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Dhammar is a very old style of singing.  The name is also applied to instrumental renditions of the same.  It has many similarities to dhrupad.  The major difference is that it is slightly more romantic.  Themes of dhammar typically revolve around Krishna and the Holi festival.  In fact the dhammar is often called "hori" (holi).  It is typically performed in dhammar tal of 14 beats.  Dhammar, like its cousin the dhrupad, is rarely heard today.


Instruments Used In The Dhammar




Selected Video

Ustad Rashid Khan, Raag Desh


Moonsoon Raga


Dhrupad Alap Lalit Ashish Sankrityayan Udhav Shinde 2/3


Dhrupad Dhamar Lalit Ashish Sankrityayan Udhav Shinde 3/3


Nirmalya Dey, Raag Desh


Ramprapanna Bhattacharya (Sitar) - Raag Desh


Des Raag By Pt.Babulal Gandharva ,The Inventor Of Belabaharr


Raga Des


Raga Desh


Sangeetpedia: Raga Desh


Rohan Dasgupta, Raag Desh, Roopak Taal, Drut Teentaal


Meeta Pandit - Raag Desh [excerpt]


surbahar- raag Des


Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, Raag Desh, drut teentaal


Ustad Rafique Khan & Pt. Praveen Godkhindi - Raag Des-01


Ustad Rafique Khan & Pt. Praveen Godkhindi - Raag Des-02



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