Shivmat Bhairav can be described as a blend of Bhairav, Bhairavi, and Todi, with the former being the most dominant over the sound (‘Bhairav double Ga/Ni’). Rare in modern times, the raga brings out Bhairav via GmrS phrases and oscillations on the komal re – while also incorporating komal ga and ni in characteristic vakra movements (e.g. dndP and rgrS). Said to have inspired Kumar Gandharva’s swara-congruent Bihad Bhairav.
—Manjusha Patil (2019)—
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