Ragas : Pahadi

updated on Dec 26, 2014

Raga Pahadi is a popular raga based on folk music. As its name suggests, it originates from the mountainous region of Himalayas. It resembles two other ragas which exude the rich cultural heritage of folk music: Mand from the Rajasthan region and Pilu from the Hindi heartland. It is a light raga and resembles more like a 'dhun'. It is very popular in Hindi music and sometimes simulates multiple echoes (e.g. koa kagaz tha yeh man mera....mera....mera).

Pahadi is mostly sung in the lower and middle octaves. Soundofindia.com describes it beautifully: the raga is like a lover, unruffled in union, serene in separation, powerful enough to achieve eternal union, but resigned to the painful parting ordained by destiny.

Moods: Love, Pensive, Melancholy, Suited to bhajans/ghazals/thumris

Aaroha:   'P  'D  S  R  G  P  D  S'
Avaroha:  S'  N  D  P  m  G  R  S  'N  'D  'P  'D  S
Pakad:    S'  D  P  m  G  P  D  S'
Thaat:     Bilawal
Prahar:    Anytime

Other variations:
S, S R D' S D' P', D' G' P' D' S... R G M G, S D' P' M' G', G' P' D' S

shuddha nishad often imparts a tinge of Mand:
S, D' N' P' D' S, G P DNPD S" D P G M G

Other swaras - komal gandhar, komal rishab, teevra madhyam - are judiciously employed:
P' D' S R G M GgG, G P D S", D P m P M G, RrR, S

Classical

Nikhil Banerjee- Raag Pahadi Hari om tatsat - Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Hariprasad Chaurasia--Pahadi thumri

Ghazals

Dil mein ek lahar si uthi hai abhi (keherva) - Ghulam Ali
Baat karni mujhe mushkil (keherva) - Mehdi Hassan

