It is a rainy/monsoon season and late evening raag.
It has been used in patriotic compositions. Vande Mataram, the national song of India, is based on it. The popular old Doordarshan video 'Baje Sargam', which features many respected Indian classical musicians, is also based on Desh.
It is quite close to neighbouring ragas like Tilak kamod, and hence requires skilful rendition to separate itself.
Shruti, the founder of Raagist, is IIT graduate & budding tech entrepreneur.
She has learnt Patiala Gharana gayaki of Indian classical music from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, London.
Vinay, the cofounder of Raagist, is passionate about product management, user experience and technology entrepreneurship. He is an
avid listener of Indian classical music and works as product manager of mobile apps at
He has a bachelors degree in Design from IIT Guwahati.