Raga Khambavati

   About Raga Khambavati

Raga Khambavati or Kambavati

Raga Khambavati is a pleasingly sweet melody. It closely resembles Raga Jhinjhoti which is far more popularly known to Indian audience.

The phrase G m S with Meend from Madhyam to Shadj is Raga Vachak phrase of Khambavati. The general Aaroh of this Raag is S R m P D S' and Gandhar is only used in Aaroh in signature phrase G m S. Sometimes in Aaroh while ascending towards Tar Shadj (S') Shuddha Nishad is used like  m P N N S'. Swaras Nishad Varjya in Aaroh. Nishad Komal in Avroh. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.

Khambavati causes occasional confusion by its name. In the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of khayal vocalism, and only in that gharana, the raga commonly recognized as Rageshri is called Khambavati. Khambavati, as documented in authoritative texts, is a rare raga, which bears an affinity to the more popular raga Jhinjhoti. Khambavati belongs to the Khamaj Thaat, one of the parent scales used for the classification of ragas in the Hindustani tradition.

By way of tone material, and as a rare occurrence, Khambavati has two ascents, both intended to be used alternately.

Ascent: S R M P D S [or] S R M P N S. 
Descent: S n D P M G S. 


   Raga structure of Khambavati

Thaat : Khamaj

Jati : Shadhav - Sampurna Vakra or Sampurna - Shadav

Aroh : S R G M P D N S'

Avroh : S' N_ D P M G M S

Vadi : G

Samvadi : D

Time : Second prahar of the night (9PM to 12 Night)

Chalan : 
1. S R n. D. S
2. D. S R M 
3. R M P 
4. D M P D S' or M P N S' 
5. D S' R' G' S'
6. R' n D P
7. D M 
8. G M S

   Songs based on Raga Khambavati

Songs based on Raga Khambavati 

1) Kal me Raghunandan pahile 

   Compositions in Raga Khambavati

Bandishes (compositions )

These bandishes are composed by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang' and following bandishes are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.

1) Bada Khyal : Ye Mag Jaiye Ho Piyarwa
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2) Bada Khyal : Sadra: Ghar Aaye Piya Hulasat Mora

3) Bada Khyal :  Sadra: Ginat Rahi Tare Piya Naahi Aaye

4) Chota Khyal : Bahut Din Beete Beete Ri

5) Chota Khyal : Mandirwa Aaye Na Piya

6) Chota Khyal : Pal Pal Chin Chin Umar Ghatat Hai

7) Chota Khyal : Saajan Aaye More Mandarwa

8) Chota Khyal : Maalaniyan Goondh Laao



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