In Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the entire collection of shabads in each raag start with Sri Raag on page 14. It appears on pages 14 to 94 and covers a total of 80 pages. Sri Raag is a very old raag. It is traditionally performed at sunset. Its mood is one of majesty combined with prayerful meditation. It belongs to Purvi Thaat.
In this raag, Rishab is komal, Dhavat is komal and Madhyam is teevra. In Aaroh, Gandhar and Dhavat are absent and in Avroh all the swars are present and thus its jatti is Auravh-Sampooran. Sri Raag is known as meend pradhan raag.
|Aroh:||ਸ ਰੁ ਮ’ ਪ ਨ ਸ||Sa Re Ma’ Pa Ni Sa|
|Avroh:||ਸ ਨ ਧੁ ਪ ਮ’ ਗ ਰੁ ਸ||Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma’ Ga Re Sa|
|Pakar:||ਸ, ਰੁ ਰੁ ਪ, ਪ ਮ’ ਗ ਰੁ, ਰੁ ਰੁ, ਸ||Sa Re Re Pa, Pa Ma’ Ga Re, Re Re, Sa|