Raga Jhinjhoti

   About Raga Jhinjhoti

Raga Jhinjhoti 

Jhinjhoti is a Hindustani classical raga from the Khamaj Thaat. This is a light and playful Raga, apt for instrumental music. In this Raga mostly light mood bandishes (compositions) are rendered. 

This Raga is mostly expanded in Madhya and Mandra Octaves. The nearest Raga is Khambavati.

Jhinjhoti is regarded as a light raga (Bhatkhande). Nevertheless it is practiced in both dhrupad and khayal tradition by vocalists as well instrumentalists. Furthermore, the raga is commonly used in semi-classical genres of tappa and thumri and also features in verses used in Hindu wedding rituals (mangalashtak). In dhrupad tradition the raga is sometimes referred to as Kambhoji.

This raga is considered as 'Ashraya Raga' of Khamaj Thaat or Parental Scale. Since all the seven notes are used in the raga, its Jati is Sampoorna or heptatonic. The seventh note Ni in this raga is Komal or Flat and the rest of the notes are Shuddha. The most important and prominent note in this raga is the 'Ga' which is called the Vadi swar and the Samvadi swar or the supporting note is 'Dha'. The raga structure is more prominent in the lower octave and hence the improvisation of this raga is mostly done in the Mandra and Madhya Sthaans.

Being originally a late night Raga, the songs based on this Raga are very intense and soulful and full of self-pity, eg, Jehan Ara number : Teri aankh ke aansu pi jaayun aisi meri taqdeer kahan; or Pagla Kahin Ka number: Tum mujhe youn bhula na paayoge. As we go along, you will understand.


   Structure of Raga Jhinjhoti

Thaat : Khamaj

Jati : Shadav-Sampurna Vakra 

Aroha : S R m P D S'

Avaroh : S' n D P m G R G S

Pakad : D S R m G R G S R n D P D S P D S R G m G m G R S R n D S

Chalan : D S R m G R G S R n D P D S P D S R G m G m G R S R n D S

Vadi : Ga

Samavadi : Ni

Vishranti Sthan : S; P; D; - S'; P; G;

Equivalent raga : Khambavati

Swaras : Nishad Varjya in Aaroh, Nishad Komal in Avroh. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

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

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   Songs based on Raga Jhinjhoti

Songs in Raga Jhinjhoti 

A famous rendition of this raga is Abdul Karim Khan's Thumri 'Piya Bin Nahi Aavat Chain' which Bhimsen Joshi had heard as a child and which left a lasting impression on him.

1) Chhup Gaya Koi Re Dur Se Pukar Ke - Film : Champa Kali (1957)

2) Ghungroo Ki Tarah Bajta Hi Raha - Film : Chor Machaye Shor (1974)

3) Ja Ja Re Ja Balamva - Film : Basant Bahaar (1956)

4) Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Duniya Mein - Film : Chirag (1969)

5) So Ja Rajkumari So Ja - Film : Zindagi (1940)

6) Mose Chhal Kiye Jaye - Film : Guide (1965)

7) Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya - Film : Guide (1965)

8) Koi Hamdam Na Raha - Film : Jhumroo (1961)

9) Jaoon Kahan Bata Aye Dil - Film : Chhoti Bahen (1959)

10) Badli Badli Duniya Hai Meri - Film : Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962)

11) Ghungroo Ki Tarah Bajta Hi Raha - Film : Chor Machaye Shor (1974)

12) Aapne Yaad Dilaya Toh Mujhe Yaad Aaya - Film : Aarti (1962)

13) Tum Mujhe Yun Bhula Na Paoge - Film : Pagla Kahin Ka (1970)

14) Mere mehboob tujhe meri mohabbat ki kasam

15) Ek raat mein do do chand khile

16) Rehate the kabhi jinake dil mein

17) Teri aankh ke aansu pi jaayun.

18) Phir teri kahani yaad aayi

19) Taa thai taa taa thai

20) Sansaar se bhaage phirte ho, Bhagwan ko tum kyaa paayogi

21) Raat nikhari hui, zulf bikhari hui

22) Chali ban ke dulhan unase laagi lagan

23) Sakhi re pi kaa naam, naam na puuchho

24) Hum aaj kahin dil kho baihte

25) Aaj hai pyaar ka faisla ai sanam

26) Gulon mein rang bhare, a ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz, sung by Mehdi Hassan.

Some of the popular compositions of Raga Jhinjhoti

Itanee Arajee Maano Papiyaraa, 
Aaja kaanha Madhura Raaga, 
More Man Gopal Lal Biraje, 
Man Na Laage Ri Riyarwa Bina Tanik, 
Eri Sakhi Kachu Ban Aawe, 
Kahaake Pathika Kahaa Kinho Hai,

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