (Mood) here


Learn to Sing Raga Pahari


Aroh

pa dha Sa Re Ga Pa Dha SA


Avaroh

SA Ne Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa ne dha pa dha Sa


Pakad - Identification of Raga

Sa dha pa dha ma ga pa dha Sa


Sthai

Sa Sa Re Sa Re Ma Pa Dha Pa Pa Pa Ne- Dha Pa Ma Re Re Re Ma Pa Dha Pa Pa Pa Ne- Dha Pa Ma Re Re Re Ma Pa Dha Pa Ma Pa Ma Ma


Antara

SA SA SA SA SA Ne RE SA Dha Pa Ma Ma Pa Dha SA Dha Pa Pa Pa Ne- Dha Pa Ma Re Re Re Ma Pa Dha Pa Pa Pa Ne- Dha Pa Ma Re Re Re Ma Pa Dha Pa Ma Pa Ma Ma


Which bollywood songs are taken from Raga Pahari?

Aa ja re, aa je re o mere dilbar aaja Movie: Noori
Aaj ki raat mere dil ki salaami le le Movie: Ram Aur Shyam