Raag Hansadhwani

 The painting reflects the notes of the bandish below in Raag Hansadhwani. The color palette is a part of late evening/early night colors which is when the Raag is supposed to be performed.

The painting reflects the notes of the bandish below in Raag Hansadhwani. The color palette is a part of late evening/early night colors which is when the Raag is supposed to be performed.

Some raags of the South Indian tradition/school of classical music, have been recently brought in to the North Indian music (supposedly by Abdul Karim Khan). Hansadhvani is one such raag which is tremendously popular in the Hindustani or North Indian music today.

Tone material: Sa Re Ga Pa Ni

The ascent and descent are simple and direct. Re is the most important note, and is also a prominent resting note, besides Pa.  This raag has movements mainly in the upper tetrachord, and generally portrays a  lively and upbeat mood.

Some characteristic phrases:
Pa /Sa Ni Re –
Ni /Ga Re –
Ga Pa \GaRe –
Ga Re Ga Pa
Ni /Pa Ga Sa Re

Time: Early Night