Mime’s of India
Rag Yaman –
Ni Re Ga Ma Dha Ni Sa
Sa Ni Dha Pa M G Re Sa
Jati: Sampooran-Sampooran (7-7)
Vadi Suwar: Gandhar (Ga)
Samvadi Suwar: Nishad (Ni)
Vikrat Suwars: Ma Tivra (Fourth Sharp)
Verjit Suwars: None
Time: Evening 1st prahar
Is of persian origin, a subtle little bit is known of this rag except that it derives its name from the river Yamuna, a major tributary of the ganga that originates at Yamunotri.
It could also be said that the music travelled from east to west with the romany people’s that today inhabit Europe.
Rag Yaman is also credited to the great 13th century master, Amir Khushrow. He called himself Turke-E-Hind, indicating Turkish descent but his mother was Indian.