Saurashtra Bhairav is an extremely rare raga and a member of the Bhairav group of ragas. This is one of the very few [possibly the only one] recordings available in any media available to general music lovers. This easily makes it a Collector’s Item. Pt Sanjoy Bandopadhyay gave a brilliant rendering of this rare/unheard raga.
Raga Saurashtra Bhairav takes both the Dha and re komal. Both the re and dha are played with the Bhairav intonation. This is a rare raga. Arohan: S r G M P, G M d d P, G M D N S’ Avarohan: S’ N d P M G M r – S.
In this single Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay chose to play the composition in 11 beat tala Chaar Taal ke Sawari. Dilip Mukherjee provided a soulful and brilliant tabla support.