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Indian Ragas: Introduction to Raag Bhimpalasi

Bhimpalasi is an audhav – sampurna (consists of 5 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the most used ragas used in popular music today. 

When is Raag Bhimpalasi sung?

Raag Bhimpalasi is sung in the early afternoon between 12 – 3 pm.

What is the nature of Raag Bhimpalasi?

Raag Bhimpalasi is meant to depict the Sringara Rasa (Romantic Mood).

What is the Thaat of Raag Bhimpalasi?

The Thaat of Raag Bhimpalasi is Kafi.

What are the notes in Raag Bhimpalasi?

The Arohana of the raga is Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa’ (Ni and Ga are Komal).

The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa (Ni and Ga are Komal).

What is the Vadi and Samvadi of Raag Bhimpalasi?

The Vadi is Ma and the Samvadi is Sa.

Our courses on Raag Bhimpalasi

Course curated by Smt Shruti Bode

This is an introductory Hindustani singing course on Raag Bhimpalasi. This course contains videos and vocal exercises that explain the basic melodic concepts and characteristic aspects of Raag Bhimpalasi. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct immediately and improve your performance.

Concepts covered: Aaroh, Avroh, Pakad, Chalan, Alaap and 4 Bandishes in both sargam Geet and lyrics.

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The course contents are as follows:

  1. Practice Of Aroh, Avroh and Pakad
  2. Practice Of Chalan And Alaap
  3. Alankar Practice
  4. Ja Ja Re Apne Mandirva
  5. Biraj Me Dhoom Machaye
  6. Dhanya Dhanya He Dinakar Raaja
  7. Hamari Kahee Mitwa Maanle

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Bhimpalasi. You can learn Raag Bhimpalasi as well as many other ragas like Durga, Yaman, Brindavani Sarang etc. Think of Riyaz as your very own mobile vocal coach. If you want to learn to sing at home, download the Riyaz App now! 

Course curated by Smt Meghana Kulkarni & Shri Srinivas Hande

This is also an introductory singing course on Raag Bhimapalasi. This singing course has been recorded by two stalwarts of Indian Classical Music, Smt. Meghana Kulkarni and Shri Srinivas Hande. This singing course contains important lessons in the raga for you to listen and repeat after the Guru. You can practice each lesson till you have internalised the concepts covered. While singing you will receive instant visual feedback so you can correct yourself immediately and improve.

Concepts Covered: ArohAvrohPakadChalanAlaapLakshangeet,Sargamgeet and Chhota Khayal.

One of our teachers : Smt. Meghana Kulkarni

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Lesson Structure 

  1. Introduction
  2. Practice of Aroh and Avroh (Ascent and Descent)
  3. Practice Of Pakad (Phases)
  4. Chalan Practice (Melodic Progression)
  5. Alap of the Raag (Musical Phrases)
  6. Sargamgeet
  7. Lakshangeet
  8. Bandishes – Biraj Mein Dhoom & Noubath Baaje Hari (Compositions)
  9. Paltas (Patterns)

This course is a must if you would like to sing a song in Raag Bhimpalasi. You can learn Raag Bhimpalasi as well as many other ragas like Durga, Yaman, Brindavani Sarang etc. Think of Riyaz as your very own mobile vocal coach. If you want to learn to sing at home, download the Riyaz App now! 

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