Ragas are very unique to indian classical music and define a melodic scale comprised of a a specific sequence of musical notes in ascent and descent. The melodic scale forms the framework but the true identity of the raga lies in the oscillations and intonations of the constituent notes. It takes many years of training and listening to truly understand a raga and this segment on Acharyanet is designed to help listeners with this skill. Click on any raga to understand the scale and listen to renditions from great masters. Some ragas also contain a reference to video clips of gurus explaining the contours of the raga in detail.any
Click on any Raga on the left listing to know more and listen to renditions of great artistes.