Raga Desi

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Raga Desi

Desi is a Hindustani classical raga. This raga may be affiliated with the Asavari thaat or with the Kafi thaat depending on the way of presentation. It is similar to raga Barwa.

Raga Desi belongs to Kafi Thaat, however some musicians relate it to Asawari Thaat. Its Vadi is Pancham and Samvadi is Shadj. It has a Vakra structure particularly in Avroh.

In Aaroh, Komal Nishad is sometimes skipped like: R m P D m P S'. In Avroh, one should not render S' D P m g R S, but render S' P D m P R g S R ,n S, which is the raga Vachak Sangati of raga Desi. Among many forms of raga Desi, the one with Shuddha Dhaivat is more popular, however in this format, Komal Dhaivat is also rarely used for beautification of the raga.

This raga is mostly sung in Madhya and Tar Saptaks.


   Raga structure of Desi

Thaat : Kafi

Jati : Audhav-Shadhav Vakra

Aroh : S R m P n S'

Avroh : S' P D m P R g S R ,n S;

Vadi : P

Samvadi : S

Vishranti Sthan : S; R; P; - P; R; S;

Swaras : Gandhar and Dhaivat Varjya in Aaroh, Nishad Varjya in Avroh. Gandhar and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

Synonym : Deshi, Deshi Todi, Deshkari

Similar : Barwa

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

Thaat : Asavari

Jati : Audav-Sampooran 

Vadi : P

Samvadi : R

Aroh : S R m P N S'

Avroh : S n d P m g R S

Vikrit : G, D komal, both Nishads

Virjit : G,D / none

Time : Second prahar of the day (9AM to 12Noon)

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   Songs based on Raga Desi

Songs in Raga Desi 

1) Aaj Gaavat Man Mero Jhumke (Film - Baiju Bawra)

2)Ahankar maza videhi (Marathi)

3) Twara kara natha  (Marathi)

4) Bhav bhala Bhajakacha  (Marathi)

5) Uga ka kalij maze ule  (Marathi) - Geet Ramayan



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