• Raag (Brindabani) Sarang •

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Sarang ragas, often linked with 16th-century mystic-musician Swami Haridas, are also said to have been used in snake-charming rituals of the past. Brindabani Sarang, named for Uttar Pradesh’s Vrindavan region, is believed to have brought an incarnation of Krishna to earth when Haridas sung it for the first time. The raga is associated with the blazing midday sun, and consequently tends to be expounded in madhya and taar saptak. Re (the vadi) is typically played ‘unadorned’: free of slides, trills, or other ornaments. Similar to Madhumad Sarang.


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Poorvang: SRGM | SRG | SRM | SGM

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Varjit: Re | Ga | Ma | Pa | Dha | Ni

Double: rR | gG | mM | dD | nN

Thaat: Exact | Enclosed | Inexact

Chal: All-shuddha | All-komal | Ma-tivra

Gaps: Anh. | Hemi. | 3-row | 4-row | 5-row

Symmetries: Mirror | Rotation | Palindr.


 

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