Malkaush (also spelled Malkauns) is a raga in Indian classical music. It is one of the most ancient ragas of Indian classical music.
Arohana & Avaroha
Arohana : ‘n S g m d n S’
Avaroha : S’ n d m g m g S, or S’ n d m g S
Pakad : ‘n S g m g S ‘n S ‘d ‘n ‘d ‘m ‘d ‘n S
Vadi & Samavadi
Vadi : ma
Samavadi : sa
The best time for this raga is late night. The effect of the raga is soothing and intoxicating.
Organization & Relationships
Malkauns is a serious, meditative raga, and is developed mostly in the lower octave (mandra saptak) and in a slow tempo (vilambit laya). Ornaments such as midh, gamak and andolan are used rather than ‘lighter’ ornaments such as murki and khatka.
Related ragas : Chandrakauns, Sampoorna Malkauns, Pancham Malkauns, Kausi Kanada, Madhukauns and Jogkauns.
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