Raga Shyam Kalyan

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Raga Shyam Kalyan

Raga Shyam Kalyan is a very melodious raga. Raga Shyam Kalyan is a very sweet raga. It is a mixture of wellness and orgasmic organs. It is a mixture of Kalyan Ang and Kamod Ang (G m P G m R S).

There are few things to be kept in mind while singing Shyam Kalyan. Gandhar is not forbidden in Aaroh, still one should not render G M P N S', rather R M P N S' is rendered. Gandhar is used in Aaroh like G m P G m R S. In general, Avroh is like this: S' N D P M P D P ; G m P G m R S. In Avroh, sometimes Nishad can be skipped like - P S' S' R' S' N S' D P.

Raga Shuddha Sarang is nearest to this raga, where Dhaivat is taken as Kan-Swar in Avroh. Whereas in Shyam Kalyan Dhaivat is rendered Deergh as in Kalyan Ang. Presence of Gandhar in Shyam Kalyan also separates it from Shuddha Sarang.

Raga Shuddh sarang and Shyam kalyan have some similarity; although the former doesn’t  include Ga. The concluding phrase – G m R S helps to maintain the impression of Shyam kalyan. Although this phrase also occurs in raga Kamod, dominance of sharp Ma and Ni in Shyam kalyan gives it a distinct character.

A chalan bheda within the Kalyan framework and an overlay of the Kamod signature G M P G M R S are the chief features of raga Shyam Kalyan. Although one observes idiosyncratic touches across various stylistic schools, chiefly in the poorvanga, the core of the raga is almost universally acknowledged. It goes without saying that a certain musical maturity is required to abstract away the central themes.


   Raga Structure of Shyam Kalyan

Thaat : Kalyan

Jati : Shadhav-Sampurna

Vadi : S

Samvadi : M

Aroh : S - R - M - P - N - S'

Avroh : S' - N - D - P - M - P - G - m - R - S

Pakad : R - P, G - m - R, 'N - S

Vishranti Sthan : S; R; P; N; - S'; N; P; R;

Mukhya Ang : S R ,N S (m)R ; R M M P ; P G m R ; M P ; G m P ; G m R ; ,N S R S;

Swaras : Dhaivat Varjya in Aaroh. Both Madhyams. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

Time : 1st prahar of the night (6PM to 9PM) 

Mood : Bhakti (Devotion), Shant (Serene, Peaceful), Shringar (Romantic)

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   Songs based on Raga Shyam Kalyan

1) Yoon Neend Se - Film - Dard Ka Rishta

2) Svakara shapatha vachani - Sangeet Sanshay Kallol



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