Reference compositions

Composition References for Raga Bhairavi

The best way to appreciate and learn intricacies of the raga is to hear as many compositions as possible. Each composition has some specialty that the composer is trying to express. The selection below includes some of the best artists who are presenting genuine form of the style, raga and techniques. Please hear as many as you can, as well as search your own compositions!




Senior Dagar Brothers – Aalap – part A

part B



Lata Mangeshkar – “Mata Saraswati Sharada” (composer Ustad Allauddin Khan)


Pandit Bhimsen Joshi – “Jo bhaje hari ko sada” (in two parts)


Anup Jallota – “Bhaj man Ram charan sukhdai”



Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan


Ustad Fayaz Khan –


Pandit Bhimsen Joshi –


Ghulam Ali –



Ustad Muhammad Rafi Sahab – “Tu Ganga ki mauj” (from film Baiju Bawra)