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Dear Sanggat Ji,

I came across a puzzle this morning and am so tempted to find out. I tried going through some kathas but none explain why this is so.

In page 217, in the Gauri raag section, there is a group of shabads by Guru Arjan Dev Ji, which starts with

Ga▫oṛī mėhlā 5 mājẖ.

Gauree, Fifth Mehl, Maajh:

ਆਉ ਹਮਾਰੈ ਰਾਮ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਜੀਉ

Ā▫o hamārai rām pi▫āre jī▫o.

Come to me, O my Beloved Lord.

and so on....

With the Guru guide, i have come across many shabads where two raags titles make up the title. For example this, Gauree and Maajh. I am so bad in raags that i dont understand, but how does a shabad have two raags? It is a Gauri raag shabad that can also be used with the Maajh raag?

Anyway, as i progress forward...on the next page

ਗਉੜੀ ਮਹਲਾ ਮਾਂਝ

Ga▫oṛī mėhlā 5 māʼnjẖ.

Gauree, Fifth Mehl, Maajh:

ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜੀ ਦੁਖ ਭੰਜਨੁ ਤੇਰਾ ਨਾਮੁ

Ḏukẖ bẖanjan ṯerā nām jī ḏukẖ bẖanjan ṯerā nām.

The Destroyer of sorrow is Your Name, Lord; the Destroyer of sorrow is Your Name.

Both have the same header, but are placed in different sections. The only difference my understanding sees, is that the one on page 217 has no "tipee" on the maajh word. The header on page 218 has a "tipee" (majh and maanjh). However, the punjabi dictionary says both are the same. (

http://www.srigranth...%A8%82%E0%A8%9D)

Also, in my "sanchia"s, under the maajh word on page 217, there is a () and under maajh onb page 218, there is a (). Why is there so?

What is puzzling me is that, why are they both in separate sections (when both are by the same Guru composer, same raags)? Why is there a "tipee" on page 218, and none on page 217?

This is quite trivial, but it is making me wonder and wonder. Please do assist me in understanding my Guru, as my own understanding is limited.

Thank you.

Warm regards,

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the raag is gauri maajh. It is called a mishrat raag (a mix of two raags). its basically a completely different raag made of two other raags. The emotion created by a mishrat raag is very powerful during kirtan. There are also other mishrat raags in sri guru granth sahib ji like bilawal gond

not sure about the 'bindhi' though

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