Raag Khamaj

Khamaj

Learn Raga Khamaj in Western Notation.

Raag Description: Raga Khamaj is a representative of the Khammaj Thaat. It uses the shuddha N in Aaroha and komala n in Avaroha. The light and romantic nature of the raga makes is appropriate in a wide variety of compositions, especially thumris, ghazals and devotional music. This Raag is an ideal melodic format for both type of Shringars, Vibralambh and Uttan Shringar With a husky voice that emits the emotion of painful separation and with Khatkas and Murkiyan, the Raag mood is well brought out, decorated with diverse Thumri styles of Panjab, Lucknow and Banaras Gharanas.

Notations (स्वर)

Rishabh Varjya in Aaroh, Both Nishad ( shuddha N in Aaroha and komala n in Avaroha). Rest all Shuddha Swaras.

जाति

षाढव - संपूर्ण (Shadhav - Sampoorna)

थाट (Scale)

खमाज ( C, D, E, F, G, A, A#,C' )

आरोह (Ascending) :

सा ग म प ध नि सा' (C E F G A B C')

अवरोह (Descending ):

सा' नि ध प म ग रे ग सा, नि सा ग म प (C' A# A G F E D E C, B C E F G )

वादी (Sonant) -- गंधार (E)

संवादी (Consonant) – निषाद (B)

पकड (Group of Notes)

ग म प नि ध म प ध म ग

E F G A# A F G A F E

Moods: The mood is light and enthralling but not sedate. Tender, Remembrance of joy.

Time --    Late evening

Raga Khamaj Based Hindi Songs List:

  • Ab Kya Misal Dun, Main Tumhare Shabab Ki- Aarti
  • Ae Dil Se Dil Mila Le – Navrang
  • Ayo Kahan Se Ghanshyam - Buddha Mil Gaya
  • Bada Natkhat Hai - Amar Prem
  • Chunariya Katati Jae - Mother India
  • Dhal Chuki Shamegam – Kohinoor
  • Hum Apna Unhe Bana Na Sake – Bhanwara
  • Khamaj - Shafqat Amanat Ali
  • Khat Likha De Sanvariya Ke Nam Babu - Aaye Din Bahar Ke
  • Kuch To Log Kahenge - Amar Prem
  • Mere To Giridhar Gopal – Meera
  • Mohabbat Karne Wale- Mehdi Hassan
  • Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bungle Par - Kaala Pani
  • O Sajna Barkha Bahaar Aayi- Parakh
  • Piya Tose Naina Lage Re – Guide
  • Shaam Dhale Jamuna Kinare – Pushpanjali
  • Tere Bina Sajna Lage Na Jiya Hamar – Aarti
  • Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina- Abhimaan
  • Vaishnav Jan To - Narsinh Bhajan
  • Vo Na Aayenge Palatkar - Devdaas 
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