Yaman (raga)

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


Yaman emerged from the parent musical style of Kalyan, itself a style of classical Carnatic musical tradition called thaat. Considered to be one of the most fundamental ragas in the Hindustani Classical tradition, it is thus often one of the first ragas taught to students. In the context of traditional standards of performance, Yaman ragas are considered suitable to play at any time of the day, but they are traditionally performed in the evening.The common bandish of yaman taught to beginners is Sakhi Eri Ali Piya Bina.Complex bandish includes Aoo Aoo re balma.


Yaman's Jati is a Sampurna raga and in some cases Shadav; the ascending Aaroha scale and the descending style of the avroha includes all seven notes in the octave ( When it is Shadav, the Aroha goes like N,RGmDNS' , but the Avaroha is the same complete octave). All the scale notes (called swaras) in the raga are Shuddha, the exception being Teevra Madhyam or prati madhyamam. The notes of the raga are considered analogous to the western Lydian mode, which was the predominant scale used in classical antiquity, before being usurped by those of the pre-Modern era.

Not to be mistaken, Raag Yaman is slightly different from Raag Yaman Kalyan. Both have almost the same base, but they're sung differently. The Aroha and Avaroha of Yaman Kalyan goes like this: SRGMDNS' S'NDPMGRS

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