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Raga Kaunsi Kanada

   About Raga Kaunsi Kanada

Raga Kausi Kanada or Kaushik Kanada

This Raga is rendered in two independent ways Bageshri Ang and Malkauns Ang. However Malkauns Ang is more popular which is a mixture of two ragas Malkauns and Kanada. Rendering with good amount of Meend, Khatkas and Gamaks produce a standing sweet melodic effect on the audience.

Alap and Taans are ended with g m R S (Kanada Ang) or g m g S (Malkauns Ang). Rishabh is also taken in Aaroh occasionally as S R g m R S or R g m S. As the name suggests, Kaushi Kanada is a variant of Kanada. This has G, D and N Komal notes.

In its commonly heard form, this raga combines Malkauns and Kanada by utilizing Malkauns in the 
aroh  and Kanada in the avaroh. Malkauns gets expressed in the arohi phrases and Kanada in the 
avarohi phrases. Some scholars opine that uttarang has Malkauns ang and poorvang has Kanada ang. However, unlike Malkauns, which omits R in aroh, Kaushi Kanada sometimes uses R in aroh, in a weak form.

This raga is like meeting a sophisticated personality, who is gracious, emotionally open and balanced between the past and future. By the past and future, you can have a conversation with this raga going over your past experiences as well as what lies ahead. This conversation can proceed along a number of lines unlike many mono-melodic ragas, Kaunsi Kanada’s colours span an infinite kaleidoscope, offering the raga devotee a multi layered conversational opportunity. It’s a bit like having a conversation with a classic book  all shades of emotions and possibilities exist. One can come away with many angles to the same work.

Kaunsi Kanada highlights the exceptional sophistication of the Hindustani raga system of 'colouring our minds'. 

Comments on https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ : Pandits Rajan Mishra and Sajan Mishra said : A raga monument made of mighty blocks of elaboration and fragile etchings of nuance. But at the last moment, the Banaras Gharana notables settled on Kaushi Kanada, which rises like a crystal spire to the skies, taking art beyond baithaks and often addressing the most enigmatic rasika in the world: God.  "I don't sing for audiences, I sing for myself, I believe that we all have God in us. And when I reach out to that divinity, the audience can feel the emotion and gets involved in the prayer." 


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   Raga structure of Kaunsi Kanada

Thaat : Asawari

Jati : Shadhav-Sampurna Vakra

Vadi : M

Samvadi : S

Vishranti Sthan : S; m; - S'; m;

Mukhya Ang : g m d P ; m g R ; g m S ; g m P m g R ; g S ,d ,n R S;

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

Time : Third prahar of the night (12Night to 3 AM)

Alternative names : Kausi Kanada, Kaushik Kanada

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


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   Songs based on Raga Kaunsi Kanada

Hindi songs in Raga Kaushik Kanada

1) Sau Bar Janam Lenge (Film - Ustaadon Ke Ustaad)

2) Ham tumse juda hoke (Film - Ek Sapera Ek Lutera)

3) Tute huye khwabo ne hamko ye hai (Film - Madhumati)

4) Ab To Madhava Mohe Ubar - Non Film Song

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