Theme Of Raag: Yearning to merge with Lord, Giving up of negative values.
Feelings Communicated: Loss, Beautification
Raag Maajh is attributed to Guru Nanak, who developed it from a Punjabi folk tune. It does not appear in the Ragmala nor does it seem to be a classical raga today. Possibly it has been reserved purely for Gurbani Kirtan. Maajh was the setting for compositions by Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan. This is a regional raga of Manjha- the central portion of the Punjab-and is sung in the afternoon. Here Guru Nanak has given an account of social, cultural and religion conflict between the Hindus and the Muslims in his age. Guru Arjan has composed the calendar - Barah Maha - in this raga. He has dwelt on the characteristics of different months, and the importance of water and milk in the agricultural economy of the punjab. Metaphorically these two things respectively signify that man without devotion and kindness is no good at all.
Aroh: ਸ ਰ ਮ ਪ ਨ ਸ Sa Re Ma Pa Ni Sa
Avroh: ਸ ਨੁ ਧ ਪ ਧ ਮ ਗ ਮ ਰ ਪ, ਗੁ ਰ ਗੁ ਸ ਰ ਨ ਸ Sa Ni Dha Pa Dha Ma Ga Ma Re Pa, Ga Re Ga Sa Re Ni Sa
Vadi: ਮ Ma
Samvadi: ਸ Sa