Raga Shudha Basant or Basant Pancham
Raga Shudh Basant is of Poorvi thaat. Many exponents of Gurbani Sangeet give more importance to Bilawal form of Basant.
Raga Shudha Basant is 25th raga to appear in the raga wise collection of Shabads in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The compositions in this raga appear on a total of 29 pages from page numbers 1168 to 1197. Raga Basant is an old raga and has an important place in Indian Classical Music. There are many forms of Raga Basant.
Swars used in this raga are Rishab komal, Dhaivat komal, Madhayam teevra. All other swars are Shudh. In Aroh Rishab and Pancham are not used. Shudh Madhayam is occasionally used to create beauty in singing.