Mand Raag Description

Mand or Maand (Hindi: मांड गायकी) is the famous style of singing in Rajasthan. It is well recognized in classical circles and this style is very important in folk-songs of Rajasthan. This is neither accepted as a full-fledged Raga nor is it reckoned among the freely rendered folk songs. It is very near the Thumri or the Ghazal.

It is the exclusive contribution of Rajasthani folklore to the classical music of India. It is the Rajasthan’s most sophisticated style of folk music and is most exclusive contribution to the classical music of India.

Some famous Mand singers are: Allah Jilai Bai from Bikaner ((awarded by Padma Shri-1982 and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award-1988 in Folk Music)), Mangi Bai arya from Udaipur (awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi Award-2008 in Folk Music)& last but not the least Gavari Bai(Also Known as Gavri Devi) from Jodhpur (awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi Award-1975-76 & 1986 in Folk Music).

The famous Rajasthani song Kesariya Balam is in the Mand style.

ThaatBilawal
Vaadi/Samvaadi/
Prahar5 (6 pm - 9 pm)
Important Anuvaadi
AarohaS-G-m-P-D-N-S'
Bhaav
AvarohaS',S'-N-D-P-D,P-N-D-P,G-m-G-R-S
Saptak-pradhaanataMadhya-Tar
PakadG-m-P-D-N-S'.PNDPG,GmGRS
Tanpura TuningP
JaatiShadav-Sampoorn
Other CharacteristicsPerformance time is not strictly defined. Can be performed at any time of the day or night.
Similar Raagas
Popular Film Songs1. Too chanda main chaandani
Film: Reshma Aur Shera
Singers:
Taala:
Music Director: Jaidev
Poet:
Non-Film Songs1. Prabhu ji tum chandan ham paani (Bhajan)
Singers: Anup Jalota
Taala: Bhajan
Music Director:
Poet: