Raga Hamsadhwani is a raga which came from the Carnatic or South Indian system of music. Its flow is that of a simple pentatonic raga. Some will try to place it in the Bilavala Thāt while it has many properties and flows of the Kalyan Thāt. Nonetheless, it is a raga many musicians use in Hindustani music using Hindustani methods of rendering a raga.
Raga Name: Hamsadhwani, That Name: Bilavala
Aroha: S R G P N S’, Avaroha: S’ N P G R S
Vadi: R, Samvadi: P, Time: 6 PM to 9 PM
A composition in raga Hamsadhwani which is composed in Teen taal (16 beats ) is given here. The composition, detailed Alaap and the Taans are given. All are accompanied with the Flute audio.
In Indian classical music The composition is divided in two parts: Sthayi and Anthara. While improvising the Raaga in the lower and middle octave we have to play Sthayi. While improvising the Raaga in the higher octave we have to play Anthara.