Jaunpuri Raag Description

Jaunpuri or Javanpuri is a rāga in Hindustani classical music in the Asavari thaat. Some experts like Pandit Omkarnath Thakur consider it indistinguishable from the shuddha rishabh Asavari.

The name of the rāga may associate it with places of this name, such as Javanpur in Gujrat, close to Saurastra region and Jaunpur in northern Uttar Pradesh[citation needed]. Yakshagana raga ‘Saurastra’ is very close to Javanpuri raga.

The arohana is S R m P d m P d n S’ and the avarohana is S’ n d P d m P g R S. It is usually performed in the late morning (9AM-12 noon). The Pakad is “m P n d P, m P g, R m g

This Raag is very similar to Raag Aasavari in its rendering and is very sweet to listen to. Whereas in Asavari both Gandhar and Nishad are Varjya in Aaroh, in Raag Jaunpuri only Gandhar is Varjya.

R R m m P ; d m P g R S ; R ,n S this are the characteristic notes of Raag Jaunpuri. d m P g R S these notes are rendered in Meend and Gandhar and Dhaivat are oscillated, which increases the beauty of this Raag.

This is a Uttarang Pradhan Raag and can be expanded in Madhya and Tar Saptaks. The atmosphere created by this Raag is deep and full of Bhakti and Shringar Ras. Comparable combination illustrative of Raag Jounpuri are:

S ,n ,n S ; R R S ; R R m m P ; P P ; P d d P ; d P d m P ; R R m m P ; m P n d P ; m P d n S’ ; R m P d m P S’; S’ R’ R’ S’ ; R’ R’ n n S’; R n S R n d P ; d m P g R S R m p ; d m P S’;

Prahar2 (9 am - 12 pm)
Important Anuvaadin
Tanpura TuningP
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