Gurbani Raag Kedara
This raga is a very old raga and is considered as a complete raga of Bilawal thath. In different schools of music it is considered as a ragini of ragas Nut (Ragaravan School), Deepak ( Bhart School) and Sriraga (Shiv School).
This raga is mentioned as a son of raga Meg 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 mama, ma pa, - dha pa na dha sa Avrohi (descending scale) - sa ni dha, pa ma ma, pa dha pa, ma ga re sa The vadi (most popular) note is 'ma' and samvadi (second most popular) note is ' sa'.
This raga is sung in the fourth part of the day i.e., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The season of its recitation is summer (grikham) i.e., during May and June. In Guru Granth Sahib it has hymns from pages 1118 - 1124 ( 7 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:
First four shabads have no rahau verses in them, next all shabads have rahau verses, without numeral '1', and are placed in the beginning of the first padas of the shabads. The Bhagat bani has numbered rahau verses placed at the end of the first padas of the shabads.
Diversification of headings & subheadings in this raga:
Composers Structure of Bani