15. Gurbaani Raag Suhi

Suhi is classified in the Ragmala as a raoni of Nfeglta. It was a favourite with Muslims and was considered proper for the hot season. Tociav this raga belongs to the Ktifi thata and its performance time is late morning. In the Holy Book one variant is given, Raga Suhi Lalit. Sfilii was used by Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan for 130 hymns, a var plus many slokas.

Aroh  Sa Re Ga Nla Pa, Ni Dha Ni Sa

Avroh  Sa Ni Dha Pa, Nla Ga, Re Ga Re, Sa

Vadi  Pa

Samvadi  Sa


This raga is also called raga Suha and raga Suhbi and is listed as a consort of raga Meg. It is made up of a union of raga Bharvi, Sri, Kanra and Sarang. Some musical schools list it as a daughter-in-law of raga Bharay.

This raga under its present name is not mentioned in the Ragamala listed at the end of Guru Granth Sahib. The raginis of raga Meg mentioned in the ragamala are: Sorath, Gaud, Malarai, Asa and Suho. Many authors are of the view that Suho is raga Suhi.

The scale and notes of the raga are as follows:

Arohi (ascending scale) - sa re ga ma, re ga ma pa, ni dha ni sa

Avrohi (descending scale) - sa ni dha pa, ni dha pa, ma ga, dha pa ma ga re, pa ma ga re ga re sa

The vadi (most popular) note is 'pa' and samvadi (second most popular) note is

This raga is sung at the first part of the day i.e., from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. The season of its recitation is spring (basant) i.e., during February and March. In Guru Granth Sahib it has hymns from pages 728 - 794 (65 pages).

The Composers

The composers of bani (hymns) in this raga are: