Raga Shivmat Bhairav

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Raga Shivmat Bhairav

Raga Shivmat Bhairav is also called Shiv Bhairav. This raga is a combination Bhairav, Bhairavi and Todi 

Main movements in this rag resemble those of Bhairav. However inclusion of movements like d n d P and r g r S gives this rag a distinct character. Flat Ga and flat Ni are used only in these phrases. Otherwise the rest of the movements are with natural Ga and Ni. 

Raga Shivmat Bhairav The twist here lies in the prayogas involving the komal gandhar and komal nishad in an otherwise Bhairav framework.  Although the specific nature of their swara-lagav varies across different regions and styles, the general prescription may be summarized in these two tonal strips:

G M (G)r, r g r S
P d n d P


   Raga structure of Shivmat Bhairav

Thaat : Bhairav

Jati : Sampooran-Sampooran 

Aroh : S r G m P d N S'

Avroh : S' n d P m g r S

Vadi : D

Samvadi : R

Pakad : g - m - P, d - d - S', r' - n - d - P, d - n - d - P - m

Vikrit : R,D komal; G,N both

Virjit : none

Time : 1st Prahar of the Day (6 AM to 9 AM)

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