Bhairavi is named after the feminine aspect of the extraterrestrial life force, which is personified as a spouse of Lord Shiva. Hence, it is visualized in female form. It is very powerful and filled with devotion and compassion. Bhairavi is actually performed early in the morning in a peaceful, serious and occasionally sad mood. Traditionally Bhairavi is used as the last item of a program, for its exceptional detail of sentiments and also for its broad tonal arrangement.
This late afternoon raag creates a heavy atmosphere.
Multani is among the ‘big’ ragas, highly regarded by musicians for its weighty mien and wide compass. We are talking big league surfing of the melodic waves here.
This pentatonic scale raag is relatively new to the Hindustani tradition, being originally a Carnatic (or South Indian classical) raga, and its status remains somewhat low among the classical ragas. It is treated more as a semi-classical or light raga. It is sung from late evening to midnight and has a plaintive, hauntingly pretty melodic profile.
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She has learnt Patiala Gharana gayaki of Indian classical music from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, London.
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