Gauri

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Gauri Punjabi: ਰਾਗੁ ਗਉੜੀ is an Indian musical raga (composition) that appears in the Sikh tradition from northern India and is part of the Sikh holy scripture called Sri Guru Granth Sahib or SGGS for short. Every raga has a strict set of rules which govern the number of notes that can be used; which notes can be used; and their interplay that has to be adhered to for the composition of a tune.

In the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy Granth (book) there are a total of 60 raga compositions and this raga is the ninth raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga first appear on page no. 151.

Raag Gauri (ਗਉੜੀ) – Gauri creates a mood where the listener is encouraged to strive harder in order to achieve an objective. However, the encouragement given by the Raag does not allow the ego to increase. This therefore creates the atmosphere where the listener is encouraged, but still prevented from becoming arrogant and self-important.

Gauri was used by Guru Nanak, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan and Guru Tegh Bahadur. Several forms of Gauri Raga exist historically and this probably accounts for the large number of variants: Gauri Cheti, Gauri Bairagan, Gauri Dipaki, Gauri Purbi-Dipaki, Gauri Guareri, Gauri-Majh, Gauri Malava, Gauri Mala, Gauri Sorath, Gauri Dakhani.

Section Punjabi English
Aroh: ਸ ਰ ਮ ਪ ਨ ਸ Sa Re Ma Pa Ni Sa
Avroh: ਸ ਨ ਧ ਪ ਮ ਗ ਰ ਸ Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Vadi: Re
Samvadi: Pa

Occasionally, 'Re' is performed with a vibration as in Siri Raga that has the same vadis. Ni is emphasized through either stopping or lingering.

Gurbani Keertan in Raag Gauri

Gauri Sagar ~ Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in SGGS Ji

Other forms of Raag Gauri: Raag Gauri Deepki; Raag Gauri Dakhnee; Raag Gauri Bairagan; Gauri Chaetee; Raag Gauri Mala; Raag Gauri Bhi Sorath Bhi; Raag Gauri Malwa; Raag Gauri Poorbi; Gauri Poorbi Deepki; Gauri Guaraeree

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