Popular Ragas

Jun 14, 2014

Ragas form the core of Indian Classical Music. With their characteristic aaroha (ascend) and avaroha (descend), and pakad (characteristic pattern), each raga is attributed to a particular time of day. While there are hundreds of raga permutations, some have become more popular than others, and form the basis of innumerable hindi songs and ghazals.

One of the best guides for ragas is the "The Raga Guide: Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas". It contains all the major ragas with notations and songs in each raga. Raga Guide link

Some notable ragas:

* Raga Yaman, Yaman-Kalyan
* Raga Bhairavi
* Raga Darbari
* Raga Bhupali
* Raga Bageshri
* Raga Kafi
* Raga Bhimpalasi
* Raga Kirwani
* Raga Pilu



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