Ahir Bhairav

Raag Ahir Bhairav is very ancient raag of Hindustan classical music.It is a mixture of Raag Bhairav and the ancient but now rare raag Abhiri or perhaps a mixture of Bhairav and Kafi.This Raag is also known as Uttarang raag(second half more important) .In this raag the Vadi sur is ‘Ma’ and Samwadi sur is ‘Sa’.In some schools of music ‘Sa’ is considered as Vadi.Pa is generally durbal in this raag.It is sometimes avoided in Aaroh.The Avroh is generally direct,but it is often expressed with a slight oscillation on komal Re(Re) to express the character of Bhairav.
That– Bhairav.
Time of singing-Early Morning 6-9 AM.
Aaroh– Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dh Ni Sa’.
Avroh-Sa’Ni Dh Pa Ma…Ga Ma Re Sa.
Pakad-Pa Dh Ni Dh Pa Ma…Ga Ma Re..Re Sa.
Komal Sur-Re and Ni.
Sa…”NiNi Sa…Re,Re,Sa…”Ni” Dh,”Pa…”Pa”Dh,Ni Sa…Sa Re Ga…Ga MaRe.Re…Sa.
“Dh “Ni Sa…”.Ni”Dh Pa…”Dh “Ni Re….Re Re Sa….Sa Re Re Ga…Ga Ma Re.Re Re Sa..Sa.
NiNi Sa…”Dh”Ni Re Sa….Sa Re Ga…Ga GaMa Re Sa….Ga Ma Pa…Dh Ga..Ma Ma Pa Ga…Ga Ga Ma Pa Ga…Ga Ma Re Sa…Sa.

Popular Songs Based on Ahir Bhairav Raag

1. Albela Sajan Aayo Re (Hindi)    Film: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
    Singer: Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
    Music Director: Ismail Durbar.
    Taal:Teen Taal with a variation of kehrwa.


2.Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum (Hindi)
    Film:Aashiqui .
    Singer: Kumar Sanu.
    Music Director: Nadeem-Shravan.

3.Sola Baras Ki Baali Umar ko Salam
    Film:Ek Duje Ke Liye.
    Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Music DirectorLaxmikant, Pyarelal
    Taal: Keharva


4. Poochho na kaise maine rain bitayi.
    FilmMeri Soorat Teri Aankhen.
    SingerManna Dey Batish.
    Music Director:  S. D. Burman.




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