Raga Pilu: Most Soothing Raga of Hindustani Classical Music
Introduction

Raga Peelu is a Raga of Kaafi Thaat. In this Raga Shudha Ga and Komal Ga (Ga-) both are used. Also Shudha Ne and Komal Ne (Ne-) both are also used. This Raga invokes a Shaant and Bhakti mood.

Which Thaat does Raga Pilu belong To?

Kafi (Dorian mode): Sa Re ga ma Pa Dha ni SA (Learn more about thaats here)

Which Swara is Vaadi (Prominent) Swara?

Ga (Gandhar) (Learn more about Swaras here)

Which Swara is Samvaadi (Second most prominent) Swara?

Ne (Nishad) (Learn more about Swaras here)

Which Jaati does Raga Peelu belong to?

Sampoorna - Sampoorna (Learn more about Jati of Raga here)

In which prahara is Raga Peelu sung?

Prahar 3 12pm to 3pm: (Learn more about Ashta Prahar here)

What is the Rasa for Raga Peelu?

Shaant (Learn more about Nava Rasa here)


Learn to Sing Raga Peelu
Aroh and Avaroh

Sa Ga Ma Pa Ga- Re Sa ne dha pa ma pa ne Sa

OR (Alternative)
Aroh

ne Sa Ga- Re Ga Ma Pa Ne Dha Pa SA

Avaroh

SA Ne Dha Pa Ma Ga- Re Ga- Ne Sa

Pakad

Ne Sa Re Ma Ga- Re Sa Ne Sa


Swara Malika
Sthai

Sa Ga Re Ga Ga Re Sa Re ne ne Sa Pa Ga Re Sa

Sa Ga Re Ga Ga Re Sa Re ne ne Sa Pa Ga Re Sa

ne ne pa ne ne Sa Ga Ga Ma Pa Ga Re Sa

ne ne pa ne ne Sa Sa Ga Ma Pa Ga Re Sa

Sa Ga Re Sa Ga Ga Re Sa Re ne ne Sa Pa Ga Re

Sa Sa Ga Re Ga Ga Re Sa Re ne ne Sa Pa Ga Re Sa

Antara

Ga Ma Pa Ne SA Ne SA Ne Dha Pa

Ma Ne Dha Pa Ga Ma Pa Ne SA

Ne SA Ne Dha Pa Ma Ne Dha Pa

Re Ma Pa Ne Dha Pa Ma Ga Sa Ga Ma Pa Ga Re Sa

Re Ma Pa Ne Dha Pa Ma Ga Sa Ga Ma Pa Ga Re Sa

Sa Ga Re Ga Ga Re Sa Re ne ne Sa Pa Ga Re Sa


Following is a Rachana of Peelu Raga

Dina ka panchi udata jaye

Dina ka panchi udata jaye

Oor shaam ki mudata jaye

Oor shaam ki mudata jaye

Dina ka panchi udata jaye

Dina ka panchi udata jaye

Palachin ke moti ko chugata

Palachin ke moti ko chugata

Kal ke rath se judata jaye

Kal ke rath se judata jaye

Din ka panchi udata jaye

Din ka panchi udata jaye


A Sample Lakshan Geet is as follows:

Pilu raag din yamini gaavat

Dou gandhar mrudul sur dhaivat

Ga Ne vaadi samvaadi banaavat

Bahat karun ras bhakti suhavat


Here is a sample Bandishi of Peelu Raga

Araj mori ab suno kanhiya

Karo paar bhav mori naiya

Tum bin aur na koi sangati

Kathin gambhir jal maarg haya

He giridhari birad sambhari

Patit udharan kahat logaiya


Bollywood Songs:

Ab Ke Baras Bhej: Bandini (1963); Singer: Asha Bhosle, Music:S.D. Burman

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