About Raag Malaar Guru Amar Dass Ji has said “malaar seehal raag hai har dhiaaeiai saanth hoe” And also “guramukh in Basant Season raag jo karehi tin man tan seetal hoe , gur sabadee eaek pachhaaniaa eaeko sachaa soe”| The effect of Malaar is to bring about an atmosphere of enthusiasm all around. In Malaar Raag one can see as if a there is a rainfall of Gurbani and whosoever drinks a drop of amrit from this rain of Gurbani becomes exalted. Guru Nanak Ji says “saachee baanee meethee anmrith dhaar, jin peetee tis mokh dhuaar” In Gurbani of Malaar Raag most of the shabads depict the relation between rain and rain bird (Babiha). This is a very famous raag of Indian music. It is not only a favourite raag of musicians but also of general public. Malaar is a seasonal raag. As per the geographical situation of India, this raag is mostly sung during the months of Sawan and Bhadron (rainy season). During rainy season it can be sung at anytime of the day or night otherwise it is sung in the third quarter of the night.
Aroh : Sa, Re Ga Ma, Ma Re Pa, Nee Dha Nee Saˆˆ
Avroh : Saˆˆ, Dha Nee Pa Ma, Ga Ma Re, Sa
Sur : Both Nishad and rest of the notes (swar) are sharp.
Thaat : Khmaahj
Jaati : Sampooran – Sampooran
Time : Third quarter(pher) of the day.
Vadi : Madhyam (Ma)
Samvadi : Sharaj (Sa)
Main sur : Sa Re Ga Ma, Ma Re Pa, Dha Nee Pa Ma, Re Sa
Malaar Mehalaa 5 | (GGS-1272) Kirtan Kaar: Dr. Ajit Singh Pental
Baras saras aagiaa |hohi aanand sagal bhaag |1| rahaao |sant sangae man parafarrai mil maegh dar suhaag |1|ghanaghor preet mor |chit chaatrik boond our |aiso har sangae man moh |tiaag maaeiaa dhoh |mil sant naanak jaagiaa |2|5|27|
Malaar Mehalaa 4 | (GGS-1265) Kirtan Kaar: Bhai Narinder Singh Banaras
Raam raam bol bol khojatae baddabhaagee |har kaa pant kooo bataavai ho taa kai paae laagee |1| rahaao |har hamaaro meet sakhaaee ham har sio preet laagee |har ham gaavehi har ham bolehi aour duteeaa preet ham tiaagee |1|manamohan moro preetam raam har paramaanand bairaagee |har daekhae jeevat hai naanak eik nimakh palo mukh laagee |2|2|9|9|13|9|31|