Raga Gaud Sarang

   About Raga Gaud Sarang

Raga Gaud Sarang or Gaur Sarang

Gaud Sarang is a raga in Hindustani classical music that combines characteristics of Sarang and the now extinct raga named Gaud. Unlike most other members of the Sarang family of ragas, Gaud Sarang is assigned to the Kalyan thaat rather than the usual Kafi.

The Indian National Anthem Jana gana mana is sung in the raga Gaud Sarang.It is believed that the National Anthem of India is in raga Bilaval,but it isn't like that. There is a certain svara which is changes the whole raga of the Anthem. In the national anthem, the tivra Madhyama swara is employed. Raga Bilaval doesn't have the svara of tivra Madhyama (obviously, raga Bilaval is the raga of all Shuddha Svaras and no other types of svaras).  But raga Gaud Sarang has the tivra Madhyama svara. So from this, the National Anthem of India, Jana gana mana is in raga Gaud Sarang.

Raga Gaud Sarang, though a daytime melody produces effect like the night melodies. The overall impact of the Raga is identical to that in Raga Kedar or Raga Bihag. (Both night time Ragas). The combination of G R m G P R S is considered Rag-Vachak i.e. characteristics of the melody.

Shuddha Madhyam is a prominent note which is Deergh Swar but not a resting note. Pancham and Gandhar are the resting note of the Raga. Like in Raga Kedar and Raga Hameer the Teevra Madhyam (M) is rendered Vakra as shown here:

S' N D P ; M P D P ; M P ; M P G m ; R G R ; m G ; P M D P M P D P ; M P G m ; R G R ; m G ; P R S;

In Aaroh, alternative to M P D N S' one can proceed like ,N S G m P N S' with Shuddha Madhyam (m) as in Raag Bihag. The nature of this Raag is very complex but for rendering fast Taans particularly in Avroh, the Raag Vachak phrase (G R m G P R S) can be omitted and S' N D P m G R S or S' D P m G m R S may be taken. This Raag is full of Shringar Ras.


   Raga structure of Gaud Sarang

Thaat : Kalyan or Kafi

Jati : Sampurna - Sampurna Vakra

Arohana : S G_R M G P M' D P S' N R' S' or S G R M G P M' D P N D S'

Avarohana : S' N D P M' P M G ? R G R M G P R S or S' D N P D M' P G M R P R M R P R S

Vadi : G

Samavadi : D

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

Mukhya Ang : S G R m G P R S ; m G P ; D P S' ; S' D P m G ; G R m G P R S ;

Swaras : Both Madhyams. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

Similar : Kedar, Chhayanat

Time : Third Prahar of the Day (12 Noon - 3 PM)

   External Videos of Raga Gaud Sarang

   Songs based on Raga Gaud Sarang

Hindi songs in Gaud Malhar

1) Allah Tero Naam (Film - Hum Dono) 

2) Jhula Jhulo Re (Film - Ekadashi)

3) Kuch Aur Zamana (Film - Chhoti Chhoti Batein)

4) Leheron Mein Jhoolun (Film - Society)

5) Ritu Aye Ritu Jaye (Film - Hamdard)

6) Dekho Jadu Bhare More Naina (Film : Aasman)

7) Na Dir Diim Tanaa Dere Na (Film : Pardesi)

8) Saawan Rut Aaye Dekho Balam (non-film song)

9) Dairo Haram Men Basne Waalon (non-film song)



Contact no:


   Learn Raga Gaud Sarang


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