Ragas : Bageshri

updated on Nov 29, 2011

Raga Bageshri, is a popular raga in North Indian music. It depicts the emotions of pratiksha or awaiting of a lover. This raga highights and emphasizes the ma swara.

The Pa note is skipped in the Aaroha, which makes it unique among other ma-emphasized ragas. It can also be skipped in the Avaroha, however, some musicians include the Pa as a surprise note in the Avaroha.

Other Ragas in Thaat Kafi:

Moods: Romance, Love-play, Playing hard to get, Pratiksha

Aaroha:   'n  S  g  m,  D  n  S'
Avaroha:  S'  n  D  m  P  D  g,  m  g  R  S
Pakad:    'n  S  m  g  m  D,  n  D  m,  m  P  D  g,  m  g  R  S
Thaat:     Kafi
Prahar:    Late night

Introduction to Raga Bageshri

Raga Bageshri - Short Demonstration
Introduction to Raga bageshwari - Sitar


Bageshri-Alaap - from "Indian Classical Music On Sitar & Tabla"
Raga bageshri by Dr. Prabha Atre
Bansuri, Flute, Santoor - Tranquility
Adnan Sami & Zakir Hussain, Raag Bageshri. Live, excerpt.


Aapko bhool jaaye hum (CS) mishra kaafi
Kaise kaise log - MH
Dilki baat labope - MH
Ek naye modpe - MH
Poochhta jaa mere marghatse guzarne waley - GA
Chaman men rang-e-bahar utara to maine dekha - GA

Hindi Songs

Aaye bahaar banke lubhakar chale gaye - Rafi - SJ - Rajahath
Jag dard-e-ishq jag, dil ko beqarar kar - Hemant - CRama - Anarkali 
Ham bane tum bane, ek duje ke liye - BalaS - LP - El duje ke liye
Jeevan se bhari teri aankhen - Kishore - KA - Safar
Dur rahkar na karo baat, karin aajao - Rafi - Ravi - Amaanat
Aja re, paradesi - Lata - Salil - Madhumati 
Chah barbad karegi - KLSaigal - Shah Jahan 
Seene main jalan - Gaman 
Teri pyari pyari surat ko, kisi ki nazar na lage - Rafi - SJ - Sasural
Aaja ke intezaar main - Rafi - SJ - Halaku
Radha na bole na bole - Lata - CRama - Azad 
Bedardi dagabaz ja tu nahin balma mora - Bluff Master
Ja re, beiman tujhe jan liya 
Jao jao nand ke lala - Rangoli
Ghadi Ghadi mera dil dhadke - Madhumati
Insaan ka insaan se ho bhaichaara yahi paigaam hamara
Hamse aya na gaya - Dekh Kabir Roya
Aapse kya gila - CS (with kaafi)
Chhalak rahi bunden
Divane tum, divane hum 
Shubh ghadi ai re



  1. on Apr 22, 2017 12:04 PM by  barnali


  2. on Oct 13, 2014 08:10 AM by  Sarth Vats

    It helps me to do my Raag bageshri ....

  3. on Apr 21, 2014 08:04 AM by  peace4all

    hi , can someone sent me some melodic outlines of bageshri ?
    please sent to jessy jessy 108 @ gmail. com

    really nice and thanks

  4. on Mar 13, 2014 08:03 PM by  SANJAY SAMANTA


  5. on Jan 28, 2014 05:01 AM by  Mitesh Desai

    Great work.. Nice to learn that so many great songs are based on raag Bageshree... What about 'Tu jo mere sur me, sur mila le ' from Chitchor.. Yes it has used Shudhha G liberally but gives a great feeling.

  6. on May 12, 2013 04:05 PM by  Alok Goel

    Great Work....

    Absolutely pleased to see such good work for keeping up our classical music... Please, do not stop. Your descriptions of the ragas, with pakad and other details set the tone for a lovely learning experience..

    Build your data base and include many, many more ragas.. Keep up the good work..

  7. on Oct 21, 2012 02:10 PM by  Sucheta Pai

    Jeevan se bhari teri aankhen sung by Kishore Kumar is in Raag Malgunji.

  8. on Oct 21, 2012 07:10 AM by  BIKRAM MALLIK

    Hi Dear,
    I wish the Notation or Raag Bageshree(Slow and medium rhythem).
    Could you send the Raag to my email id. bmallik13@gmail.com

    Thanking you.

    Bikram Mallik

  9. on Feb 24, 2012 02:02 PM by  Kristina

    i am not a tiaenrd voice but i can say this is phenomenal work from your end. The singers great and i know your sense of sound, you are really the guy with more than 2 ears! i have a pair of harmon cardons and this mix of yours fills the room brother wow. what next? an album? may be you should

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