Raga Gorakh Kalyan
Gorakh Kalyan is a raga in Hindustani classical music. Its name is attributed to its origins in a regional type of song of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Since it does not resemble Kalyan very much, some musicians prefer to just call it Gorakh. Gorakh Kalyan is a very sweet melody.
In this raga, Madhyam is very strong and is a Vadi Swar as well as a resting note, which differentiates it from raga Narayani where the Vadi Swar and Nyas Swar is Pancham. In Gorakh Kalyan, Komal Nishad of Mandra Saptak is also a resting note and a main characteristic of the raga. Nishad is Varjya in Aaroh which makes this Raga different from Raga Bageshree. However Komal Nishad is used as an Alp Swar in Aaroh which enhances its beauty like ,D ; ,n R S ; ,n S R S.
While rendering D m a minute Kan of Pancham is allowed like: D (P)m or m (P)m . But some musicians differ on that and use Pancham sparingly in Avroh. This raga can be expanded in all the three octaves. This raga does not have Kalyan Ang. A pleasant and enchanting melodic mood is generated when we develop this raga.