Raag Bihag is a popular raag of Indian Classical Music.Its strong characteristic is the use of both Madhyams.ie Tivr and shudh ‘Ma’.Opinion differs as to which ‘Ma ‘should be given prominence.The orthodox approach is to give importance to shudh ‘Ma’.However,more modern interpretations tend to give importance to Tivr ‘Ma’.Bihag has a moderately complex structure.One must pay particular attention to pakad or else one may impinge upon any of related raags.Vadi sur in this raag is ‘Ga’and Samwadi is ‘Ni’.In Aarohan ‘Re’and ‘Dh’are not used.In Avrohan ‘Re’is used in weak form ie it is hidden with ‘Sa’.
Time of singing-Second Prahar of Night.
Aarohan– “Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa’.
Avrohan-Sa’Ni Dh Pa Tivr Ma Ga Ma Ga Re Sa.
Pakad-“Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Tivr Ma Ga Ma Ga Re Sa.
“Ni Sa Ga Ma Ga Re Sa,Ga Re Sa,”Ni Sa Ma Ga ,Re Sa.
Sa Ma Ga,Pa Tivr Ma Ga Ma,Ga,Ga Ma Pa Ni,Dh Pa,Ga Ma Ga Re Sa.
Ga MaPa Ni Sa’,Pa Ni Sa’Ga’Re’Sa’,Ni Dh Pa ,Pa Ma Ga Ma,Pa Ni Dh PaTivrMa,Ga Ma Ga,Re Sa.
Popular Songs Based on Bihag Raag.
2.Yeh Kya Jagah Hai Doston (Hindi)
Film:Umrao Jaan .
Singer: Asha Bhosle.
3.Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet(Hindi)
Film:Goonj Uthi Shahanai.
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Vasant Desai.
4. Boliye Surili Boliyan(Hindi).
Film: Grih Pravesh.
Singer: Bhupinder, Sulakshana Pandit.
Music Director: Kanu Roy.