The manner of pitch organization, analogous with mode in Western music, in Indian classical music, both Hindstani and Karnatic, and also simpler Hindu songs (bhajan, kirtana, kriti). There are many hundreds of rāgas, some famous and easily recognized by knowledgeable listeners, other obscure, some ancient, others brand new. A particular rāga connotes a set of pitches to be used as a source of improvisation, but it equally connotes melodic patterns and characteristic ornamentations. Rāgas often have strong semantic associations with time of day, season, mood, and history or origin.
   See also Tāla.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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