Ragas : Yaman

updated on Jun 01, 2011

Raga Yaman is a night raga which is very romantic in nature. This raga is often taught to beginners in Hindustani music. Some say its origin is from the Persian mode "Ei'man" from which "Yaman" originated. Others say it has Vedic origins as Raga Yamuna which over time altered as Yaman.

Moods: bhakti, gambhir, shringar, serene, haunting

This raga is also called Kalyan or Yaman-Kalyan. The raga has all shuddha swars except for the tivra Ma. It is this note which gives the raga its distinctive quality of peace, and tranquility. Some modernists consider Yaman, Yaman-Kalyan, and Kalyan to be one raga and only traditionalists consider these as three distinct ragas.

Other Ragas in Thaat Kalyan:
Bhupali


Raga Yaman-Kalyan  
In avraoha, if mM is used instead of M, the raga becomes Yaman-Kalyan
Avaroha: S'  N  D  P  mM  G  R  S
Moods: Peaceful, soothing. Raga of romantic poets

Aaroha:   'N  R  G  M  D  N  S'
Avaroha:  S'  N  D  P  M  G  R  S
Pakad:    'N  R  G  M  P,  R  G  R,  'N  R  S
Thaat:     Kalyan
Prahar:    Late Evening

Alaap:
1. 'N R G, R S - , 'N R G M G - , G M P - , M G - , R G R S -
2. 'N R S - , S 'N 'D 'P - , 'M 'D 'N R G - , G M G - , P M G R S -
3. 'N R G M P - , M D N D P - , M D N S' - , S' N D P - , N D P - , M G - , R G - , R S -
4. G M D N S' - , N R' S' - , S' N D P - , M D N S -
5. M D N R' S' - , N R' G' - R' S' - , S' N D P - , M D N - , M D N R' S' -
6. G M D N R' S' - , N R' G' - , R' S' - , N R' M' G' R' G' R' S' - , S' N' D' P' - , M D N S' -

Introduction to Raga Yaman

Nachiketa Sharma introduces Raaga Yaman
Raag Yaman Kalyan Thaat Lesson (Part 1) - Deepender Deepak Sharma
Raag Yaman Kalyan Thaat Lesson (Part 2) - Deepender Deepak Sharma

Classical

Eree aali piya bin - Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar
Shyam bhajaye, aaj muralia - Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
Flute recital - Prasad Bhandarkar

Ghazals

Ranjish hi sahi, dil hi dukhane ke liye aa (dadra) - MH
Shola hun bhadakne ki gujarish nahin karta (keherva) - JS
Tum nahin, gam nahin, sharab nahin - JS
Jal bhi chuke parvane - MH
Sochte aur jaagte sansonka ek dariyaa hun mein - GA
Aaeena Mujhse meri pahali see surat mange - TalatAziz

