Shankara Raag Description

Shankara is a raga in Hindustani classical music. Veer-Rasa (Roudra Roop for Tandav of Lord Shankara) is the best expression of this Raag. Dhaivat is not straight forward in Aaroh and is rendered like this G P N D S’ N. You wake up from a stupor or disturbed state of mind upon hearing this Raag which implies as surge of the life force with the sharp rather bold pronunciation of notes in this melody. The following combinations are illustrative for proper effect:

,N, ,N ,N S ; ,P ,N ,P S ; ,P ,N ,D S ; ,N ,N S ; ,P ,N S G ; G P G ; S G P G ; PD PP G ; P G ; G RS ; ,N S G G P ; P N D S’ N ; N P ; G P N N S’ ; S’ R’S’ N ; N D S’ N P G ; P G R S;

 

ThaatBilawal
Vaadi/SamvaadiP/S
Prahar5 (6 pm - 9 pm)
Important Anuvaadi
AarohaS-GR-G-P-N-DS'
Bhaav
AvarohaS'-N-DP-G-P-RG-RS
Saptak-pradhaanataMandra-Madhya
PakadG-P-N-(D)S'-N-(D)P-G-P-®G-®S
Tanpura TuningP
JaatiShadav-Shadav
Other Characteristics
Similar Raagas
Popular Film Songs1. Rumjhum Rumjhum chaal tihaari
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Non-Film Songs