Raga Maali Gaura or Maligaura
In the SGGS, the Sikh holy Granth (book), there are a total of 60 raga compositions and this raga is the forty second raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appears on a total of 5 pages from page numbers 984 to 989.
Raga Maali Gaura is one of the not very well known ragas and falls in the category of uncommon ragas and it is a difficult raga. There is no reference to this raag in the ancient and medieval Granths of Indian Music nor in the ragmala, which is written at the end of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. There ia a belief that this raga has originated from the Muslims In Sri Guru Granth Sahib we find 6 shabads of Guru Ramdasji, 3 Shabads of Guru Arjan Devji and 2 Shabads of Bhagat Namdev written in this raga. The nature of raag Mali Gaura is to arouse happiness and to prepare one to fight against Kama Krodha etc. One will learn the knack of using everything given by God if we take the support of Naam and bow down before Naam every second.
Mali Gaura conveys the confidence of an expert, whose knowledge is self-evident in both their outlook and actions. This knowledge is learned through experience and therefore creates an air of ‘coolness’.