|Time of day||Early night, 9–12|
|Chalan||S, RGMP, P–>R, RG, GM, M R, S
S, D’ n’ P’, P’ S, N’ S (G)R, R G M D, D P
P–>R G M R S, S R, R G, R G M n D P, PDPP S”
S” (N)R” S”, D P M, G M n D P–>R, R G, G M R SS S M G P, DNS”, S” D P–>R, GMP G M R S
|Hindustani classical music|
Chhayanat ("shadow or glimpse of Nat") is a raga in Hindustani classical music. It is a relative of Nat, an old raga that is rarely performed.
Chhayanat is a very popular raag whereas its constituent "Chhaya" and "Nat" are rarely sung anymore. Its distinctive phrases P->R and P->S' set it apart from the related Kamod, Kedar, Alhaiya Bilawal and Hameer.
Chhayanat is an evening raag, and is sung during the second "prahar" 9PM-12AM.