Ragas : Khamaj

updated on Jan 03, 2015

Raga Khamaj is a representative of the Khammaj Thaat. It uses the shuddha N in Aaroha and komala n in Avaroha. The light and romantic nature of the raga makes is appropriate in a wide variety of compositions, especially thumris/ghazals and devotional music. Like Raga Kafi, this raga can be sung anytime, however the best time to sing it is late evening.

Moods: Tender, Remembrance of joy, Contentment with hope and desire

Aaroha:   S G m P D N S'
Avaroha:  S' n D P m G R S
Pakad:    G m P n D m P D m G
Thaat:     Khammaj
Prahar:    Late evening

Introduction to Raga Khamaj

Raag Khamaj Intro

Classical

Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar Live: Raag Khamaj
Kaushiki Chakrabarty - Khamaj

Ghazals

Vaishnav jan to - Various artists - Narsinh Bhajan
Khamaj - Fuzon sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali
Mohabbat karne wale kam na hoge - Mehdi Hassan

Hindi Songs

Bada natkhat hai krishn kanhaiya - Lata - RDB - Amar Prem 
Tere mere milan ki yeh raina - Kishore - SDB - Abhimaan
Ab kya misal dun, main tumhare shabab ki (keherva) - Rafi - Roshan - Aarti 
Kuch to log kahenge (keherva) - Kishore - RDB - Amar Prem 
Ayo kahan se ghanshyam - MannaDey - RDB - Buddha Mil Gaya
O sajna barkha bahaar aayi - Lata - Salil - Parakh
Ae dil se dil mila le - Asha - CRama - Navrang
Dhal chuki shameGam - Rafi - Naushad - Kohinoor
Piya tose naina lage re - Lata - SDB - Guide (some Manj-Khamaj or Bilawal)
Khat likha de sanvariya ke nam babu - Asha - LP - Aaye Din Bahar Ke
Mere to giridhar gopal - Vani - RaviShankar - Meera
Nazar lagi raja tore bungle par - Asha - SDB - Kaala Pani
Tere bina sajna lage na jiya hamar - Lata - Roshan - Aarti
Chunariya katati jae - Lata - Naushad - Mother India
Hum apna unhe bana na sake - Saigal - Khemchand - Bhanwara
Shaam dhale jamuna kinare - Lata/MannaDey - LP - Pushpanjali
Vo na aayenge palatkar - MubarakBegum - SDB - Devdaas

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Comments

  1. on Sep 29, 2017 12:09 PM by  K k

    Please post for raag basant mukhari

  2. on Oct 01, 2016 02:10 AM by  Bedabyash Sikha

    it is really a beacon for the learners of indian classical music


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