Malhar  is an old indian classical raaga.It is also known as” Miya Malhar”since it was a wonderful creation by Sangeet Maestro Miya Tansen.Malhar is associated with the atmosphere of torrential rains,thunder of clouds.The use of Shudh Nishad in Mandra Saptak makes the raaga sweet and melodious.Beside the basic shudh Malhar there are several Malhar-related raags ie Ramdasi Malhar,Gaud Malhar,Sur Malhar,Des Malhar,Nat Malhar and Meera ki Malhar.According to legends,Raag Malhar is so powerful that when sung it induces rainfall.

Aarohan-Sa Re Ma Pa Dh Ni Sa’.

Avrohan-Sa’Ni Dh Pa Ma Ga Re Sa.

Pakad-Ni(mandra)Sa ,Ni (mandra)Dh (Mandra)Ni (mandra) Ma(mandra) Pa(mandra),Re Ni (mandra)Dh (mandra) Sa,Re Re Sa,Re Dh Ni Pa,Ni Dh Ni Sa’.


Time-Rainy season or 2nd phase of night.

Vadi -Pancham(Pa).


Movie related songs for Raag Malhar.


  • Film – Tansen.
  • Year – 1942.
  • Rag – Megh Malhar.
  • Taal – Teentaal.
  • Music Director(s) – Khemchand Prakash.
  • Singer(s) – Khurshid.

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