Gurbani Raag Gond
This raga is a very old raga. In religious music it is sung in conjunction with raga Bilawal and is known as 'Bilawal Gaund'.
This raga is mentioned as a son of rag Sri in the Ragamala listed at the end of Guru Granth Sahib.
The scale and notes of the raga are as follows:
Arohi (ascending scale) - sa re ga ma pa dha ni dha ni sa
Avrohi (descending scale) - sa ni dha ni pa ma ga, re sa
The vadi (most popular) note is 'sa' and samvadi (second most popular) note is 'ma'.
This raga is sung at the third part of the day i.e., from 12.00 noon. to 3 p..m. The season of its recitation is winter (hement) i.e., during November, December. In Guru Granth Sahib it has hymns from pages 859 - 875 (17 pages).
The composers of bani (hymns) in this raga are:
The sequence of the structure of compositions in this raga are:
Count of the use of Managals:
Placement and count of rahau verses:
All shabads and ashtpadis of the Gurus have rahau verse with number (except one shabad at page 868), placed at the end of the first padas of the shabads
In Bhagat Bani a similar pattern is adopted, except one shabad of Namdev (page 874) where the verse is placed in the beginning of the shabads.
Diversification of headings & subheadings in this raga:
Composers Structure of Bani
The ashtpadi has been added in the numeral total of shabads.
Total of 49 shabads given of page 875 includes total of Guru-composition and Bhagat-bani. This is the first example of such a total so far.