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luvdasitar

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1) http://www.esnips.com/doc/7975e303-1c41-443f-bac7-c0351ebfc898/Raag-Bihag. Here listen to the tarana at the end. Blows your mind away.
Am I the only one on this whole board who’s going to say this is a speeded-up recording?
Is it ? Oh well...I tend to be too trusting of people.
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Raga Bihag bandish
"Lat Uljhi Sulajha Ja Balama, hathon me mehndi lagi hai mere" ("Please move the tendril of hair that has drifted across my forehead, my hands are soiled with henna") is IMHO one of the finest bandishes in ICM.
My favourite is that sung by Bhimsen Joshi (42 minutes PSLP5532). Which is yours everybody?

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I am going to be shameless here and say that my favourite one is by Pandit Jasraj. There is also another famous bandish in Bihag.."Runak Jhunak moree bajee payaliya" . Try as I might I have not been able to come with an apt translation. There is a recording on esnips where Girija Devi sings this bandish.
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Raga Bihag bandish
"Lat Uljhi Sulajha Ja Balama, hathon me mehndi lagi hai mere" ("Please move the tendril of hair that has drifted across my forehead, my hands are soiled with henna") is IMHO one of the finest bandishes in ICM.
My favourite is that sung by Bhimsen Joshi (42 minutes PSLP5532). Which is yours everybody?

Kanti
There is also another famous bandish in Bihag.."Runak Jhunak moree bajee payaliya" . Try as I might I have not been able to come with an apt translation. There is a recording on esnips where Girija Devi sings this bandish.
Nevermind, any bandish with "payaliya bajee" can't be too deep.

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"Just on the 'mood' of Bihag. I find it a pretty serious raga with its fair share of pathos imbued phrases like G M P D G M G-R-S, P N S" N P and N S" M" G"."

I beg to differ on the mood. It's sringara, not serious. Ali Akbar Khan described the mood of Bihag as, "A woman is putting on her jewelry in anticipation of seeing her lover." A serious approach to this rag destroys it romantic playfulness. It was also considered the younger sister of Purvi in the old raga-ragini system. Nand, or Nandi Kalyan, was another sister.
Thanks for sharing this info .
Would you mind sharing the info about the corresponding male raga ?
Or could you give a link where the different raga-families ( Raga-ragini ) of your Guru-lineage are written ? ( if available at all on the net ... ) . I hope I am not surpassing the limits of etiquette in this way .

The most famous Ragamala is , I believe , the one used in Sikh sangeet , because it is all over the net . I have seen some other systems which appear in different Google-books , but they can not be copied and pasted . What is sure , anyway , that Bihag ( Vihang ) does not appear in the Sikh Raagmala .

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Hey all.
At my lesson this morning I started learning Raga Bihag.
My teacher will be starting me on this one soon, too! Very interesting thread, good reading material to help me start to get a real feel for the raag.

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I've been listening to an MP3 rip of this at length. Definitely more the modern style with a strong tivra ma presence. I saw Khan-saheb and his son Wajahat play a duet just last year in St Louis (Pilu). Nice vocals from Wajahat in this one too:
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Listen intently to Uday Bhawalkar's Bihag. You will be blown away. Another unusual composition and one that holds great learning potential is Vasantrao Deshpande's Bihag (his own composition). Vasantrao sets the bar for many raags. RF Dagar also has a wonderful rendition. Hariji unfailingly excels at Bihag. There is one with Anindo accompanying him, Classy !.
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While looking at the previous post, I saw someone had asked me a question about Bihag 2 years ago that I didn't notice. According to Ustad Ali Akbar, the male rag associated with Bihag is Shree rag.

I haven't read every post in this thread, but I'm surprised that I haven't seen any reference to Ust. Wahid Khansahib, the grandfather of Ust. Shahid Parvez, who was a master and specialist in Bihag. His Bihag can be heard in Satyajit Ray's "The Music Room" ("Jalsaghar"). In his day, he was known for his performance of this rag. It might be of interest to some people that my former teacher, GS Sachdev, lived in Ustad. Wahid Khansahib's home as a teenager, and listened to him practice that rag almost every day. Sachdev has told me that whenever he plays this rag, he thinks of Ust. Wahid Khansahib.
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