Popular Raags in Indian Classical Music

Theory of Raag in Indian  Classical Music

Performance of Raag in Hindustani Classical Music

  • All Shudha Swars (except m) are denoted in Capital letter (S R G  P D N S)
  • All Komal Swars are noted in small letters (r, g, d, n)
  • Shuddha Ma is denoted as m and Tivra Ma is denoted as M’
  • ‘ succeeding a Swar denotes Tivra (upper) Saptak
  • ‘ preceding a Swar denotes Mandra (lower) Saptak
  • Swar without ‘ denotes Madhya (middle) Saptak
Raag Name Thaat Aaroh/Avroh/Vadi/Samvadi Time of Performance
Ahir Bhairav Bhairav S r G m P D n S’S’ n D P m G r S

Vaadi: m, Samvadi: S

6am – 9am
Bageshri Kafi S g m D n S’S’ n D m m P D m g r S

Vaadi: m, Samvadi: S

12 am – 3 am
Basant Purvi S m G M’ d N S’S’ N d P M’ G M’ G r S

Vaadi: S Samvadi: P

3 am – 6 am
Bhairav Bhairav S r G m P d N S’S’ N d P m G r S

Vaadi: d Samvaadi: r

6 am – 9 am
Bhairavi Bhariavi S r g m P d n S’S’ n d P m g r S

Vaadi: m Samvaadi: S

6 am – 9 am
Bhimpalasi Kafi Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa”

Vaadi: Ma Samvaadi: Sa

4 pm – 6 pm
Bhoopali Kalyan S R G P D S’S’ D P G R S

Vaadi: G Samvaadi: D

6 pm – 9 pm
Bihag Bilawal ‘N S G m P N S’S’ N D P M’ G m G R S

Vaadi: G Samvadi: N

9 pm – 12 am
Bilaskhani Todi Bhairavi S r G P d S’S’ r’ n d m g r S

Vaadi: d Samvaadi : g

9 am – 12 pm
Bilawal Bilawal S R G P D N S’S’ N D P DG m RGPM G RS

Vaadi: D Samvadi: G

6 am – 9 am
Darbari Kanada Asavari S R g m P d n S’S’ d n P m P g m R S

Vaadi: R Samvadi: P

9 pm – 12 am
Desh Khamaaj Sa R m P N S’S’ n D P m D R S

Vaadi: P Samvadi: R

9 pm – 12 am
Durga Bilawal S R m P D S’S’ D P m R ‘D S

Vaadi:m Samvaadi: S

9 pm – 12 am
Kafi Kafi S R g m P D n S’S’ n D P m g R S

Vaadi: P Samvadi: R

6 pm – 9 pm
Kalyan Kalyan S R G P D S’S, N DP, PM’G R S

Vaadi: G Samvadi: D

6 pm – 9 pm
Kedar Kalyan S m, m GP, M’PDN S’S’ NDP, M’PD, DPM’Pm, PmRS

Vaadi: m Samvadi: S

9 pm – 12 am
Khamaaj Khamaaj S G m P D n S’S’ n D P m G R S

Vaadi: G Samvadi: n

6 pm – 9 pm
Lalit Purvi ‘N r G m M’ m G M’ d N S’S’ Nr’ N d M’m G M’G rS

Vaadi: m Samvadi: S

3 am – 6 am
Malkauns Bhairavi S g m d n S’S’ n d m g S

Vaadi: m Samvadi: S

12 am – 3 am
Marwa Marwa ‘N r G M’ D N r’ S’S’ N r’ N D M G r S

Vaadi: r Samvadi: D

3 pm – 6 pm
Miyan ki Malhaar Kafi ‘NS mR P mP nDN S’S’ NS’ Dn mP g mR S

Vaadi: R Samvadi: P

Monsoon
Miyan ki Todi Todi S r g M’ d N S’S’ N d P M g r S

Vaadi: d Samvadi: g

9 am – 12 pm
Pahadi Bilawal ‘P ‘D S R G P D S’S’ N D P m G R S ‘D ‘P D’ S

Vaadi: S Samvadi : P

6 pm – 9 pm
Puriya Marwa ‘N r G M D N r’ S’r’ N D M G M G r S

Vaadi: G Samvadi: N

6 pm – 9 pm
Shuddha Sarang Kafi ‘N S R M’ P N S’S’ N D P M P m R ‘N S

Vaadi: R Samvadi: P

12 pm – 3 pm
Shankara Bilawal S G P N D S’S’ N P, G P, G S

Vaadi: G Samvadi: N

9 pm – 12 am
Shivranjani Kafi S R g P D S’S’ D P g R S

Vaadi: P Samvadi: S

12 am – 3 am
Tilak Kamod Khamaj S R G S, R m P D m P, S’S’ P D m G, S R G, S N’

Vaadi: R Samvadi: P

6 pm-9 pm
Vibhas Bhairav S r G P d S’S’ d P G r S 6 am- 9 am
Yaman Kalyan ‘N R G M’ D N S’S’ N D P M’ G R S

Vaadi: G Samvadi: N

6 pm-9 pm