Nat Narain

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(Nat Naaraayan) This 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 Ji 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 SGGS, the Sikh holy Granth (book), there are a total of 31 raga compositions and this raga is the ninteenth raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appears on a total of 9 pages from page numbers 975 to 984.

In the Ragmala, Nat is given as putra (son) of Megha, while today, Nat Naraayan appears under the Bilaval thata and is assigned to the evening hours. This raga was used by Guru Ram Das Ji and Guru Arjan Dev Ji. Nat Naaraayan morning is pictured as a warrior riding to battle. In the Holy Book, the fight against sin is never-ending but those who seek refuge in the Lord have their sufferings removed. Taking refuge in the Lord means following the teachings of the Gurbani. By following the teachings of the Gurbani, one will always be protected by the Lord.

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

Gurbani Keertan in Raag Nat Narayan

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