Raga Bhairavi - An Eternal Sound of Blessing

The classical music across board is the highest form of religion. It has the subtle trick to keep consciousness alive even in turbulent times of livelihood. To voyage into the world of classical music and to realise the soul is a definite path to salvation. The world today is crumbled with myriad troubles in all sphere of life. The growing menace of pandemic is throwing us to a world of uncertainties which never been perceived. What is the ultimate? - A billion dollar query of million minds.
Now what could be a best healing touch to livelihood? All ancient religious scriptures always has been very focal to the inner journey of mind and unveiled the way how we can control the outer world from within. Apparently it seems unrealistic but out of our accord when we stay at comfort everything around us seems so beautiful and pleasant. I think all scriptures very meditatively have decoded the science behind ‘the comfort’, the tranquil part of our attitude towards life. Music here plays a momentous role to keep us alive in consciousness. 
The raga Bhairavi which mostly being known as queen of all ragas and technically a Hindustani classical heptatonic (Sampurna) Raga of Bhairavi thaat is all beyond attributed to primordial mother goddess, the companion of Tripurantak Bhairava according to Puranas and Tantras and also called as Subhankari, who does auspicious deeds to her children. Playing and listening to the raga is a prayer to the divine which surely will heal us in this critical injecture of life.
When its raga Bhairavi I don’t like to lose the chance to share tales of Maihar, the home to one of 52 Shakti Peethams, and Baba Allauddin Khan, the Sarod player, multi-instrumentalist, a renowned composer of 20th century in Indian classical music and above all the founder of Maihar gharana often said as Maihar-Senia gharana as he learnt music under the tutelage of Wajir Khan of Senia gharana. Maihar’s Trikuta Mountain is also an abode of Sarada Mai where he used to visit every dawn to pay his homage. Tale has it that during one early dawn when Baba Allauddin Khan was playing raga Bhairavi mother goddess descended and dance.

Pt Prosenjit Sengupta (File Photo)
The raga has its speciality in the gharana and on later so many followers including legends Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt Nikhil Banerjee, Annapurna Devi, Pt Ravi Shankar have chanted the mantra of Bhairavi and lured the world. My Guruji Pt Prosenjit Sengupta, one of their prominent successors in recent time, has paid homage to mother goddess in a monkish solitude. Let us enjoy and feel the divine within. 

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  1. Thanks for posting your research work on raga Bhairavi.

  2. Pronam Guruji, I am really blessed to get your soulful touch and guidance