Ragas : Pilu

updated on Dec 07, 2012

Raga Pilu is a light classical raga or thumri that is quite varied. Like Bhairavi, all the 12 notes can be used in a composition. Since the structure of the raga is left to the artist's style and interpretation, it is sometimes referred to as Misra Pilu ("mixed version of Pilu") which incorporates not only the main notes but grace notes like komal re, suddha Ga, tivra Ma, komal dha, and both Nis.

Moods: Bhakti, Ebullience of folk love (often samuh-gaan, with clapping of hands). Many Krishna bhajans are in this raga.

Other Ragas in Thaat Kafi:
Bageshri
Bhimpalasi
Kafi

Aaroha:   'N  S  g  m  P  N  S'
Avaroha:  S'  n  D  P  d  m  g  R  S  'N  g  S
Thaat:     Kafi
Pakad:    g  m  d  P  g  S  R  'N  g  S
Prahar:    Anytime
Other variations:
G P d P mg R S N S
S g R g S R 'N S, G m n P g - S
S g R S 'N S 'N - 'P 'd 'P 'N S - g R g 'N S

Introduction to Raga Pilu

Raag Pilu Swaramalika

Classical

Ravi Shankar & Chatur Lal Raga Mishra Piloo In Thumri style
Jugalbandi: Pt Ajoy Chakraborty and Balamurali Krishnan - Raag Pilu
Ustad Shujaat Khan - Raag Pilu

Ghazals

Chaahat des se aane waale yeh to bataa ke sanam kaise hain (keherva) - PU
Aadmi aadmi ko kya - JS
Kaise chhupaau raaz-e-gham (dadra) - MH
Guncha-e-shauq lagaa hai khilne - MH

Hindi Songs

Ae meri johara zabeen, tujhe maaloom nahin (Dadra) - MannaDey - Ravi - Waqt
Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko (keherva) - Asha - RDB - Yaadon Ki Baraat
Dheere se aaja ri akhiyan mein nindiya - Lata - CRama - Albela
Badi der bhayi, kab loge khabar more ram - Rafi - SJ - Basant bahar
Ab ke baras bhejo bhaiya ko babul - Asha - SDB - Bandini
Na jao saiyan chhuda ke baiyan - Geeta Dutt - Hemant - Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
Ghanan ghanan - Udit - ARR - Lagaan
Jaiye aap kahan jayenge - Asha - OPN - Mere Sanam
Surmayi akhiyonmen nanha munna ek sapna (keherva) - Yesudas - Illayaraja - Sadma
Kali ghata chhaye mora jiya ghabraye - Geeta Dutt - SDB - Sujata
More sainya ji utarenge paar nadiya dhire baho - Lata - Naushad - Uran Khatola
Na jhatako zulfse pani - Rafi - Ravi - Shahnai
Kabhi aar kabhi paar laaga teer-e-nazar (Kehrva) - Shamshad begum - OPN - Aar Paar
Dhadakate dil ki tamanna - Suraiya - GulamMohd - Shama
Aapke pehlu main akar ro diye - Rafi - MM - Mera saaya
Tu jo mere sur main - Yesudas - RavindraJain - Chitchor
Sur na saje, kya gaaon main - Mannadey - SJ - Basant Bahar
Baharon ne mera chaman loot kar - Mukesh - Roshan - Devar
Nadiya kinare harayee aayee kangna - Lata - SDB - Abhiman
Apni kaho kuchh meri suno - Talat/Lata - CRama - Parchhai
De de pyaar de - Kishore - Bappi - Sharabi
Allah megh de pani de - SDB - SDB - Guide
Lo aa gayi unki yaad - Lata - Ravi - Do badan
Ude jab jab zulfen teri - Rafi - OPN - Naya daur
Maine rang lee aaj chunariya sajana tore rang mein - Lata - MM - Dulhan Ek Raat Ki
Vikal mora manva - Lata - Roshan - Mamta
More kanha jo aaye palat ke - Aarti - Vanraj - Zardari Begum
Mera pyar bhi tu hai yeh bahar bhi tu hai - Lata - Naushad - Saathi
Banwari Re Jeene Ka Sahara - Lata - SJ - Ek Phool Char Kaante
Na manu na manu...dagabjaaz tori batiya na manu re - Lata - Naushad - Ganga Jamuna
Maine shayad tumhe pahle - Rafi - Roshan - Barsaat Ki Raat (old)
Pi ke ghar aaj pyari dulhaniya chali babul - ShamshadBegum - Naushad - Mother India
Mainu ishq lag gaya rog - Anuradha - NadeemShravan - Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin
Jhoole mein pavanki ayi bahar (kehrva) - Lata - Naushad - Baiju Bawra
Piya piya na lage mora jiya - Asha - OPN - Phagun
Dhoondho dhoondho re saajna - Lata - Naushad - Ganga Jamuna
Tere bin soone nayan hamare - Meri Soorat Teri Aankhein
Bachpan ke din bula na dena - Geeta - SDB - Sujata
Chandan ka palna reshamki dori - Hemant - Naushad - Shabab
Saathi haath badaana - Rafi - OPN - Naya daur
Sach kehti hai duniya - Lata - SDB - Ishq Pe Jor Nahin
Main soya akhiyan meeche - Asha - OPN - Phagun
Hai Hai rasiya tu bada bedardi - Asha - Naushad - Dil diya dard liya
Main ka karun ram, mujhe buddha mil gaya - Lata - SJ - Sangam
Din sara guzara tore angana - Lata - SJ - Junglee
Pardesiyon se na tu ankhiyan milana - Rafi - KA - Jab jab phool khile
Mere angane main tumhara kya kaam hai - Amitabh 
Kahe Gumana Kare - Saigal - Khemchand - Tansen
Ajahun na aye balma, saawan beeta jaaye - Sanjh Aur Savera 
Murali bairan bhayi re kanhaiya tori - Lata - SJ - New Delhi
Kaun gali gaye shyam - Pakeezah
Aaj ki Raat Badi Shokh Badi Natkhat Hai - Rafi - Roshan - Nai Umar ki Nai Fasal
Saari saari raat teri yaad sataye - Aji Bas Shukriya

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Comments

  1. on Apr 11, 2016 05:04 AM by  Ejaz Ul Haq

    I don't agree the song " Teray Bin Soonay nain Hamaray" in Raag Pilu. I am rather convinced that the said song is in Raag Bhem Palasi

  2. on Aug 12, 2014 06:08 AM by  Latha Baradwaj

    A long list of Pilu. I really appreciate your effort. But I have problems with all such websites when they write "Ajahun na aye balma" under any or many raags. It is clearly (Sindhu) Bhairavi. And so is "Murali bairan bhayi re kanhaiya tori". Though there are some variations, this is a good effort. Pl keep it up.

  3. on Feb 15, 2014 06:02 AM by  Temor

    What a fine raga. I can't open the swarmalika (

  4. on Aug 05, 2013 10:08 PM by  Pammy B

    Superb Likhat. What a great knowledge to me about raagas. huge thanks .


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