Ragas : Yaman

updated on Dec 23, 2014

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

Indian Classical Vocal Music for Beginners by Siddharth Slathia (Part 1)
Indian Classical Vocal Music for Beginners by Siddharth Slathia (Part 2)
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
Raag Yaman - Ustad Rashid Khan
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
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 aana (teentaal) - Yesudas - RavindraJain - Chit Chor 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 Yaman-Kalyan
Woh sham kuchh ajib thi (keherva) - Kishore - HemantKumar - Khamoshi
Lagta nahin hai dil mera - Rafi - SNTripathi - Laal Quila
Man re tu kahe na dhir dhare (keherva) - Rafi - SahirLudhianvi - Chitralekha Yaman-Kalyan
Aaj jaane ki zid naa karo - Farida Khanum Yaman-Kalyan
Ansoo bhari hai ye jivanki rahe (jhaptal) - Mukesh - Dattaram - Parvarish
Chhupa lo yun dil mein pyaar mera - Hemant - Roshan - Mamta
Zindagi Bhar nahi bulegi who barsat ki raat (keherva) - Rafi - Roshan - Barsaat Ki Raat Yaman-Kalyan
Mausam hai ashikana (keherva) - Lata - GhulamMohd - Pakeezah
Din dhal jaaye teri yaad na aaye - Rafi - SDB - Guide Yaman-Kalyan
Who jab yaad aaye, bahut yaad aaye - Rafi - LP - Parasmani Yaman-Kalyan
Ja re badra bairi ja re ja re - Lata - MadanMohan - Bahana
Karoge yaad to, har baat yaad aayegi - Bhupinder - Khayyam - Bazaar Yaman-Kalyan
Jiya le gayo ji mora savariya - Lata - MM - Anpadh
Honthon se chulo tum, mera geet amar kardo - JS - PremGeet Yaman-Kalyan
Zara si aahat hoti hai...kahin yeh woh to nahin - Lata - MM - Haqueeqat Yaman-Kalyan
Mere hamsafar mere hamsafar mere paas aa - Alka/Sonu- Anu Mallick - Refugee
Sagar kinare, yeh dil pukare - Kishore - RDB - Sagar Yaman-Kalyan
Yeh zameen chaand se behatar nazar aati hai - TalatAziz - Khayyam - Umrao Jaan Yaman-Kalyan
Is mod se jate hai - Lata - RDB - Aandhi
Mera to job hi kadam hai, who teri rah main - Rafi - LP - Dost Yaman-Kalyan
Yeh duniya aar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai - Rafi - SDB - Pyasa Yaman-Kalyan
Chandan sa badan, chanchal chitwan (keherva) - Mukesh - KA - Saraswati Chandra
Nuktacheen Hai Gham-e-Dil (keherva) - Suraiyya - GhulamMohd - Mirza Ghalib
Huzur is kadar bhi na itara ke chaliye - Masoom
Do naina ek kahani - Aarti Mukherjee - RDB - Masoom
Biti na bitai raina - Lata/Bhupendra - RDB - Parichay (shades of ChayaNat)
Main kya janun kya jadu hai (keherva) - Saigal - PankajMalik - Zindagi
Do naina matavale tihare (keherva) - Saigal - My sister
Tum gaganke chandrama - Lata/MannaDe - LP - Sati Savitri Yaman-Kalyan
Eri aali piya bin - Lata - Roshan - Raag Rang
Saranga teri yaad mein - Mukesh - SardarMalik - Saaranga
Aapke anurodh pe (keherva) - Kishore - LP - Anurodh
Ghar se nikalte hi - Udit - Rajesh Roshan - Papa Kehte Hain.
Kuch na kaho, kucch bhi na kaho - Lata - RDB - 1942,Love story Yaman-Kalyan 
Tum dil ki dhadkan main rahte ho - Abhijeet - Dhadkan
Jane kya soch kar nahi guzra - Kishore - RDB - Kinara
Mera sundar sapna beet gaya - Geeta Dutt - Do Bhai
Sochenge tumhe pyar kare ki nahin - KumarSanu - NadimSh - Deewana Yaman-Kalyan
Yeh mera deewanapan hai - Mukesh - ShankarJaikishan - Yahudi
Mile na phool, kanto se dosti karli - Rafi - Roshan - Anokhee Raat
Zindagi ka safar, hai yeh kaisa safar  - Kishore - KalyanAnand - Safar Yaman-Kalyan
Jhumka gira re, Bareily ke bazar mein - Asha - MadanMohan - Mera Saya
Dil jo na kahe saka - Rafi - Roshan - Bheegi Raat
Inhi logone le lina dupatta mera - Lata - GhulamMohd - Pakeezah
Re man surmen ga - MannaDey/Asha - SJ - Lal Patthar
Pan khaye saiyan hamaro - Teesri Kasam
Har ek baat pe - Lata - Faiyaaz Shaukat
Yun hasraton ki dag - Lata - Adalat
Nigahen milaneko ji chahata hai - Asha - Roshan - Dil Hi To Hai 
Kabhi kisi ko mukammal, jahan nahin milta - Bhupinder - Khayyam - Ahista Ahista

