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100 Ragas – Their Timings & Effects

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Raga and Timings

The 24 hour period is divided into 8 beats each three hours long, as follows:
1. 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. first beat of the day. Daybreak; Early Morning; Morning;
2. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2nd beat of the day. Late Morning; Noon; Early Afternoon;
3. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 3rd beat of the day. Afternoon; Late Afternoon;
5. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. first beat of the night. Evening; Late Evening;
6. 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. 2nd beat of the night. Night; Midnight;
7. 1 a.m. – 4 a.m. 3rd beat of the night. Late Night
8. 4 a.m. – 7 a.m. 4th beat of the night. Early Dawn; Dawn (before sunrise); Morning Twilight

Sl.No.
Carnatic Raga
Hindustani Raga

Benefits
Time

1
Abheri
Danasri, Bimplas

These Raga-s has the penetrating power to infect the human mind positively and control it for days and weeks on end.
Late Morning

2
Abhogi
Abhogi Kanada

Peaceful Slumber,for a very good appetite
Night

3
Amrutavarshini
Malhar

Ushana vyathi nasini ( alleviates diseases related to heat)
any time Rainy season; midnight

4
Ananda bhairavi
None

Supresses stomach pain in both men and women. Reduces kidney type problems. Controls blood pressure
Early Evening

5
Antardwani
None

Excellent for Meditation and to calm a turbulent mind
Early Evening

6
Arabhi
None

Implants positive energy and rejuvenates the mind. Relief when physically tired.
All time Raga

7
Bageshri, Sudha Bhairavi
Bageshri

This Raga arouses a feeling of Relaxation & Rest, stability, depths and calmness. This raga is also used in treatment of diabetes and hypertension
Mid Night

8
Bauli
Bibhash

Relief from Chronic Stresss
Early Dawn

9
Begada
Hemakalyan

Relief from Chronic Stresss
Late Afternoon

10
Behag
Bihag

For patients suffering from insomnia and need a peaceful sonorous sleep. This Raga is useful in the treatment of insomnia.
Late Night

11
Bhairavi
None

Provides relief from T.B, Cancer, Severe Cold, Phlegm, Sinus, toothache
any time of day

12
BhoopaaLam
None

Begin the day in a calm pace. Calms a turbulent mind.
Early Dawn

13
Bilahari
None

Bilahari is associated with love. ‘Naajeevadara’ – Tyagaraja Krithi was composed to cure acute stomach pain a man was suffering from. The prayer was answered and stomach pain cured. Ensures one vigour
Late Morning

14
Brindavanasaranga
None

For Wisdom, Success, Knowledge , Joyfulness and Greater Energy
Early Afternoon

15
Chakravaham
Ahir Bhairav

This Raga is supposed to sustain chords which automatically brings down blood pressure.
Relief for Arthritis, Rheumatic disorder, Muscular & Joint pain.
Gives free relaxed feeling and mitigates dust allergies and skin disease.

Day Break

16
Chandrakauns
Chandrakauns

In treatment of heart ailments and diabetes.Relief from Sinusitis and sore throat,urinary track infection
Late Night

17
Charukesi
None

Is considered very helpful for heart aliments.Rejuvenates the mind helping one to age gracefully. It enlivens the singer and listener.
All Time

18
Darbari Kanada
Darvari Kanada

Darbari Kanada is considered very effective in easing tension and anxiety. Great relief from Headache (Acute), Migraine, mind concentration, Grief, Mental shock,Restful Quality of Sleep
Late Night

19
Dharmavathi
Madhuvanti

To ward away depression and bring happiness, during treatment for skin disease, relief from Peptic Ulcer
Late Evening

20
Dheera Shakarabharanam
Bilawal

considered very helpful for heart aliments.It cures mental illness, soothes the turbulent mind and restores peace and harmony.
Evening

21
Dhwijavanthi
Jaijaiwanti

Provides relief from cold and headache.Quells paralysis and psycho disorders of the mind
Late Night

22
Gamaka Samandam
Multani

Prescribed for skin disease,Achievement, Affuence
Afternoon

23
Gamanasrama
Marwa

Prescribed for skin disease,Achievement, Affuence
Early

24
Ganamurthe
None

Helpful in diabetes
Early

25
Gouda Saranga
Gour Sarang

Helpful in diabetes
Early Afternoon

26
Gaurimanohari
None

generate a state of well being or sowkhya bhava, decreases stress and tension, and induce peace and tranquility of mind.
All Time Raga

27
Hamasanandi- Kamavardhini
Puria Dhanashri

Relaxation,evokes sweet, deep, heavy, stable state of mind and prevents acidity.Relief when physically tired
Evening

