This is an India musical raga (composition) that appears in the Sikh tradition from northern India and is part of the Sikh holy scripture called Sri Guru Granth Sahib or SGGS for short. Every raga has a strict set of rules which govern the number of notes that can be used; which notes can be used; and their interplay that has to be adhered to for the composition of a tune.

In the SGGS, the Sikh holy Granth (book) there are a total of 31 raga compositions and this raga is the last raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appear on a total of 1 page only from page numbers 1352 to 1353.

Jaijavanti was used only by Guru Tegh Bahadur for four hymns. This raga does not appear in the Ragmala but was known as Javanta as early as the 14th century. Today it is regarded as an important raga belonging to the Khamaj thata. This majestic and highly arresting raga is assigned to the night hours.

  • Aroh: Sa, Re Ga Ma Pa, Ni Sa
  • Avroh: Sa Ni Dha Pa, Dha Ma, Re Ga Re Sa
  • Pakar: Re Ga Re Sa, Ni Dha Pa Re
  • Vadi: Re
  • Samvadi: Pa

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