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Comments

  1. on May 16, 2015 11:05 PM by  Rahul Mandaliya

    Thank you for providing good raaga tutorials.

    Can you provide us songs notes according to raaga ?

  2. on Apr 15, 2015 12:04 AM by  Sundar

    Hello, "Aansoo Samaj ke Kyon mujhe" sung by Talat Mehmood and composed by Salil Choudry is also based on this Raag i think.
    Thanks

  3. on Apr 08, 2015 04:04 AM by  Kani

    very informative and improved my skills. Thank you so much. Kindly keep up the good work. God bless you.

  4. on Apr 06, 2015 10:04 AM by  CD

    Great reference! Thanks for such comprehensive information. I was also looking for raagbased songs

  5. on Mar 05, 2015 11:03 AM by  Hashan

    Dear sir, I played yaman raga as S R G M# P D N S. But this starts from N R G M# D N S. So, what is the difference between the two.

  6. on Feb 07, 2015 03:02 AM by  kishor. jethva.

    i love the clasic rag music, special yaman kalyan....

  7. on Jan 26, 2015 12:01 AM by  pervaiz sajjan

    i had improve my music of RAAG YAMAN
    thank you so much

  8. on Jan 16, 2015 08:01 AM by  lakshay

    How 2use pakadh what is that pakadh

  9. on Nov 30, 2014 02:11 AM by  satrughna nayak

    It is very helpful to me
    I can improve from all these examples

  10. on Jul 20, 2014 11:07 PM by  Swapnil Gupta

    Just what I wanted. Thank you so much.

  11. on Jul 07, 2014 11:07 AM by  Rakesh

    Thanks for the very informative lesson on raag yaman, how would I distinguish between a tivr and a komal key on the harmonium?

    Thanks,

  12. on Jun 01, 2014 04:06 AM by  anon

    Very informatic . I wish to see Rabindra Sangeet.

  13. on May 08, 2014 10:05 AM by  Pravin Srivastava

    OMG, What a rich resource on popular Hindustani Raagas...!!

  14. 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

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

    I like the site very much

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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

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

    Hi

    Is the song Naam Goom Jayega based on Raga Yaman?

  20. 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..

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

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

    thank you sir....

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

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

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

    yaman kalyan me dono ma lagte h ya ek.

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

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

  30. on May 30, 2012 04:05 AM by  SITE.EDU

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  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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!

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

    Very good article
    great information
    thankz

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

    Very nice theory about yaman

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

    Fantastic information

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

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

    very classic

  39. on Dec 29, 2011 06:12 AM by  Prices

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  40. on Nov 24, 2011 09:11 AM by  shobh

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  41. on Aug 12, 2011 04:08 AM by  Vikram

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  43. 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.

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

    Dear Sir
    Good Evening
    Really a fantastic site and a very beautiful article.
    This is an institution of Classical Indian Music
    So happy.
    Wishing you success in all your endeavours
    Blessings
    Uma Maheswar Nakka


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