Although the total number of raags in Hindustani classical music was as big as 300, several of them have been lost over the centuries. About 100 raags are known and performed these days. The following list contains most of them.
Complete formats, bandishes and popular songs have been provided for many raags. Names of such raags are underscored. Simply click on the name of a raag to see its complete details. Audio clips are also provided to illustrate several details. We’ll keep adding details for more raags with time.
While classification of most raags in thaats is universally accepted, opinions vary among the experts for some raags. The same is true about performance times of some raags.
The list is sorted alphabetically by raag name. You can sort the list by thaat or performance time by clicking on the column headers.