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Topic: raga

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"Solanki Raga", Folio from a Ragamala

"Solanki Raga", Folio from a Ragamala

Some of the earliest depictions of musical modes in Indian painting originated in the Deccan, at centers such as Ahmadnagar, where images like this form the visual expression of the mood and sentiment of a clas... more

Malavakusika Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragmala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Malavakusika Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragmala Series (Garland of Mu...

A prince, fanned by an attendant, is taking pan, a refreshing and slightly narcotic mixture of betel nut, powdered lime, and condiments wrapped in a leaf.

Dipak Raga: Folio from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Dipak Raga: Folio from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

The Dipak Raga is associated with night and is meant to evoke the mood of intimacy between lovers. Legend has it that one of Emperor Akbar’s musicians started a palace fire after being forced to play this raga ... more

Malkos Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Malkos Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical...

This painting perfectly illustrates the Malkos raga text, which describes a lord attended by a woman with a fly whisk who is entertained by others that play heavenly music like gandharvas; he wears a necklace o... more

Vairari Ragini, Wife of Bhairav Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Vairari Ragini, Wife of Bhairav Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragamala S...

The set to which this page belongs seems to be a slightly later copy of the 1709 Amber ragamala series. The poetic description of Vairari Ragini in that set reads:Know [her] full of skills and extremely handsom... more

Shri Rama Putra Raga: Page from the Dispersed "Boston" Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Shri Rama Putra Raga: Page from the Dispersed "Boston" Ragamala Series...

A prince attended by two female servants speaks to his beloved, who stands beneath a flowering banana tree. Silver grays and cool greens and whites dominate, masterfully contrasting with the less plentiful reds... more

Recurring Slope Lineae in Raga Crater

Recurring Slope Lineae in Raga Crater

This image from NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers Raga Crater, the location of well-studied recurring slope lineae RSL. RSL are dark flows that disappear and re-form every Mars year at certain locations. ... more

Shri Raga: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Shri Raga: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)

Here the ruler is seen playing a rudra vina, accompanied by two musicians. This rare representation of ruler as performer appears in paintings from the Bundi and Kota courts. The work also references the fall h... more

Folio from a manuscript of the Raga Darshan of Anup

Folio from a manuscript of the Raga Darshan of Anup

This folio from a Ragamala (garland of musical melodies) contains two paintings on either side. Ragamala paintings, images associated with traditional Indian musical melodies, often depict scenes of love and c... more