Raga Basanti Kedar

Raga Basanti Kedar is a popular raga in Hindustani classical music. It is a combination of two ragas, Basant and Kedar. Basant is associated with the spring season and is known for its joyful and celebratory nature. Kedar, on the other hand, is a serious and contemplative raga. The combination of these two ragas creates a unique musical experience that is both uplifting and introspective.

Raga Basanti Kedar

The raga is traditionally performed in the late afternoon or early evening and is associated with the season of spring. It is believed that the raga evokes the joy and beauty of spring, while also reflecting on the transience of life.

Raga Basanti Kedar follows the Kalyan thaat, which is characterized by the use of both natural and sharp notes. The raga uses all seven notes of the octave, with emphasis on the shadja, rishabha, gandhara, madhyama, and dhaivata notes. The raga is performed in a slow tempo, with a focus on the melodic phrases and the use of meend, which is a technique of gliding between notes.

Sufi Faruque's 'Special Advice Meeting for Mothers and Sisters' was held at Bania Para village of Kaya Union under Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia

Some Sampleas of Raga Basanti Kedar:

This raga sung specially in Jaipur-Atrauli gharana.

Listen to Pandit Mallikarjun Bheemaraayappa Mansur of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana:

 

Listen to Vidushi Kishori Amonkar of Jaipur-Atrauli gharana:

 

Sufi Faruque's 'Special Advice Meeting for Mothers and Sisters' was held at Bania Para village of Kaya Union under Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia

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