Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Raag Khamaj is one of the ten Thaats (parent scales) of Hindustani music. It is also a specific raga within the Khamaj thaat.
Many ghazals and thumris are based on Khamaj. It utilizes the komala (flat) form of Ni on the ascent, and the shuddha (pure) form of Ni on the descent, creating a key asymmetry in compositional and improvisational performance.
Aaroh: Sa Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa
Avaroh: Sa Ni (komal) Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Pakad: Ni (komal) Dha Ma Pa Dha_Ma Ga, Pa Ma Ga Re Sa
Vadi: Ga (Gandhar)
Samvadi: Ni (Nishaad)
Samay (Time): Evening (Pratham Prahar)
Songs based on Raag Khamaj: