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Hinduism - What Is A Raga Or Ragas In Indian Music?

A concrete melodic mode of at least five notes in Indian music known as Raga.

The constraints of a raga's fixed shape restrict any performer who plays it.

The raga's established note sequence does not follow its musical order, but rather alters depending on whether the note sequence is ascending or descending.

Although there are more than 200 recognized ragas, only roughly thirty are commonly used.

Each raga is said to transmit a certain aesthetic mood (rasa) to listeners by having highly specific symbolic associations—particularly with the time of day or the seasons.

The musician who plays a raga strives to express a specific atmosphere to an audience and to trigger comparable sensations in them, as in other Indian arts.


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