Raga Kabir Bhairav or Kabiri Bhairav
There are some rare occasions when a raga is also born out of mystical influences. Raga Kabiri Bhairav is one of them. Generally sung in uttaranga (higher notes), the raga expresses the angst the mystic experiences in his life.
One of the greatest exponents of Hindustani classical music, Mallikarjun Mansur does magic with this raga. What’s peculiar about the raga and Mansur’s rendition of it, is how in specific parts it almost appears as if the maestro is singing out the azan. The use of both the nishad (seventh) and the dhaivat (sixth) is astounding. A beautiful, rare raga - not to be missed.