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The three Ragas chosen for this course Puriya Kalyan, Shyam Kalyan and Gorakh Kalyan, all have the title of Kalyan, but whereas the first two are combinations (Jod) of two Ragaangas to yield a variety of the parent Raga Kalyan. The study of how Puriya in the first half of the octave and Kalyan in the second half, combine to form Puriya Kalyan, will be taken up in the context of whether it is different from a Chhayalag Raga where the shade of a Raga in a parent Raga (Devgiri Bilaval for example) makes a new Raga, or whether the two terms are synonymous. Shyam Kalyan will be studied with the perspective of how it can be differentiated from Kamod and Shuddha Sarang that are very close to it by way of Swara phrasing. The entity of Gorakh Kalyan will be studied independently as it has a distinctive persona that cannot be understood as a mixture of Ragas. The question of how this Raga acquired its name will be the stimulus of this exploration. Theory – Kalyan Prakars, Review Moorchana, Shuddh and Chhayalag Ragas, Jod Ragas,Tirobhav and Avirbhav.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • To sing Swar Aalap in the Ragas Pooriya Kalyan, Shyam Kalyan and Gorakh Kalyan
  • To learn a Bada Khayal and Chhota Khayalwith development in Pooriya Kalyan
  • To learn a Bada Khayal and Chhota Khayal in Raga Shyam Kalyan
  • To learn a Bada Khayal and a Chhota Khayal in Gorakh Kalyan
  • To study the Kalyan Prakars
  • To research and apply the principles of Shuddh Ragas, Chhayalag Ragas and Jod Ragas

 Learning Outcomes

The student is able to

  • Present Lecture demonstration on Kalyan ke Prakar.
  • Present the Raga Pooriya Kalyan for 45 min
  • Present Bada Khayals and Chhota Khayals in Ragas Shyam Kalyan and Gorakh Kalyan for at least 30 min
  • Show Tirobhav and Avirbhav in any chosen Raga

The student has completed HV405 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for above 9 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

Pooriya Kalyan
  • Introduction to Raga Pooriya Kalyan
  • Raga characteristics of Pooriya Kalyan
  • Bada Khayal in Pooriya Kalyan
  • Chhota Khayal in Pooriya Kalyan
  • Tarana in Pooriya Kalyan
Shyam Kalyan
  • Introduction to Raga Shyam Kalyan
  • Raga characteristics of Shyam Kalyan
  • Bada Khayal in Shyam Kalyan
  • Chhota Khayal in Shyam Kalyan
  • Drut Ektaal Chhota Khayal in Shyam Kalyan
Gorakh Kalyan
  • Introduction to Raga Gorakh Kalyan
  • Raga characteristics of Gorakh Kalyan
  • Bada Khayal in Gorakh Kalyan
  • Chhota Khayal in Gorakh Kalyan
Raag Nand
  • Introduction to Raga Nand
  • Raga characteristics of Nand
  • Chhota Khayal in Raga Nand
Kalyan Ke Prakar
  • Kalyan Ragang
  • History connected to Kalyan
  • An overviw of differnt Kalyans
Shuddh and Chhayalag Ragas
  • Influences of different Ragas
  • Chhayalag Ragas
  • Jod Ragas