28
HamirKalyani
Hamir/Hamvir

This particular Hindusthani coloured raaga, one with great therapeutic value relaxes tension with its calming effect and brings down BP to normal 120/80.
Late Evening

29
Hamsanadam
None

The soulful Hamsanada brings in a state of Purity,Love, Harmony and Compassion. Highly Psychological Effect
Late Evening

30
Hamsadwani
Hansadhwani

Raga eases tension and provides relaxation.Celebration & Happiness,evoke a very pleasing effect on the nerves.Energy giving. Provides good thinking, chaitanya. Sarvarogaharini (panacea)
Late Evening

31
Hamsanandi
Puria,Sohini

evokes sweet, deep, heavy, cloudy and stable state of mind and prevents acidity.Relief from Mental shock
Night

32
Hari Kambhoji
Khamaj

Useful in the treatment of sleep disorders.
Late Night

33
Hemavathi
None

Good for joint and back pain
Late Night

34
Hindolam
Malkauns

gives relief from Vatha Roga, B.P, Gastritis and purified blood. Also helps to cure low blood pressure. Also helps for a Restful Sleep and Tranquility
Late Night

35
Jhonpuri
Jaunpuri

Apan disease, constipation, Intestinal Gas Urinary tract infection, colic pain
Morning

36
Kaambhoji
None

The mood created evokes memories of joy, contentment, hope, and desire as expressed in the ‘Siva-tattva-ratnakara’
Late Evening

37
Kalyani
None

tonic. Dispels the darkness of fear; Gives motherly comfort and increases confidence. Kalyani means mangalam. Recited with faith and devotion, it is believed to clinch marriage alliances. Many authentic reports exist about the raga’s power to destroy fear in many forms: fear of poverty, of love, of power, of ill- health, of death, and so on.
All Time

38
Kamavardhini/Pa ntuvarali
Purvi

Provides relief from cold and headache and keeps the mind stable. Works on the whole human system
Dusk

39
Kanada
Bahar,Miyan Ki Malhar

For patients suffering from insomnia and need a peaceful sonorous sleep. Useful in the treatment of sleep disorders.
midnight; any time Spring

40
Kapi
Pilu

Sick patients get ove their depression, anxiety. Reduces absent mindedness
All Time

41
Karnatakadevaga ndhari
Bhimpalashri,Dha nasri

These Raga-s has the penetrating power to infect the human mind positively and control it for days and weeks on end.
Late Morning

42
Kedaaram
None

Gives energy and removes tension
Morning

43
Kedara Gowla
Desh

Promotes happiness and ward off depression.The suppression of the senses releases a negative force. The process of sublimation needs a spiritual path. Rag Desh can provide that. Its energy gives the listener serenity, peace, inner joy, right valor, universal love and patriotism
Late Night

44
Ketakapriya
Champakali

Promotes happiness and ward off depression.The suppression of the senses releases a negative force. The process of sublimation needs a spiritual path. Rag Desh can provide that. Its energy gives the listener serenity, peace, inner joy, right valor, universal love and patriotism
Night

45
Kharaharapriya
Kafi

strengthens the mind and relieves tension. Curative for heart disease and nervous irritablility, neurosis, worry and distress.Evokes a humid, cool, soothing and deep mood ,For patients suffering from insomnia and need a peaceful sonorous sleep. Useful in the treatment of sleep disorders.
Any time; Midnight

46
Kiravani
Kirwani

Promotes dhyana (meditation) at mental and physical levels. Keeravani has a prabhava for joint and back pain remedy.
Night

47
Kokilam
None

Helps to prevent stone formation, burning sensations, sleeplessness and anxiety.
Night

48
Lalita
None

Peace & Tranquillity
Early Dawn

49
Madhyamavati
Megh,Madhyama di Sarang

Clears paralysis, giddiness, pain in legs/hands, etc. and nervous complaints.
Night – Monsoon

50
Madhuvarshini
None

Good for nerves. Cures diseases like slight headache, sleeplessness, and sinus problems.
Night – Monsoon

51
Malahari
Jogiya

Good for nerves. Cures diseases like slight headache, sleeplessness, and sinus problems.
Morning

52
Manirangu
None

Good for nerves. Cures diseases like slight headache, sleeplessness, and sinus problems.
noon-1pm

53
Maru Bihaga
None

Compassion
early night

54
Marwa
None

Coherence ,Happiness
Evening

55
Mayamalava Gowla
Bhairav

Very Auspicious raga, This raga has the power to neutralize toxins in the body. Practicing it in the early hours of the morning, in the midst of nature will enhance the strength of the vocal chords.Soothing for Cancer patients.
Dawn, Morning

56
Mecha Kalyani
Kalyan

considered very helpful for heart aliments
Evening

57
None
Megha Malhar

The quality of this raga is to produce the effect of approaching thunder-storm and rain. This raga has also been found to have the power of influencing clouds in
Evening

