Dagori draws from Bilawal thaat, featuring prominent use of Ni and characteristic slides between ma and Re. Possibly invented by Jaipur-Atrauli founder Alladiya Khan (and still near-exclusively performed by singers of that gharana), some consider the raga to be a Bilawal–ang interpretation of the now-lost Deepak (Tansen’s legendary fire raga). Dagori’s name also resembles that of the Daguribani Dhrupad…although it is unclear whether this is just a coincidence. Further information welcome!
—Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar (2012)—
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