Thaat Kalyan


Today’s Classical Music Expert Ayesha Mukherjee and I decided to enlighten our readers on Thaat Kalyan. Ayesha said, “The Thaat Kalyan literally means good luck. It is one of the very important thaats and comprises a group of evening ragas. The thaat’s special feature is the unique application of teevra Ma in different ragas of the same thaat. Given the nature of the ragas in this that, which is soothing and seeking blessings; it is generally performed in the very beginning of an evening recital. The basic Raga Kalyan in this thaat itself has many variant ragas such as Yaman Kalyan, Shuddh Kalyan, Anandi Kalyan (Nand), Khem Kalyan, Shyam Kalyan and Savani Kalyan. Other ragas include Yaman, Bhupali, Kedar and Kamod. The two very important phrases in the Raga Kalyan, which is applicable to all the ragas in this thaat are – 1) Pa Pa Sa and Pa Pa Re.”

Bollywood and Thaat Kalyan:

  1. Raga Yaman and Raga Yaman Kalyan – Lal ishq… Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ramleela (2013)

Zara si aahat… Haqueeqat (1964)

Jiya le gayo… Anpadh (1962)

Nigaahein milane… Dil Hi Toh Hai (1963)

  1. Raga Shuddh Kalyan – Chaand fir nikla… Paying Guest (1957)
  2. Raga Sham Kalyan – Aapki ankhon me kuch… Ghar (1978)
  3. Raga Nand – Tu jahan jahan chalega…… Mera Saaya (1966)
  4. Raga Bhupali – Jyoti kalash chalke Bhabhi Ki Chudiyan (1961)

Tujhe yaad kar liya… Bajirao Mastani (2015)

  1. Raga Kedar – Bekas pe karam kijiye… Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
  2. Raga Kamod – Ae ri jane na dungi… Chitralekha (1964)

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