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12 week(s)
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The three Ragas being explored in this course range from having six notes (Puriya) to five (Chandrakauns) and then four with a touch of the fifth to make it to the compulsory number to form a Raga (Hindol). In addition, this study will involve the understanding of other Ragas that share closeness in terms of Swaras with each of these three. Marva and Sohini, those have the same Swaras as Puriya will be reviewed in the light of their distinctive characters. Malkauns, which has a Komal Nishad as opposed to the Shuddha Nishad in Chandrakauns, is a Raga with a completely different Prakriti. Malkauns will be revisited in this context. Theory- Principles of Raga formulation, Dashvidh Raga Lakshanas, Evolution of Raga from Jaati Gayan, Raga formulation in Carnatic music.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


  • To sing Swar Aalap in the Ragas Pooriya, Hindol, Candrakauns and Nat Bhairav
  • To learn a Bada Khayal and Chhota Khayal with development in Pooriya
  • To learn a Chhota Khayals in Raga Hindol and Chandrakauns
  • To revisit Marva and Sohini
  • To revisit Bhairav Ke Prakar and learn a Chhota Khayal with development in Nat Bhairav

 Learning Outcomes

The student is able to

  • Present the Raga Pooriya for 45 min
  • Present Chhota Khayals in Ragas Chandrakauns, Hindol and Nat Bhairav for at least 20 min
  • Present a paper on Principles of Raga formulation

The student has completed HV407 at the academy OR the student has learnt Hindustani Vocal for above 9.5 years. The student needs to fulfill the pre requisites set by the academy.

  • Introduction to Raga Puriya
  • Raga Chracteristics of Puriya
  • Comparative study of similar Ragas with Pooriya
  • Bada Khayal in Puriya
  • Chhota Khayal in Puriya
  • Introduction to Raga Chandrakauns
  • Raga Chracteristics of Chandrakauns
  • Chhota Khayal in Chandrakauns
  • Different compositions in Chandrakauns
  • Introduction to Raga Hindol
  • Raga Chracteristics of Hindol
  • Chhota Khayal in Hindol
Nat Bhairav
  • Introduction to Raga Nat Bhairav
  • Raga Chracteristics of Nat Bhairav
  • Chhota Khayal in Nat Bhairav
Principles of Raga formulation
  • Jaati Gayan
  • Dashvidh Raga Lakshanas
Raga formulation in Carnatic Music
  • Vyakatmakhi's Melakarta system
  • The Janya Ragas