Hindi Songs

Jab dip jale ana - Yesudas - RavindraJain - Chit Chor (some classify as Yaman Kalyan)
Bhuli hui yaden, mujhe itna na satao (dadra) - Mukesh - MM - Sanjog
Abhi na jao chhodkar (dadra) - Rafi - Jaidev - Hum Dono
Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par (keherva) - Rafi - SJ - Junglee
Woh sham kuchh ajib thi (keherva) - Kishore - HemantKumar - Khamoshi (old)
Lagta nahin hai dil mera - Rafi - SNTripathi - Laal Quila
Ansoo bhari hai ye jivanki rahe (jhaptal) - Mukesh - Dattaram - Parvarish
Man re tu kahe na dhir dhare (keherva) - Rafi - SahirLudhianvi - Chitralekha
Chandan sa badan, chanchal chitwan - Mukesh - KA - Saraswati Chandra
Nuktacheen Hai Gham-e-Dil (keherva) - Suraiyya - GhulamMohd - Mirza Ghalib
Huzur is kadar bhi na itara ke chaliye - Masoom
Main kya janun kya jadu hai (keherva) - Saigal - PankajMalik - Zindagi
Do naina matavale tihare (keherva) - Saigal - My sister
Do naina ek kahani - Masoom
Is mod se jate hai - Lata - RDB - Aandhi
Saranga teri yaad mein - Mukesh - SardarMalik - Saaranga
Aapke anurodh pe (keherva) - Kishore - LP - Anurodh
Tum dil ki dhadkan main rahte ho - Abhijeet - Dhadkan
Mujko yaaron maaf karna, main nashe main hoon
Woh jab yaad aye bahut yaad aye - Parasmani
Jane kya soch kar nahi guzra - Kishore - RDB - Kinara
Mera sundar sapna beet gaya - Geeta Dutt - Do Bhai
Yun hasraton ki dag - Lata - Adalat
Jare badra bairi ja re ja re - Lata - MadanMohan - Bahana
Yeh mera deewanapan hai - Mukesh - ShankarJaikishan - Yahudi
Mile na phool, kanto se dosti karli - Rafi - Roshan - Anokhee Raat
Jhumka gira re, Bareily ke bazar mein - Asha - MadanMohan - Mera Saya
Kabhi kisi to mukammal, jahan nahin milta - Bhupinder - Khayyam - Ahista Ahista
Dil jo na kahe saka - Rafi - Bhigi Raat
Jiya le gayo ji mora savariya - Lata - MM - Anpadh
Mausam hai ashikana - Lata - GhulamMohd - Pakeezah
Inhi logone le lina dupatta mera - Lata - GhulamMohd - Pakeezah
Chhupa lo yun dil men pyar mera - Hemant - Mamta
Pan khaye saiyan hamaro - Teesri Kasam
Har ek baat pe - Lata - Faiyaaz Shaukat
Biti na bitai raina - Parichay
Zindagi-bhar nahin bhulegi - Barsaat Ki Raat (old)
Mere hamsafar mere hamsafar mere paas aa mere paas aa - Refugee
Nigahen milaneko ji chahata hai - Asha - Roshan - Dil Hi To Hai 
Apke anurodhpe main ye geet - Anurodh
Ghar se nikalte hi - Papa Kehte Hain.
Re man surmen ga
Suni jo unke aane ki aahat - Satyam Shivam Sundaram
Woh haske mile humse - Baharen Phir Bhi Aayegi
Janevalese mulakat na hone payi - Amar
Bada dukh dina tere lakhanne - Ram Lakhan
Chhodo chhodo chhodo mori bahiya
Yaad rahega, pyarka yeh rangin zamanaa yaad rahega - Umar Qaid
Meri duniyamen tum aaye - Heer Ranjha
Ye chaman hamra apna hai
Koi jo mila tha mujhe "Breathless" - Breathless
Sinemen sulaghate hai arman - Sangdil
Panv padun tore shyam - Tere bharose Nandalal (A non film Album)
Dhadkate dilka payam le lo
Kenu sang khelun hori - Chala vahi desh ( non filmi album)
Pritam aan milo 
Phir na kije meri gustakh...Dekhiye apne phir pyarse - Phir Subah Hogi
Tum mujhe bhul bhi jao - Didi
Bade bhole ho
Jay jay he jagadambe mata
Jivan dor tumhi sang bandhi - Satyavaan Savitri
Sansarse bhage phirte ho - Chitralekha
Tum agar mujhko - Dil Hi To Hai
Tum bin jivan kaise bita - Anita
Intazaar aur abhi
Ansu samjhke kyun mujhe - Chhaaya
Tum gaganke chandrama - Sati Savitri
Jara si ahat hoti hai...kahin yeh woh to nahin - Haqueeqat
Dil e betabko sinese - Palaki
Dil diya dard liya - Dil Diya Dard Liya
Tere husn ki kya tariph karun - Leader
Savereka suraj tumhare liye - Ek Baar Muskuraa Do
Ang ang rang jhalakae - Sankalp 
Roj roj dalidali kya likh jaye - Angoor
Lau laga ke geet gaa ke - Bhabi Ki Chudiyan 
Shreeramchandra kripalu bhajamana
Sine men sulagte hain arman -- Tarana
Saptasurana teen gram - Tansen
Pyar mein hota hai kya jadoo - Papa Kehte Hain.
Aaye ho meri zindagi me - Raja Hindusthaani
Navkalpana (Rafi) - Mrig Trishna (1975)
 
Yaman-Kalyan Songs

Aaj jaane ki zid naa karo - Farida Khanum
Zindagi Bhar nahi bulegi who barsat ki raat (keherva) - Rafi - Roshan - Barsaat Ki Raat
Ehsaan tera hoga mujh par - Rafi - ShankarJaikishan - Junglee
Zindagi ka safar, hai yeh kaisa safar  - Kishore - KalyanAnand - Safar
Man re tu kahe - Rafi
Din dhal jaaye teri yaad na aaye - Rafi - SDB - Guide
Who jab yaad aaye, bahut yaad aaye - Rafi - LP - Parasmani
Karoge yaad to, har baat yaad aayegi - Bhupinder - Khayyam - Bazaar
Sagar kinare, yeh dil pukare - Kishore - RDB - Sagar
Yeh zameen chaand se behatar nazar aati hai - TalatAziz - Khayyam - Umrao Jaan
Mera to job hi kadam hai, who teri rah main - Rafi - LP - Dost
Yeh duniya aar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai - Rafi - SDB - Pyasa
Sochenge tumhe pyar kare ki nahin - KumarSanu - NadimSh - Deewana
Honthon se chulo tum, mera geet amar kardo - JS - PremGeet
Kuch na kaho, kush bhi na kaho - Lata - RDB - 1942,Love story 

