Learn Late Night Raag Shahana

Raag Shahana Specs:

Thaat: Kafi
Aarohi: S g m D n S'
Amrohi: S' D n D; D n P; m P g m; D n P; g m R S
Vadi: P
Samvadi: S
Pakard: D n P; m P S' n P; m P g; m P; g m R S;
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
Zaat: Audav – Sampuran


Out of all the Raag that Hazrat Ameer Khusrau created; Raag Shahana is thought of as the topmost iconic Khusrawi Raag. In Raag Shahana, Dha is very often used almost as often as Pa. Very common swar combinations in Shahana are: g m D, D n P, n D n P, D m P S', D n P, g m R S. A lot of people mix up Shahana with Raag Bahar as well. But the resting notes are different for both.

Cool factoids for Qawwali lovers is that a Persian Qawwali “Bakhubi Ham Chumeh Tabinda Bashee” is also written by Hazrat Ameer Khusrau is based on this very Raag Shahana.

Bakhubi Hamchu Mehtab Tarana in Shahana
Sundar Angna Baithe by Devanshi Bhatt Raag Sahana by Arshad Ali Khan

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