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This bandish was my attempt at evoking a question and answer within composition. Gauri is a contemplative raag and kalyan evokes the feeling of oneness with God. The first line of each antara is in Gauri and the second line is in Kalyan. For example asking the question, ‘how does one remove grief from one’s life’ is in Gauri, and the answer ‘sing the praises of God’ is in Kalyan. This recording was done in 1997. The Sthayee bandish comes from my Guru, Pandit Raghunath Prasanna and is likely an old Banaras Gharana bandish.

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