Raag Asavari /Asaavari with Notes and Saragam

Introduction

Raag Asavari was originated at Asavari Ghaat. For this reason Raag Asavari is also called Ashray raga from Asavari Ghaat. In this raga the swaras Ga Dha and Ni are used as komal swara. In the Aroh the swaras Ga and Ni both are prohibited and hence only 5 swaras are used.

Aroh and Avaroh
In Avaroh all 7 swaras are used. Because of 5 swaras in Aroh and 7 Swaras in Avaroh, the Jaati of this Raag is Audhav Sampoorna.

Jaati (Audhav Sampoorna)

Taal: Teen Taal

The Vaadi Swara is Dha and Samwadi Swara in of this Raag is Ga.

Prahar:
The Raag is supposed to be sung during 2nd Prahar. (See Prahara 2)

Aroh
Sa Re Ma Pa Dha Sa,
Avaroh
Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Pakad
Re Ma Pa, Ni Dha Pa

Example of Swar Malika
Sthayi
Re Ma Pa Ni Dha Dha Pa Pa,

Ma Pa Dha Pa Ga Re Sa,

Re Ma Pa Ni Dha Dha Pa Pa,

Ma Pa Dha Pa Ga Re Sa,

Re Sa Dha Pa Ma Pa Dha Sa,

Re Ma Pa Dha Ga Re Sa,

Re Sa Dha Pa Ma Pa Dha Sa,

Re Ma Pa Dha Ga Re Sa,

Re Ma Pa Ni Dha Dha Pa Pa,

Ma Pa Dha Pa Ga Re Sa,

Re Ma Pa Ni Dha.

Antara:
Ma Pa Dha Sa Re Sa

Dha Sa Ga Re Sa Dha Pa

Ma Pa Dha Sa Re Sa

Dha Sa Ga Re Sa Dha Pa

Pa Ga Re Sa Re Sa Dha Pa

Ma Pa Dha Pa Ga Re Sa

Pa Ga Re Sa Re Sa Dha Pa

Ma Pa Dha Pa Ga Re Sa

Re Ma Pa Ni Dha Dha Pa Pa

Ma Pa Dha Pa Ga Re Sa,

Re Ma Pa Ni Dha

Example of Bandish of Raag Asavari:

Sthayi
Madhur Madhur Sab Vani Bolo – 2

Kano Mein Sab Rasa Ko Gholo -2

Madhur Madhur Sab, Vani Bolo

Madhur Madhur…

Antara:
Meethi Bani Ki Ganga Mein -2

Sathi Nij Shabadon Ko Gholo,

Madhur Madhur Sab, Vani Bolo

Madhur Madhur…

Another example of Bandish

Aroh
Sa Re Ma Pa Dha(komal) SA

Avaroh
SA Ni(komal) Dha(komal) Pa Ma Pa Dha(komal) Ma Pa Ga(komal) Re Sa

Asaawari Ragini Madhur - 2,

Mrudul sur Ga Dha Ni

Chadhat Ga Ni varaj (Antaraa)

That soha shrungar karun ras

Dha Ga Vadi Samvadi kaha asa

Gunijan Gavat Dwitiya

Praha Din Sughar