Theme Of Raag: Happiness
Feelings Communicated: Happiness
Basant may be performed at any time of the day or night. Otherwise, it is reserved for the night between 9 p.m. and midnight. The Ragmala gives Basant as a putra (son) of Hindol, also a spring raga. Today it belongs to the Purvi thata. But Guru ji used Sudh Basant, which is in Bilaval Thata. The only variant noted in the Holy Book is Basant-Hindol. Basant is a very old raga dating from the 8th century. Guru Nanak, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan and Guru Tegh Bahadar composed Shabads in this raga. Performed in slow tempo, this gentle melody depicts quiet joy. The descending scale is usually found at the beginning of a composition with the ascending form follows later.
Aroh: ਸ ਗ ਮ ਧ ਨ ਸ Sa Ga Ma Dha Ni Sa
Avroh: ਸ ਨ ਧ ਪ ਮ ਗ ਰ ਸ Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Vadi: ਸ Sa
Samvadi: ਮ Ma