November 16, 2010

Raag Devgandhari Compilation

My Favorites Devgandhari Shabads
Mai Gur Charni Chit Laiyeh - Dr. Gurnam Singh
Tera Jan Raam Rasaayan - Bhai Mohinder Pratap Singh
Sabh Kich Jeevat - Bhai Darbara Singh (Bad recording)

List of Devgandhari Shabads:
Mere Man mukh har har boliyeh - Prof Kartar Singh
Mai Gur Charni Chit Laiyeh - Bibi Varinder Kaur

Amrita Priya Bachan Tumhare - Bhai Balbir Singh
Sabh Kich Jeevat - Bhai Darbara Singh
Har Key Sant Batao - Bhai Kuljit Singh
Mai Gur Charni Chit Laiyeh - Dr. Gurnam Singh
Jagat Main Jhooti Dekhi Preet - Bhai Gurdev Singh
Tera Jan Raam Rasaayan - Bhai Gulbagh Singh/Dilbagh Singh
Tera Jan Raam Rasaayan - Bhai Mohinder Pratap Singh
Tera Jan Raam Rasayan - Bhai Surjit Singh

The previous recordings represent the more prevalent Devgandhari sung by Sikh raagis. Some say there is a difference between the Devgandhari and Devgandhar citing that except for one shabad, all shabads in the Granth Sahib; thus recognizing the difference (See above recording of Jagat Main Jhooti by Bhai Gurdev Singh). However, one of the blog readers, Manbir Singh ji, pointed out to me that there are no shabads in Devgandhar in the Granth Sahib. Bhai Avtar Singh calls what some call "Devgandhar," raag "Devgandhari, Asavari ang". The prevalent Devgandhar in Indian classical music does not use Shudha Ni and Dha, but uses both Gandhars. Here are a couple of recordings of the other form:
Ab Hum Chali Thakur Peh (Video)
Tera Jan Raam Rasayan - Bhai Avtar Singh


Raag Devgandhari Resources:

http://www.searchgurbani.com/raags/raag_devgandhari
http://www.sikhnet.com/audio/raag-devgandhari

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