Raag Nat Shabad For Kids - Haun Vaar Vaar

Idea was started many years ago (guessing 2010?). Blog post was randomly read in Sep 2020 and I continued work. 

I was listening to this shabad by Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shant. Seems a dhrupad in 11 matras: 

ਨਟ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥
ਹਉ ਵਾਰਿ ਵਾਰਿ ਜਾਉ ਗੁਰ ਗੋਪਾਲ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
ਮੋਹਿ ਨਿਰਗੁਨ ਤੁਮ ਪੂਰਨ ਦਾਤੇ ਦੀਨਾ ਨਾਥ ਦਇਆਲ ॥੧॥
ਊਠਤ ਬੈਠਤ ਸੋਵਤ ਜਾਗਤ ਜੀਅ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਧਨ ਮਾਲ ॥੨॥
ਦਰਸਨ ਪਿਆਸ ਬਹੁਤੁ ਮਨਿ ਮੇਰੈ ਨਾਨਕ ਦਰਸ ਨਿਹਾਲ ॥੩॥੮॥੯॥

It seemed easy for kids to sing (short shabad), so I was excited. But alas! the shabad was sung in Asavari instead of Raag Nat (also written as Raag Nut). I thought I could compose something for the kids to sing in Raag Nat.

So I started listening: 

The first was a partaal by Dr. Gurnam Singh: Ko Hai Mero Saajan

Raag Nat seems like Raag Nand (for filmi music enthusiasts, from the famous Lata Mangeshkar song, "Tu Jahaan Jahaan Chalega") but different.

The second shabad was by Bhai Avtar Singh, a shabad that I have heard in various different raags but Nat.

Bhai Balbir Singh's 31 raag compilation does not have a shabad in Raag Nat (only in Nat Narayan)

Here is a partaal by Bhai Gurmeet Singh Shaant in Raag Nat: 

Due to the obvious confusion, we will need to do more work on this raag.

Contemporary compositions:

Pandit Jasraj: (start at 42" for madhya laya composition)



Shudha Nat Listening: 

The more common chhayanat by Ustad Rashid Khan