Raga Gunakali

   About Raga Gunakali

Raga Gunkali

Among morning Ragas, Gunkali is essentially an epitome of Bhakti and Karuna. This Raag belongs to Bhairav Thaat. This is a Meend Pradhan Raag. Using Komal Rishabh and Komal Dhaivat in Raag Durga makes way for Raag Gunkali.

Raga Malkaus has five wives, and Ragini Gunakali is one of them. Gunakali Ragini is a morning melody associated with the winter and Malkauns raga, intended to evoke a meditative, tranquil mood. It is a serious raga. 

Gunkali is a straightforward raga and can be freely expanded in all the three octaves. Especially alaps sound very nice in this raga. This raga is similar to Jogiya. This raga is also called Gunakri or Bhairav Gunakali. There is one more Gunakli from Bilawal  thaat which is not commonly heard.

Gunakali (raga) is sung in Bilawal thaat, without swara M, without swara N, Gunakali Jogia ang.


   Structure of Raga Gunakali

Gunakali (raga) is sung in Bilawal thaat, without swara M, without swara N, Gunakali Jogia ang.

Thaat : Bhairav

Jati : Audhav-Audhav

Vadi : Dhaivat

Samvadi : Rishabh

Aaroh : S r m P d S'

Avroh : S' d P m r r S ,d S

Vishranti Sthan : S; r; d; - d; r; S;

Pakad : M P D_ P M R_  SD_S'D_S

Swaras : Gandhar and Nishad Varjya. Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

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

Alternative names : Gunakri, Bhairav Gunakali

Mood : Bhakti (Devotion), Gambhir (Serious), Karun (Sad, Compassionate), Shant (Serene, Peaceful)

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   Songs based on Raga Gunakali

film songs based in Gunkali Raga

1) Ham Kashma Kashe Se Gamse Guzar Kyu nahi Jaate Film - Free Love

2) Parbat Ke Peeche Chambe da Gaon - Mehbooba 1976

3) Ye kaun aaj aaya savere-savere - Nartaki 1939 -Pankaj Mallick

4) Keh do koi na kare yaha pyar - Gunj uthi shehnai 1959



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