Yaman (raga)

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Thaat Kalyan
Related ragas Yaman Kalyan
Aaroha Ni Re Ga Ma(Kori Ma/trivra Ma i.e. Ma#) Dha Ni Sa
Avroha Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma((Kori Ma/trivra Ma i.e. Ma#)) Ga Re Sa
Pakad Ni-Re-Ga-/Re-Ma(Kori Ma/trivra Ma i.e. Ma#)-Pa-/Ma(Kori Ma/trivra Ma i.e. Ma#-Pa-Dha/Dha-Ni-Sa'(upper octave)
Vaadi Ma((Kori Ma/trivra Ma i.e. Ma#))
Samvaadi Ni
Prahar (Time) Evening (Pratham Prahar)

Yaman (also known as Emaan in West Asia and 'Kalyani' in Carnatic classical music) is a heptatonic (Sampurna) Hindustani Classical raga of Kalyan Thaat.

A 1 min 43 second sample of Sitar sound, playing Yaman Raga

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Yaman emerges from Kalyan Thaat.


Yaman's Jati is a Shadav-Sampurna, where Aaroha omits Pa and Avroha includes all the seven swaras. All the swaras in the raga are Shuddha, the exception being Teevra Madhyam(Ma).In western music , the notes of this raga is similar to the lydian mode.

Samay (time)[edit]

Yaman is traditionally sung any time of the day. particularly at evening of the day

In context[edit]

Yaman is supposed to be one of the most fundamental ragas in Hindustani Classical Music. It is usually one of the first ragas taught to the serious classical music student.

See also[edit]

Singers: Gundecha brothers, Prabha Atre