One of the popular Raga-s in Indian music system, Bhoop is performed in evening from six to nine. The straight use of notes S R G P D S defines this Raga. Notes and M and N are barred. Being sosnant and cnosonant, Gandhar and Dahaivat are prominently used but from point of Thaharav (sustained use of a note) Gandhar, Rishabh and Pancham are signinficant in that order.
|Ascending order / Progression||
S R G P D S*
|Descending order / Regression||
S* D P G R S
Penta-tonic (Audav - Audav)
|Time for rendering||Evening|
Pt. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande in his Kramik Pustak Malika, Vol III gives a Lakshan-geet for Bhupali and distinguishes it from other Raga-s of similar nature.
|Ma Ni baraja gaye, ragini karaj ba||Create a Ragini banishing Ma and Ni|
|Bhupalli ang kahat guni sab, shuddha kalyanabi||The wise proclaim, Bhupali is Kalyan of pure notes|
|Loomanak jat Ma Ni baraja gaye||So long, Ma and Ni are not used in singing|
|Ga vadi aru Dha samvadi,
||Ga as sonant and Dha, the consonant|
|Deshikar mein ansh su Dhaivat||A touch of Dhaivat added to Deshkar|
|Raga Vibhasus jat komal Dha Re||But turns to Vibhas with flat Dha and Re|
|Shastra bhed samajhay Chatur||'Chatur' discloses this secret|
|Ma Ni baraja gaye||Sing, banishing Ma and Nii|
The Lakshan-geet(s) are not the final word but a starting point. Thus this verse (written by 'Chatur', the pen-name for Pt. Bhatkhande) too should be taken as an introduction to the Raga; indications taken literally as law are likely to inhibit understanding.
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