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Comments

  1. on Mar 14, 2014 08:03 AM by  Rajendra Pradhan

    I doubt very much that Biti na Bitai Raina song from Prichay is not based on Yaman but may be Bihag or some morning raga like lalat. Will anybody help mail me exact Raga(Even if mixture of two).
    Thanks
    Rajendra

  2. on Mar 06, 2014 06:03 AM by  Ajaya Kumar Panda

    I like the site very much

  3. on Sep 16, 2013 10:09 AM by  m.d.gosavi kalyan dist Thane India

    i would like to know as a untrained common man as to how to recognize and know that a song is in yaman rag

  4. on Aug 13, 2013 03:08 AM by  nikhil

    thank much u very for this most valuable information. it's a golden treasure. have a nice time.

  5. on Jun 03, 2013 08:06 AM by  vishwanath kulkarni

    raga yaman is as high as Himalaya and as deep as an ocean.there are virtually limitless variations in this raga and each one of them is so beautiful and different that one thinks the canvas of this raga is as collosus as the horizon. more deep you go you find it fathomless and more high you see,it remains a dashangule over and above the rest of the world of music. i am indeed very thankful to you tube for rendering such an invaluable bhandar of indian classical music to common listeners like me. thanks and regards.
    v.n.kulkarni

  6. on May 07, 2013 04:05 PM by  Raja Shah

    Hi

    Is the song Naam Goom Jayega based on Raga Yaman?

  7. on Mar 17, 2013 11:03 PM by  rabin chem

    its okay and im thankful to have this lesson and if we get more knwledge if we have a video lesson.and in other video they also taught that sa re ga ma pa dha ni sa in aroha..sani dha pa ma ga re sa in abaroha..

  8. on Mar 12, 2013 07:03 PM by  Kaushik R. Patel

    Great site.
    Can you please suggest other site(s) to get notations for Filmi songs.
    I would appreciate very much
    Many Thanks.
    Kaushik Patel

  9. on Jan 08, 2013 09:01 PM by  Bhaskar Ghosh

    Hi,

    Is there a way to find the notes of classical songs online (in Hindustani Classical notation)?


    Regards
    Bhaskar

  10. on Nov 11, 2012 06:11 AM by  Ranajit Dhar

    This is a great page to learn about Raag and Raaginis. No restriction there as in ITCSRA etc. I hope that postings under example are being done carefully. Wherever, Ghazals, Hindi songs or others are not pure, it is better that it be so mentioned. Otherwise, beginners like me (my age is 62 by the way) may got confused. Thanks again for such beautiful blog.

  11. on Nov 03, 2012 07:11 AM by  mahendra mahida

    thank you sir....

  12. on Oct 21, 2012 02:10 PM by  Sucheta Pai


    The Ghazal Tum nahin gham nahin sharaab nahin by Jagjit Singh is in Raga Kaafi.
    Tum gagan ki chandrama is in Raga Shyam Kalyan and not Yaman.

  13. on Sep 22, 2012 10:09 AM by  bharavi

    can u give musical notations of songs based on rag yaman
    or suggest me where i can find it.

  14. on Sep 22, 2012 05:09 AM by  yaman

    thanx to teach me the real meaning of my name.....

  15. on Sep 20, 2012 08:09 PM by  pravesh

    yaman kalyan me dono ma lagte h ya ek.

  16. on Sep 08, 2012 09:09 AM by  Mohan Sharma

    Great explanation. Thank you, this is the best explanation.

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  18. on May 03, 2012 10:05 AM by  Lata girish

    what raaga is the song ab to charagon ka(movie baawri) based on? I couldnt find it anywhere.

  19. on May 02, 2012 12:05 AM by  Aarti

    I have a doubt regarding the ghazal Tum nahi gham nahi sharaab nahi is it really in raag yaman why does it sound different from the other songs mentioned inthis raag

  20. on Apr 17, 2012 10:04 AM by  Yusuf Divan

    Few singers,tons of bathroom singers (me alike),It's a site to get inspired!

  21. on Apr 10, 2012 04:04 AM by  Ankit sharma

    Very good article
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    thankz

  22. on Apr 03, 2012 04:04 AM by  Rajeev

    Very nice theory about yaman

  23. on Mar 27, 2012 05:03 AM by  bharath

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  24. on Feb 05, 2012 04:02 AM by  Katie

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  25. on Jan 14, 2012 12:01 AM by  hrdikd

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  30. on Jun 28, 2011 02:06 AM by  ANWER THEKKODEN

    This is the Maximum introduction of Yaman Yaman Kalyan ragas. So simple too. Thanks a lot and expecting more like this.

  31. on Apr 02, 2011 11:04 AM by  Uma Maheswar Nakka

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    Good Evening
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