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(Devgandhaari) 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 60 raga compositions and this raga is the twenty first raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appears on a total of 10 pages from page numbers 527 to 537 .

Raag Devgandhari (ਦੇਵਗੰਧਾਰੀ) – Devgandhari conveys the feeling of satisfaction that comes from making an achievement. These emotions make the listener feel empowered to do more and diminish any feelings of laziness. This state of satisfaction is that of extreme happiness and contentment, and leaves the listener with the feeling of being in paradise.

Today, Devagandhari is a rare, little known, ancient raga. Historically, it has had three forms; the less ornamented type is described here. Today, it belongs to the Asavari thata. Its mood is one of prayerful supplication presenting a heroic effect. The texts set to this raga reveal a heroic search for these qualities which lead one to the Lord. This raga was used primarily by Guru Arjan Dev Ji who had 38 hymns composed to this raga. Forty-Seven hymns were composed to this raga including three by Guru Tegh Bahadar Ji and six by Guru Ram Das Ji.

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

Another version is:

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

Gurbani Keertan in Raag Devgandhari

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