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L. Chatterjee
raga Nov 26, 2002 08:49 p.m.

Raga Abhogi
Raga Adana
Raga Ahir Bhairav
Raga Alhaiya Bilawal
Raga Asavari
Raga Bageshwari
Raga Bahar
Raga Bairagi
Raga Basant
Raga Basant Mukhari
Raga Bhairav
Raga Bhairavi
Raga Bhatiyar
Raga Bhupali
Raga Bhimpalasi
Raga Bihag
Raga Bilaskhani Todi
Raga Charukeshi
Raga Chayanat
Raga Darbari
Raga Darbari Kanada
Raga Desh
Raga Deshkar
Raga Desi
Raga Dhani
Raga Durga
Raga Gara
Raga Gaud Malhar
Raga Gaud Sarang
Raga Gorakh Kalyan
Raga Hameer
Raga Hamsdhwani
Raga Hemant
Raga Jaijaiwanti
Raga Jaunpuri Raga Jhinjhoti
Raga Jogiya
Raga Kafi
Raga Kalavati
Raga Kamod
Raga Kaunsi Kanada
Raga Kedar
Raga Khamaj
Raga Kirwani
Raga Lalit
Raga Madhmad Sarang
Raga Madhuvanti
Raga Malgunji
Raga Malkauns
Raga Manjhkhamaj
Raga Marwa
Raga Maru Bihag
Raga Megh
Raga Megh Malhar
Raga Miyan Ki Malhar
Raga Pahadi
Raga Patdeep
Raga Pilu
Raga Puriya
Raga Puriya Dhanashree
Raga Rageshree
Raga Shankara
Raga Shivranjani
Raga Shree
Raga Shuddha Kalyan
Raga Shuddha Sarang
Raga Sindh Bhairavi
Raga Sohni
Raga Surdasi Malhar
Raga Todi
Raga Vrindavani Sarang
Raga Yaman
Re:raga Dec 04, 2002 12:37 a.m.

Hmmm! Very interesting list of ragas . How about building up a database of them ? With everyone's inputs, we could add some info in a form of colomns like :

Raga's NAME, TIME of day/night it is ment for, MOOD, SCALE (ascending/decending), LINKS of recordings (record, tape, CD, Mp3), etc.

{wondering if Chandra & David would be welling to host, build such a database page and update it as the info comes in, smile ?}


Re:raga Dec 04, 2002 11:24 p.m.

Hi Dan;
I think there are a number of sites out there already with what you recommended. This is but one example:
Saw this list before. This is only a small sample of the ragas that are out there....
Re:raga Dec 05, 2002 11:03 p.m.

Hi Russ,

Thank you for the link. They give the names of the equivalent Carnatic ragas of the Hindustani ragas and the thaat ragas. Can you briefly explain the unfamiliar terms of "Carnatic" and "thaat" ?


Re:raga Dec 06, 2002 12:45 a.m.

I think the ragas listed on the left scroll on that page are mostly, if not all Hindustani. I'm sure others can do a much better job than me in definitions, but I'll give it a shot.

Carnatic (or Karnatic)is simply the type of music indigenous to south India as opposed to the Hindustani north. Its largely an original and pure form in contrast to the more outside-influenced form of the north.

Thaat (is spelled several ways) is essentially a scale like major, minor, etc. The equivalent Carnatic term is mela. There are 10 Hindustanti thaats and 72 Carnatic melas. Each thaat or mela has a characteristic ascending and descending scale, and has a major raga in the scale associated with it (for example, the Kalyan thaat has Raga Kalyan as the primary example).

That's the super-short definitions.....

Re:raga Dec 06, 2002 06:35 p.m.

Two books for newcomers (and those who have been wallowing in it for a while) are:

1) Music In India, the classical traditions by Bonnie Wade. Wonderful intro to both north south musical traditions, genres, instruments, theory, practice, etc. Only negative is there is no audio supplement. Am considering working on linking audio clips/more photos, listening list, etc. to complement the book.

2) Raganidhi (3 volumes) by Subba Rao. This is one of the most comprehensive books on the know raagas (north and south), matching, etc. The asavari web site is quite inaccurate...Subba Rao's book is much better. However, Wade (or some of the information in it) is needed to appreciate this book.


Re:raga Dec 14, 2002 04:13 p.m.

I found this list of Ragas out there, states the Problems/ Disorders that should be solved?

Ahir Bhairav Indigestion, rheumatic arthritis, hypertension.
Bhairavi Rheumatic arthritis.
Chandra Kauns Anorexia.
Darbari Kanada Headache.
Deepak Indigestion, anorexia, hyperacidity, gall stones (Cholecystitis).
Gujari Todi Cough.
Gunakali Rheumatic arthritis, constipation, headache, piles.
Jaunpuri Intestinal gas, diarrhea, constipation.
Jay-Jaywanti Rheumatic arthritis, diarrhea, headache.
Malkauns Intestinal gas.
Puriya Colitis, anemia, hypertension.
Puriya Dhanashri Anemia.
Sohani Headache.
Basant Bahar Gall stones (Cholecystits).
Yaman Rheumatic arthritis.
Re:raga Feb 11, 2003 11:37 p.m.

There's a pretty cool site that does what we're talking about I think their list of ragas is pretty decent.


Re:raga Feb 12, 2003 01:19 a.m.

Hey Mike, yeah....that's a nice place to go. Haresh is one of the teachers of a good friend of mine.
Amitava, the book by Bonnie Wade you mentioned is very good......


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