Dhrupad and Khayal are the two forms of classical singing that are popular today. Consider the following comparisons of Dhrupad and Khayal:
1. Dhrupad is ancient in comparison to Khayal
2. Dhrupad is primarily spiritual, Khayal is primarily entertaining
3. Dhrupad is flexible than Khayal in matter of purity of Raga
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

Older in OriginYounger in origin
Primarily spiritual , purpose worshipPrimarily romantic , purpose -entertainment
Short Bandish is used generallyLong Bandish generally
Uses Sanskrit Syllables in AlapAlap may or may not be in Sanskrit
Special attention to purity of RāgaFlexible but still Rāga purity is paid attention
Singer is accompanied by PakhawajTabla and Harmonium, Sarangi for accompaniment
Two parts - Alap + BandhishThree parts generally viz. Alap, Bada Khayal and Chhota (Drut) Khayal
Meaning of the words generally not recognizableComparatively recognizable.

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