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 SGGS, the Sikh holy Granth (book), there are a total of 31 raga compositions and this raga is the third raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appears on a total of 196 pages from page numbers 151 to 347.
Gauri is one of several ragas that appears in the Ragmala as a ragini (subset) of Sri Raga. This is an evening raga assigned to autumn and its mood is contemplative. The composition in Gauri is very voluminous. Gauri was used by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Amar Das Ji, Guru Ram Das Ji, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, Bhagat Kabir Ji, Bhagat Namdev Ji, and Bhagat Ravidaas Ji. 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, Gauri Guareri, Gauri-Majh, Gauri Malava, Gauri Mala, Gauri Sorath, and Gauri Dakhani.
|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|
Occasionally, 'Re' is performed with a vibration as in Siri Raga that has the same vadis. Ni is emphasized through either stopping or lingering.
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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