Raag Kedar is a Hindustani classical raag.This raag is placed on a high pedestal in the realms of Indian classical music.In this raag both Tivr and shudh’Ma’ are used.Tivr ‘Ma’ is generally used in Aarohan.Still, sometimes in Avrohan Tivr ‘Ma’ and shudh ‘Ma’both are sung one after the other to increase the beauty of raag.Sometimes “Dh”is used with komal ‘Ni’ for eg; DhNiDhPa in Avrohan..’Ga’sur is generally hidden by ‘Ma’ in this raag.’Re’ and ‘Ga’ sur are not used in Aarohan,all other sur are Shudh.
Time of singing-First Prahar of Night.
Aarohan– Sa Ma Ma Pa,Pa Dh Pa Pa Sa’.
Avrohan-Sa’ Dh Pa Tivr Ma Pa Dh Pa Ma Re Sa .
Pakad-Sa Ma Ma Pa Dh Pa Ma Re Sa’.
Sa Re Sa, Ma Re Sa, Sa “Dh “Pa,”P, Sa Re Sa.
Sa Re Sa, Sa Ma ,Ma Re Sa,Sa Ma,Ma Pa,Dh Pa Ma,Re Sa
Sa Ma Ma Pa,Tivr Ma Pa Dh Ni Dh Pa,Tivr Ma Pa Dh Pa Ma,Pa Sa’,Re’Sa’, Ni Dh Pa,Dh Pa Ma,Re Sa.
Popular Songs Based on Kedar Raag
3.Ham Ko Man Ki Shakti Dena (Hindi)
Singer: Vani Jayaraman.
Music Director: Vasant Desai.