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12 week(s)
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For a Masters course, content mastery will be approached with a big picture idea. Each course will have a set of Ragas, selected on the basis of a general principle. It is expected that the student analyses the principle and hypothesizes on the link of the Ragas to this principle, based on the in depth study of the nature of each Raga. Independent learning by the student with guided listening will be the prominent pedagogy. The four Ragas chosen in this course HV401 are ones in which both the Prakrit and Vikrit forms of the same note are present. The student could explore the effect of this arrangement of notes on the mood created as well as the kind of treatment that is afforded. The Ragas being introduced are Shuddh Sarang, Jog and Marubihag. Raga Lalit is reviewed here. Theory – Prakrit and Vikrit Swaras, the relationship of these Swara Prayogas with the overall expression of the Raga, Swaras and Rasas as explained in the Natya Shastra. Sarang ke Prakar.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, two 45 mins lesson per week


  • To sing Swar Aalap in the Ragas Shuddh Sarang, Jog and Marubihag with clarity in Raga Roop. 
  • To learn a Bada Khayal in Shuddh Sarang with Badhat and Taan
  • To learn a Bada Khayal in Jog with Badhat and Taan
  • To learn Chhota Khayals with development in Ragas Shuddh Sarang, Jog and Marubihag
  • To listen to Dhrupad and Khayal in Jog and identify how the two Gandhars are used in the two styles of Aalap
  • To choose a Bhajan and compose a tune in Marubihag
  • To gain an insight into the Sarang Ang Ragas
  • To review Raga Lalit with this principle


The student has completed HV316 at the academy OR the students who have completed about 8 years of learning. The students need to fulfill the prerequisites set by the acdemy.

Raga Shuddh Sarang
  • Introduction to Raga Shuddh Sarang
  • Raga Characteristics of Raga Shuddh Sarang
  • Sama Prakriti Ragas as Shuddh Sarang-comparative study
  • Bada Khayal in Shuddh Sarang
  • Chhota Khayal in Shuddh Sarang
Raga Jog
  • Introduction to Raga Jog
  • Raga Characteristics of Raga Jog
  • Comparative study with the equivalent Carnaic Raga Naatai
  • Bada Khayal in Raga Jog
  • Chhota Khayal in Raga Jog
  • Dhrupad in Raga Jog
Raga Marubihag
  • Introduction to Raga Marubihag
  • Raga Characteristics of Raga Marubihag
  • Chhota Khayal in Raga Marubihag
Bhajan poetry for composition
  • Meera Bhajan
  • Soordas Bhajan
  • Tulasidas Bhajan
  • Kabir Bhajan
Sarang family Ragas
  • Sarang Ang
  • History connected to Sarang Ang
  • Overview of Sarang Ang Ragas
Swaras and Rasas
  • Rasas as defined in the Natyashastra
  • Prakrit and Vikrit Swaras associated with Rasas

The student is able to 

  • Present Raga Shuddha Sarang and Raga Jog for 30 minutes
  • Present Raga Marubihag for 45 minutes 
  • Present Raga Lalit for 45 minutes
  • Present the self composed composition
  • Present a paper on the Sarang Ang Ragas
  • Explain the effect of different Swaras in building the overall expression of a Raga