Hindi Songs

Kora kagaz tha yeh man mera (Dadra) - Kishore - SDB - Aradhana 
Suhani raat dhal chuki (keherva) - Rafi - Naushad - Dulari 
Chaudvi ka chaand ho (keherva) - Rafi - Ravi - Chaudavi ka Chand 
Tasveer banata huun tasvir nahin banti (keherva) - Talat - Naushad -  Baradari
Chahunga main tujhe, saanjh saware (keherva) - Rafi - LP - Dosti
Jaane kya dundhti rehti hai (Dadra) - Rafi - Khayyam - Shola aur shabnam
Rahe na rahe ham maheka karenge - Lata - Roshan - Mamta
Jo vada kiya vo, nibhana padega - Rafi - Roshan - Taj Mahal
Sun ri sakhi mohe sajna bulae - Lata - Hemant - Nagin
Isharon isharon mein dil lenewale - Rafi - OPN - Kashmir Ki Kali 
Mere aankho mein bas gaya koi re - Lata - SJ - Barsaat
Awaz de kahaan hai - Noorjehan - Naushad - Anmol Ghadi
Do dil dhadak rahen hain - Talat/Asha - Chitragupt - Insaaf
O duur ke musafir hamko bhi sath le le - Rafi - Naushad - Udan Khatola
Parbaton ke pedon par - Suman/Rafi - Khayyam - Shagun
Aaja re, aaja re o mere dilvar aaja - Noorie
Chal udd ja re panchi - Rafi - Chitragupt - Bhabhi 
Paayo ji maine rama ratan dhan payo - Bhajan by D V Paluskar
Jawan hai mohabbat, haseen hai zamana - Noorjahan - Naushad - Anmol ghadi
Aaj ki raat mere dil ki salami - Rafi - Naushad - Ram Aur Shyam 
Saajan ki galiyan chod chale - Lata - Shyam Sunder - Baazar 
Lag ja gale ke phir ye hansi raat - Lata - MM - Woh kaun thi 
Dil pukare a re a re - Rafi - SDB - Jewel Thief
Aaj ki raat piya dil na todo - Geeta Dutt - SDB - Baazi
Saavan ka mahina pavan kare sor - Mukesh - Milan
Aage bhi jane na tu - Asha - Ravi - Waqt
Do sitaron ka zamin par hai milan - Rafi - Naushad - Kohinoor
Are ja re hato natakhat - Asha - CRama - Navrang
Dil le ke daga denge - Rafi - OPN - Naya Daur
Yara dildara mera dil kahata - Aadmi aur Insaan 
Dil todne vale, tujhe dil dhoond raha hai - Rafi - Naushad - Son of India
Chalo dildar chalo - Rafi/Lata - GhulamMohd/Naushad - Pakeezah
Tum apna ranj o gam, apni pareshani mujhe de do - Jagjeet Kaur
Koi pyaar ki dekhe jadugari - Lata - Naushad - Kohinoor
Meri ankhon me bas gaya koi re mohe ninda aye - Lata - SJ - Barsaat
Ye dil aur unki - Lata - Jaidev - Prem Parbat
Vrindavan ka krishna kanhaiya - Rafi - Hemant - Miss Mary
Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein, khayaal aata hai (keherva) - Mukesh - Khayyam - Kabhi Kabhi
Din hai bahar ke tere mere - Mahendra - Ravi - Waqt
Tere bharose he nandalala - Rafi - Khayyam
Kaun aaya hai nigahonmen chamak jag uthi - Asha - Ravi - Waqt
Sakhi ri mera man umade tana dole - Lata - Roshan - Chitralekha
Karavate badlate rahe sari raat ham - Kishore - RDB - Aap ki Kasam
Vo dil kahan se laun - Lata - Ravi - Bharosa
Jane valo zara mudke dekho mujhe - Rafi - LP - Dosti
Baharon mera jivan bhi sanvaro - Lata - Khayyam - Aakhiri Khat
Mora nadan balma - Lata - SJ - Ujala
Do dil tute do dil hare - Lata - MM - Heer Ranjha
Aaja tujhko pukare mera pyar - Rafi - Ravi - Neel Kamal
Baharon ki manjhil rahe - Lata - Roshan - Aarti
Chori chori koi ae - Lata - Khayyam - Noorie
Mushkil hai bahut mushkil - Lata - KhemChand - Mahal
Bachpan ki muhabbat ko dil se na juda karna
Gudiya hamse ruthi rahogi - Lata - LP - Dosti
Aaja raja leke barat aaja - Asha - Ravi - Anmol Moti
Vahan kaun hai tera musafir - SDB - SDB - Guide
Husn pahadon ka - Lata - RavindraJain - Ram Teri Ganga Maili
Neela aasman so gayaa - Lata - ShivHari - Silsila
Gaya andhera hua ujala - Lata - CRama - Subah Ka Tara 
Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai magar - Rafi - SardarMalik - Bachpan
Sajan ki gailyan chod - Lata - ShyamSunder - Bazaar
Nainka chain churakar le gayi - Mukesh - SNTripathi - Chandramukhi
Saawan ke jhule pade - Lata - Vasant Desai - Jurmana
Sare jahan se accha, hindustan hamara - Asha - NDatta - Apna ghar
Rula ke gaya sapna mera - Lata - SDB - Jewel Thief
Preet ye kaisi bol duniya - Lata - SJ - Daag
Ham jab simata ke aapki bahon mein - Asha - Ravi - Waqt
Mohe jana hai peeke nagariya - Lata - Hemant - Nagin
Tukde hai mere dilke - Rafi OPN - Mere Sanam
Salamat raho - Rafi - LP - Parasmani
Neele parabton ki dhara - Asha - Ravi - Aadmi aur Insaan
Tere nainon ne chori kiya - Suraiya - Naushad - Pyaar ki jeet
Sham dhale khidki tale - CRama - CRama - Albela
Mori atariyape kagan bole - Meena - MM - Aankhen
Ye vadiyan phizae bula rahi - Rafi - Ravi - Aaj aur Kal
Tora mann bada papi sanvariya re - Asha - Naushad - Ganga Jamuna 
Usko nahin dekha hamne kabhi - MannaDey - Roshan - Dadi Maa
Phoolon ke rang se, dil ki kalam se - Kishore - SDB - Prem Pujari (mixed with other Ragas)

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Comments

  1. on Aug 26, 2017 01:08 PM by  Larissa

    Qamar Akash the sign (') represents the swaras in lower octave

  2. on Aug 06, 2017 03:08 PM by  Hiro Motiramani

    Aaja re pyar pukare lata is song based on which Raag. Please can you tell me

  3. on Apr 20, 2017 06:04 AM by  R K GOYAL

    SirMadamGuruji
    I am fond of listening songs from golden era.
    I want to know which song belongs to which raaga?
    How it can be known?
    Please.

  4. on Feb 01, 2017 05:02 AM by  Qamar Akash

    koi mujhy btay ga k ('P 'D S R G P D S') pahadi k sur hn. in me (') kis chiz ko represent kr rha ha.lazmi jawab dn
    ho sky to mjhy sms ya whats app kr dn plz. 00923138060408

  5. on Jan 24, 2017 10:01 PM by  Saurin S. Mehta

    The song mentioned as SAAWAN KE JHULE PADE from the film JURMANA is Composed by R.D.BURMAN instead is mentioned as Vasant Desai
    Kindly Rectify
    Thanx

  6. on Dec 25, 2016 06:12 PM by  neer

    How kishoreda was able to sing the songs without knowing the ABCD of classical music.Really amazing talent.

  7. on Sep 18, 2016 09:09 PM by  Sriprasad Mahapatra

    Radhe Radhe
    It is good to give details about the Raag Parichaya in order to have a clear idea for the Music Lovers.
    But the "Komal"Underscore ( _ ) under the letter, "Teevra" A horizontal ( ) on the head of the letter, "Lower Octave " A dot ( . ) under the letter , "Higher Octave" A dot ( . ) on the head of the letter etc are not mentioned properly.
    Kindly take care the matter.
    Hope for the BEST.
    Sriprasad


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