Gauri (raga)

Gauri (raga)

Gauri is an India musical raga (composition) that appears in the Sikh tradition from northern India and is part of the Sikh holy scripture called Sri Guru Granth Sahib (SGGS.) Every raga has a strict set of rules which govern the number of notes that can be used; which notes can be used; and their interplay that has to be adhered to for the composition of a tune. In the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy Granth (book) there are a total of 31 raga compositions and this raga is the third raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appear on a total of 196 pages from page numbers 151 to 347.

Gauri is one of several ragas that appears in the Ragmala as a ragini (subset) of Sri Raga. This is an evening raga assigned to autumn and its mood is contemplative. The composition in Gauri is very voluminous. Gauri was used by Guru Nanak, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan and Guru Tegh Bahadur. Several forms of Gauri Raga exist historically and this probably accounts for the large number of variants: Gauri Cheti, Gauri Bairagan, Gauri Dipaki, Gauri Purbi-Dipaki, Gauri Guareri, Gauri-Majh, Gauri Malava, Gauri Mala, Gauri Sorath, Gauri Dakhani.

* Aroh: Sa Re Ga Re Ma Pa Ni Sa
* Avroh: Sa Ni Dha Ma Pa, Dha Pa Ma Ga, Ga Re Sa Ni Sa
* Vadi: Re
* Samvadi: Pa

Occasionally Re is performed with a vibrate as in Siri Raga which has the same vadis. Ni is given prominence through either stopping or lingering on this note.

ee also

* Ragas in the Guru Granth Sahib
* Kirtan

External links

* [ Gurmat Sangeet Project]
* [ Raj Academy of Asian Music]
* [ Sikhnet: Shabad for Printing]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gauri — may refer to:*Gauri (raga) *The Hindu deity Parvati *Gauri Khan Indian film producer *Gauri Pradhan Indian television actress *Gauri, Nepal a village in Nepal …   Wikipedia

  • Raga Marwa — Marwa is an hexatonic indian raga, Pa (the fifth tone) is omitted. Marwa is also the name of the thaat. Aroha Avaroha Arohana S r G M D N S Thus: C D flat E F sharp A B cAvarohana S N D M G r S Because Sa is omitted ascending and descending lines …   Wikipedia

  • Marva (raga) — Hindustani Classical Music Concepts Shruti · Swara · Alankar · Raga Tala · Gharana · Thaat Instruments Indian musical instruments …   Wikipedia

  • Asa (raga) — Hindustani Classical Music Concepts Shruti · Swara · Alankar · Raga Tala · Gharana · Thaat Instruments Indian musical instruments …   Wikipedia

  • Sikh music — See also KirtanSikh music (Shabad keertan) began in the 16th century as the musical expression of mystical poetry conceived by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. Following him, all the Sikh Gurus sang in the then prevalent classical and folk… …   Wikipedia

  • Ragmala — or Ragamala, literally means a garland of Ragas, or musical melodies . Mala means garland , while Raga is a musical composition or mode , which has also given rise to the series of Ragamala paintings. This is the name given to the last… …   Wikipedia

  • Devagandhari — (pronounced devagāndhāri, Sanskrit: देवगांधारि Tamil: தேவகாந்தாரி) is a raga (musical scale) in Indian classical music. It is used in the Sikh tradition of northern India and is part of the Guru Granth Sahib. In the South Indian classical music,… …   Wikipedia

  • Malhar — For the festival, see Malhar (festival). Malhar is an old raga in Indian classical music.[1] Malhar is associated with the atmosphere of torrential rains.[2] Contents 1 Legend 2 In popular culture …   Wikipedia

  • Gundecha Brothers — Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha, known as the Gundecha Brothers, are leading Dagarvani dhrupad singers, taught by Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Zia Mohiuddin Dagar. Umakant and Ramakant always sing together; a third brother, Akhilesh, is a pakhawaj… …   Wikipedia

  • Ragamala paintings — are a series of illustrative paintings from medieval India based on Ragamala or the Garland of Ragas , depicting various Indian musical nodes, Ragas. It stands as a classical example of amalgamation of art, poetry and classical music in medieval… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.