19. Gurbaani Raag Nut Naaraain
In the Ragmala, Nat is given as putra (son) of Megha while today Nat Narain appears under the Bilaval thata and is assigned to the evening hours. This raga was used by Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan. Nat Narain is pictured as a warrior riding to battle. In the Holy Book, the fight against sin is never ending but those who seek refuge in the Lord have their suffering removed.
Aroh Sa Ga Ma Re, M'a Pa' Dha Ni Sa
Avroh Sa Dha Pa M'a Dha Pa, Ga Ma Re Sa
Pakar Sa Ma Ga Ma Pa, Dha Pa, Ma, Ga Ma Re Sa
According to Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha this raga emerges from the Bilawal thaht.
In the Ragamala listed at the end of Guru Granth Sahib, this raga is listed as a son of raga Megh.
The scale and notes of the raga are as follows:
Arohi (ascending scale) - sa re ga ma ga pa dha ni sa
Avrohi (descending scale) - sa ni pa ma re sa
The vadi (most popular) note is 'pa' and samvadi (second most popular) note is 're'.
This raga is sung at the third part of night i.e., from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. The season of its recitation is rainy (varsha) i.e., during July August. In Guru Granth Sahib it has hymns from pages 975- 983 (9 pages).
The composers of bani (hymns) in this raga are:
Guru Arjan Dev