Jaijavanti

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(Jaijaavanti) This is an India 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 60 raga compositions. The composition in this raga appear on a total of 1 page only from page numbers 1352 to 1353. This is the 60th raag.

Raag Jaijavanti (ਜੈਜਾਵੰਤੀ) – Jaijavanti expresses the feeling of happiness and satisfaction of achievement, however it simultaneously conveys the sadness of losing. An apt simile for this Raag is that of a king winning a battle, however he is then told that his son has perished on the battlefield. This Raag conveys a sense of having to put your duty first, no matter what your inner feelings may be. The duality of the emotions of joy and sorrow help to keep you stable and prevent you reveling in your own achievement.

Jaijaavanti was used only by Guru Tegh Bahadur for four hymns. This raga does not appear in the Ragmala but was known as Javanta in as early as the 14th century. Today it is regarded as an important raga belonging to the Khamaj thata. This majestic and highly arresting raga is assigned to the night hours.

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

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