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Raag Khamaj

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.

Thaat: Khamaj

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:

  • Ab kya misal dun
  • Vo na aenge palatkar – Devdaas
  • A dilse dil mila le – Navrang
  • Chunariya katati jae
  • O sajna, barkha bahara ayi – Parakh
  • Dhal chuki shame Gam – Kohinoor 
  • Sham dhale jamuna kinare – Pushpanjali 
  • Ang ang dole mera
  • Ayo kahanse ghanashyam – Buddha Mil Gaya
  • Bada natkhat hai…ka kare yashoda maiya – Amar Prem 
  • Khat likha de savariyake nam babu
  • Bata do sakhi kaun gali gayo shyam
  • Mere to giridharagopala – Meera
  • Tere bina sajna lage na jiya hamar – Aarti
  • Vaishnav jan to – Narsinh Bhajan
  • Nazar lagi raja tore bungle par – Kaala Pani
  • Kuch to log kahenge – Amar Prem

Bata Do Koi Kaun Gali Gaye Shyam Lata Mangeshkar

Aaj Sajan Mohe Aang Laga Lo

Chingari Koi Bhadke – Amar Prem

Tere Mere Milan Ki Ye Raina

Dewana mastana hua dil (Asha Bhosle, Muhammad Rafi)

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