Raga Deshkar

   About Raga Deshkar

Deshkar is considered to be a morning raga.  It has the exact same notes as Bhupali.  According to the old school, Deshkar tends to remain in the upper tetrachord revolving very heavily around the Dha.  Even though Ga is considered to be the samvadhi, it should not be rested upon for too long; otherwise Deshkar impinges upon Bhupali.

Raga Deshkar is similar to Raga Bhoopali but it is different in the way it is sung. The important note here is Shuddha Dhaivat, which is very strong in Deshkar. Pancham is prominent in Aalap and Aalap ends with Pancham. In Raga Deshkar, Dhaivat-Gandhar Sangati is important and Rishabh is Alp in Avroh. This Raga belongs to Bilawal Thaat. This is a Uttarang Pradhan Raga and can be expanded in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. 

Deshkar is a raga which is quickly disappearing.  It is being merged into Bhupali and in the process, it is loosing its identity. Deshkar is not a very common rag. 

Credits: and

   Raga Deshkar structure

Raga : Deshkar

Thaat : Bilawal

Jati : Audhav-Audhav Vakra

Vadi : Dhaivat

Samvadi : Gandhar

Aaroh : S R G P D S

Avroh : S' D P D G P G R S

Vishranti Sthan : P; D; S'; - S'; D; P;

Mukhya-Ang : S R G P D ; D G P ; S' D ; P D G P ; G R S ; ,D S

Swaras : Madhyam and Nishad forbidden (varjya). Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

Time :  First Prahar of the day  (6AM to 9AM)

   External Videos of Raga Deshkar

   Songs based on Raga Deshkar

Film songs in Deshkar raga

1) Sayonara Sayonara - Film Love in Tokiyo

2)  Giridhara Gopala - Film Meera (1947)

3)  Priye Paha - Marathi Drama - Subhadraharan



Contact no:


   Learn Raga Deshkar


Possessing an art is possessing a treasure that grows forever! Learning a performing art like music or dance opens doors to novel and wonderful worlds of joy. You can bring this unbounded happiness into your life – you can learn an art at any age. To make a beginning today, enroll in the online school of performing arts : Meetkalakar Gurukul.

About Meetkalakar

Meetkalakar is an Indian product and services company based in Mumbai. Its interests are focussed on the field of performing arts. The various products and services of Meetkalakar mainly benefit performing artists and art lovers.

Meetkalakar was founded in 2009 by Rajashree Rajadhyax and Richa Rajadhyax, with the primary aim of allowing people to browse through profiles of performing artists on the internet. Over years, many new products and services were added. Meetkalakar now has about 2500 eminent artists from the field of music, dance, drama, folk and many other genres as its members.

Meetkalakar founders have expressed their intention of coming up with more and more innovations that will reduce the distance between the artist and art lovers. Know more...

©2010-2013, Meetkalakar Services India Private Limited.
All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Legal Disclaimer

Recent Updates

  • Dr Devika P Borthakur
  • Shashikant Shinde
  • Shashikant Shinde
  • Esha Chatterjee
    Esha is trained in classical singing by many renowned gurus who also trained some of the top Bollywood singers. She has a unique style of singing and possesses an excellent quality of voice suitable for playback and live shows. She is a versatile singer who has done many live shows of the retro genre to contemporary Bollywood singing. She does show on ghazal with some renowned ghazal artists. Tseries has recognized her talent and released private songs on their YouTube channel.
Please note: All Content (Unless produced by Meetkalakar) names and brand names mentioned are property of their respective owners. They have been published by content owners. All of this content remains property of their respective holders, and in no way indicates any relationship between Meetkalakar and the holders of said trademarks. Meetkalakar is a technology platform that enables artists reach out their audiences.


Contact No