Shant (Serene, Peaceful)
is one of the most recently created ragas. It is created by replacing
komal of Malkauns with
shuddha. This raga can’t be grouped under any of the presently accepted thaats. Still it is grouped under Bhairavi
thaatas it originated from Malkauns, which is from Bhairavi thaat. It is one of the Kouns variants. Only and are the komal notes in this raga. Both and are avoided, but gets used as a
vivadinote sometimes, in higher octave, during
avaroh. The phrases can be in all three octaves. There is one more Chandrakouns called Kafi Thaat Chandrakauns or Bageshree
angChandrakauns, which is considered an older form.