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Sampūrṇa & Raga-Samay Chakra In Hindustani classical music, each raga has a specific time when it can be performed. This practice is supposed to enhance the ras (mood) of the raga that the artist is responsible for evoking. Even in Carnatic music, ragas have been classified on the basis of time. There are ragas that can be sung at all times. They are called Sarvakalika ragas. Ragas like Chakravaha, Bhairavi, Kambhoji and Arabhi fall into the category of Sarvakalika Ragas.

“Raga-Samay Chakra” In Hindustani Classical Music

Ragas like Bhupala, Revagupti, Bauli, Malayamarutha, Valaji and Desakshi are to be sung before the Sun rises. After the Sunrise , ragas like Bilahari, Kedaram and Dhanyasi are sung. These ragas are also known as Prabhat ragas. Asaveri is an afternoon raga. Sriraga and Madhyamavathy are mid-day ragas. Mukhari and Begada are afternoon ragas and Ragas akin to Vasantha, Natakurunji and Purvi-Kalyani are evening ragas.

Sampūrṇa the complete rāga (1)  

Sampūrṇa : The Complete Raga is the bliss of being united with yourself, with every bit of life, tuned into a mellifluous rendition of music...

Sampūrṇa the complete rāga (1)  

Sampūrṇa : The Complete Raga is the bliss of being united with yourself, with every bit of life, tuned into a mellifluous rendition of music...

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