RAG KHAMAJ રાગ ખમાજ

RAG KHAMAJ રાગ ખમાજ

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Description
This rag is one of the most common in Indian music. Although it is used in the classical styles, its romantic character makes it much more appropriate to the semi-classical and lighter styles. It is traditionally ascribed to the second part of the night. “Kuch To Log Lahenge” and “Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bungal Par”, are two well known examples of common songs in this rag. There are many other popular film songs in Khammaj as well.

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Rag Khammaj has a clear musical structure. It is a shadav-sampurna rag due to the ommission of the Re in the arohana. Even in the avarohana, the Re is durbal (weak). The vadi is Ga and the samvadi is Ni. Undoubtedly its method of using Nishad is one of its most defining characteristics; it is shuddha (i.e., natural 7th) in the arohana but it is komal (i.e., minor 7th) in the avarohana.

Sargam

.આરોહ –  સા, ગમપધનિ, સાં
અવરોહ – સાંનિધપ ગમપધ ગમગ મગરેસા

(નિ કોમળ)

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Vaadi Ga
Samvaadi Ni
Prahar (Time) Evening (Pratham Prahar)

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Hindi Film Songs based on Raga Khamaj :
The Narsinh Bhajan “Vaishnav jan to” is also based on Khamaj.

Tere Mere Milan Ki Ye Raina – Abhimaan – Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri – Old Hindi Song

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• Bada natkhat hai…ka kare yashoda maiya,

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“Kuchh Toh Log Kahenge”

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Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bungal Par


• Mere to giridharagopala – Meera

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• and Raina Beet Jaye (with Todi in mukhara) – Amar Prem [2]

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• Ayo kahanse ghanashyam – Buddha Mil Gaya

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• Vo na aenge palatkar – Devdaas

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• A dilse dil mila le – Navrang

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• Dhal chuki shame Gam – Kohinoor

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• Tere bina sajna lage na jiya hamar – Aarti

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• Khamaj – Fuzön sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali

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Jul 1, 2014 – Uploaded by Janak Naik

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સાહિત્ય સંગમને ઉપક્રમે ‘રાગ ખમાજ’ની સરગમનો કાર્યક્રમ યોજાયો હતો. આ રાગ વિશેની માહિતી શ્રી સુનીલભાઈ દ્વારા આપવામાં આવી હતી. રત્નાબેન જાદવાણી …

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2 responses to “RAG KHAMAJ રાગ ખમાજ

  1. pravinshastri October 31, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Thanks Lalitbhai. I’ll try to put Indian Classical music in simplest form. I am glade you like it.

    Like

  2. LalitParekh October 31, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Thank you so much I am lover of classic music,please post such interesting mail

    Liked by 1 person

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