Rabin Ghosh (1932–2010), a 20th century violin virtuoso of ‘Seni-Maihar’ Gharana (Seni-Maihar School of thoughts) of North Indian Classical Music, India, was a disciple of Baba Ustad Allauddin Khan Saheb. He was noted for his unique style of playing ‘Ati-Vilambit’ (very slow movement applicable to ‘Alap’ and ‘Vilambit Gat’ of a raga, a very prime feature to the Indian classical music) with an extensive use of ‘Micro-Tone’ (application of ‘Shruti’) to imitate the Indian Singing style.
Pahadi Jhinjhoti are the two ragas of almost same type. Combination to these two ragas possesses a different character of its own and there the class of this raga becomes Chayalaga (Shadowed raga) expressing moonlight-love, - active, desire, anxiety and sensuous.
This raga is based on Khambaj Group with the expressions as such A lovely girl in the flower of youth bearing arrows of flowers and adorned with blue lotus. moonfaced, her breasts like lily buds searching everywhere in the forest with her maids ; the thoght of her lover makes her weep with tenderness. (Shiv-tattva-ratnakara & Chattarimshachat raga-nirupanam)
Both the ragas are played on Trital i.e. a circle of sixteen beats consisting of four divisions with for beats in ezch division (4 x 4 = 16). The first circle i. e. SAM to SAM is the composed Gat (tune) and the rest is totally improvised tune including Vistar (Melody). Chhanda (Rythm). Tan (fast movements) and lastly Drut Gat concluding Jhala (fast tempo-vivace).
Raga : Ahir - Bhairav
A morning Raga of Bhairav Group (Thata) consisting of seven notes i.e. Heptatonic class.
Ascending and decending are as follows when key 'D' (as played) is treated as tonic.