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By: Kamal Music Center  09-12-2011

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Bhupali is a a very common raag.  Also called Bhoopali or Bhoopaali.

This rag is very ancient and is very popular.  Common songs based upon this rag include “Jyoti Kalash Chalke” or “Pankha Hoti To Ud Ati Re”.

The same notes of Bhupali are also used in rag Deshakar,

Bhupali is classified under Kalyan thaat; however, madhyam is totally absent.  Deshkar which has the same scale, yet Deshkar is classified under Bilawal that.  This means that the missing madhyam of Bhupali is tivra while the missing madhyam in Deshkar is shuddha

Thaat is                      Kalyan

Vadi sawar                 Gandhar         (GA)

Samvadi swar           Dhavat           (DHA)

Jatti                             Audav Audav

Samay(Time)            Raat Ka Pehla Paher (First part of Night)

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Contemporary practice tends to flow somewhere in between these two approaches, although the degree seems to be a question of individual artistic interpretation. The Vadi / Samvadi system is generally discounted by modern musicologists; those who still adhere to this theory find Bhairavi to be particularly problematic.


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In the south, some suggest that this rag is derived from the 16th mela Chakravakam, but others hold that it is 25th mela Mararanjani, the 26th mela Charukesi, or even the 27th mela Sarasangi. Equally unsurprising is the lack of a commonly accepted spelling; therefore Bhupeshwari, Bhoopeswaree, Bhoopeshree, Bhoopeswari, etc. are all to be found.


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Although this is not the time to go into the details of murchchanana, let it suffice to say that if you take Durga and start the scale from Ma you get Bhupali. In this page we will only be concerning ourself with the common form, and leave any discussion of Madhuradhwani for another time. It is fairly easy to perform and compose in rag Durga, because it does not share its modality with any other north Indian rag.