Raag Tilang

Raag Tilang

Raag Tilang is 14th  Raag to appear in the raag wise collection of Shabads in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The compositions in this raga appear on a total of 7 pages from page numbers 721-727. Total of 20 hymns. The performance time for this raag is said to be 1pm to 4 pm.
Thaat: Khamaj, Jatti: Aurav Aurav, Rishab & Dhaivat are varjit. Both Nishads. All rest are sudh.
Raag Tilang
Aroh: ਸ ਗਾ ਮਾ ਪਾ ਨ ਸਂ 
Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa
Avroh: ਸਂ ਨੁ ਪ ਮ ਗ ਸ 
Sa Ni(k) Pa Ma Ga Sa
Pakar:  Ni(mandar) Sa Ga Ma Pa, Ni(k) Pa, Ga Ma Ga Sa
Shabad sung in Raag Tilang: 

Meharwan Sahib Meharwan … Raag Tilang — ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨੁ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਮਿਹਰਵਾਨੁ … ਰਾਗ ਤਿਲੰਗ 

8 Responses to Raag Tilang

  1. Pingback: Meharwan Sahib Meharwan … Raag Tilang | Gurmat Gian Group's Blog

  2. alka says:

    Maam is it possible to sing gurbani without the taal that is bani in just simple raag compositions without adhering to the rules of the taala and how does one put a shabad to a taal while composing what advice would you give to enable effective singing of the bani

    • Gurpreet Kaur says:

      Why not. It is always possible to sing without adhering to any taal. It may be very difficult to explain how to put shabad to a taal. The mood of the lyrics and many other factors which can not be verbally put down decide what type of taal should go to a particular composition. For effective singing of Bani, clear ucharan of lyrics, pauses and pronunciation all are important. Plus riyaz of swar is very important.

  3. Jaideep Misra says:

    Thank you maam so that is if one has good mastery of the swaras one can still sing the bani and enjoy the rasa of it without adhering to a taal so maam for beginners would u recommend to just practice the swaras and not get bothered about the taal that should also be fine isnt it that is even that would enable the rasa of the bani???

    • Gurpreet Kaur says:

      Well, mastery over the swars is the most important aspect of singing. A vocalist just can not do without mastering on the swars. The more one masters the intricases of swars the more one is able to enjoy the singing. Adding layae to the singing enhances the overall beauty of the singing. There should be no problem if one practices Bani without taal as in alaap form. But singing in taal does add over all beauty and enjoyment. For beginners, should also practice with taal. Swar practice can be done without Taal but composition singing should be preferably done with Taal.

  4. Jaideep Misra says:

    The reason why the bani only has a raag and no set prescription for the taal does it mean gurus sahibs have focussed more on raag the mood and not the taal and does it even allow one to sing in just no taal what is the main motive while practicing the bani maam kindly share your experiences

  5. Gurpreet Kaur says:

    The main purpose of Gurbani is the Message of Guru ji. Everything else is secondary. Raags, Taals are all just vehicles for conveying the message of the Gurbani. When we read Gurbani even then the message of Bani is being conveyed without Raag or Taal. Remember, there are many Shabads in Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Parhtaal, i.e to be sung in Multiple Taals.

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