Gurbani Raag Devgandhari
Raga Devghandhari is one of the oldest raga of the Indian School of Music. According to one one belief it is made up of ragas Asawari, Bhairo and Devgiri. In the Ragamala listed at the end of Guru Granth Sahib it is classified as a consort of raga Malkausak. In the Kali Nath School of music it is listed as a consort of Sri raga, whereas in the Nad Binod's school it is titled as 'Dev Ghandar' and is classified as a son of raga Bhairo. According to Bhai Kahn Singh it is a consort of raga Bilawal.
The scale and notes of the raga are as follows:
Arohi (ascending scale) - sa re ma pa dha sa (omitted notes are -ga, ni)
This raga is sung at the first part of the day i.e., from 6 a.m to 9 a.m. The season of its recitation is winter (shisher) i.e., during December and January. In Guru Granth Sahib it has hymns from pages 527 - 536 (9 pages).
The composers of bani (hymns) in this raga are:
There is no Bhagat bath in this raga.
The sequence of the structure of compositions in this raga are:
1. Shabads ( 2 and 4 padas)
Count of the use of Managals:
Complete Mool Mantar = 1 at page 527
Placement and count of the rahau verses:
All shabads have rahau verses in them placed in the beginning of the shabads.
Analysis of diversified headings & sub-headings used in this raga:
Composers Structure of Bani