Raga Hamir

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Brinda Roy Chowdhury
Brinda Roy Chowdhury

Brinda Roy Chowdhury Ray is today’s expert and she has selected Raga Hamir for this week. About the raga, she says, “Raga Hamir, also known as Hambir, belongs to Kalyan thaat. Jaati is sampurna. The 2 Mas used are shudh and teevra. The swara that is used the most is Dha and the next highly used swara is Ga. Aaroha has Sa Re Sa Ga Ma Dha Ni Dha Sa and Avaroha has Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma (teevra) Pa Dha Pa Ga Ma Re Sa. The time to sing this raga is between 6.30 – 9.00 PM. The creation of Hamir is attributed to Hamir, the prince of Mewar. This raga is a favorite of the Gwalior Gharana. Moods of this raga include bhakti, sringaar (romance) and veer rasa.”
Bollywood and Raga Hamir: Some Bollywood songs based on Raga Hamir are:
Madhuban mein Radhika naache re… Kohinoor (1960)
Lachhmi murat daras dikhaye… Street Singer (1938)
Chhed diye mere dil ke taar… Ragini (1958)
Main to tere hasin khayalon mein kho gaya… Sangram (1965)

Brinda sings Raga Hamir – https://soundcloud.com/brinda-roy-choudhury/hamir-brinda

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