Raag Hindustani
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Compositions in Raag Yaman

Raag Yaman evokes a mood of devotion and dedication. It is traditionally performed from sunset to late evening. This raga belongs to the Kalyan thaat. Its vadi (most important note) is Ga, and samvadi (second most important note) is Ni. Raag Yaman's aaroh and avaroh (ascending & descending scales) are as follows:

Scale: Yaman

Below are two simple compositions (bandish) in Raag Yaman.

1. Piya ki najariya jaadu bhari

This popular composition in Raag Yaman is a drut khayal. In it, the singer celebrates the joy she finds in her lover's gaze - magical and filled with love. It has stolen her heart and her peace of mind as well.

Piya ki najariya jaadu bhari (key B)

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2. Eri aali piya bin

This composition is a drut khayal from the Agra gharana (school). In it, the poet says that she feels restless every minute of every day without her beloved. That ever since he left, her nights have been spent counting the stars.

Eri aali piya bin (key A♭)

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