58
Mohana Kalyani
Sudh Kalyan

The quality of this raga is to produce the effect of approaching thunder-storm and rain. This raga has also been found to have the power of influencing clouds in
Night

59
Mohanam
Bhupali

tremendous relief to patients of high blood pressure. Mohana is present where beauty and love coexist. It filters out the ill-effects of kama (desire for sex) , krodha (anger) and moha (lust), bestowing immense benefits on the listener. Also said to cures indigestion, and depression.
Evening

60
Mukhaari
None

tremendous relief to patients of high blood pressure. Mohana is present where beauty and love coexist. It filters out the ill-effects of kama (desire for sex) , krodha (anger) and moha (lust), bestowing immense benefits on the listener. Also said to cures indigestion, and depression.
Late Afternoon

61
Naattai
None

For courage and confidence
Late Afternoon

62
Naattai kurinji
Natakurinji

For courage and confidence
Early

63
Nalina Kanthi
Tilak Kamod

evoke a very pleasing effect on the nerves.
Late Night

64
Nata Bhairavi
Asavari

cures headache and psychological disorders.Helps to cure low blood pressure.
Late Morning

65
Nattai Kurinji
Rageshri

Harmony and Rejuvenation
Night

66
Neelaambari
None

For Good Sleep
Late Evening

67
Phalamanjari
Patamanjari

Vomiting, less gastric fire, Anorexia
Late Evening

68
Poorvikalyani
Pooriya Kalyan (Poorvikalyani)

Anxiety, Leucorroea, Dysmenorrhoea, Abdominal pain,Promotes Harmony and Pleasant Feeling
All Time Raga- Preferably After Sunset

69
Punnagavarali
None

Controls Anger and brings down violence
All Time Raga- Preferably After Sunset

70
Puriya
None

Harmony and Rejuvenation
Early Evening

71
Pushpalathika
Vrindavani Sarang

Greater Energy
Afternoon

72
Rageshri
None

Harmony and Rejuvenation
Late Night

73
Ranjani
None

helps to cure kidney disorders
Late Night

74
Rathipathipriya
None

Adds strengh and vigor to a happy wedded life. This 5 swara raga has the power to eliminate poverty. The prayoga of the swaras can wipe off the vibrations of bitter feelings emitted by ill will.
Late Night

75
Reethigowla
None

A raga that bestows direction when one seeks it
Late Night

76
Saaveri
None

A raga that bestows direction when one seeks it
Late

77
Sahana
None

Raga Sahana helps maintain emotional coolness and balance and controls anger and brings down violence.
Late Night

78
Sama
None

Makes mind sober, tranquil, induces good sleep. Good for world peace.
Late Evening

79
Samanta Saranga
None

Creativity
Late Evening

80
Saramathi
None

Elevates from depressed state. Cures balagraha dosham in children ( undiagnosed crying and irritability). For sleeplessness, itching, eye and ear problems, skin problems, and the problems of hearing irregular sounds
Late Evening

81
Saranga
Shyam Kalyan,Chayanat,Kedar

Insomnia, Mental retardation, Memory impairment, tonsilitis , Rhinitis, Upper respiratory infections
Early Night

82
Sarasangi
Nata Bhairav

Arthritis,Rheumatic disorder,Muscular & Joint pain
Morning

83
Shankaraabharanam
None

The power of this raga is incredible. It cures mental illness, soothes the turbulent mind and restores peace and harmony. If rendered with total devotion for a stipulated period, it can cure mental disorders said to be beyond the scope of medical treatment. It also is said to have the power to shower wealth.
any time of day

84
Shanmukhapriya
None

Instills courage in one’s mind and replenishes the energy in the body.
All Time

85
Shuddha Saveri
Durga

raga eases tension and provides relaxation. Gives a evoke a very pleasing effect on the nerves.
Late Night

86
Sindhu Bhairavi
Sindhu Bhairavi

For a Healthy Mind and Body, Love & Happiness, Gentleness, Peace & Tranquillity ,Serenity, very pleasing for nerves,also helps to cure diabetes
Dawn

87
Sivaranjani
None

Useful for memory problems.Powerful raga for meditation; bestows benevolence of God. Removes sadness, ushana roga santi (diseases related to excess heat). Good for general health
Night

88
None
Sohini & Bhatiyara

Healthy Mind and Body
Early Morning

89
Subha Pantuvarali
None

Alleviates mental dilemmas and indecisiveness
Morning

90
Suddhadhanyasi
None

Remover of sorrows. Gives a happy feeling. Tonic for nerves. Cures rhinitis and migraine.
Morning

91
Sunada Vinodini
Hindol

Relieves Body pain, low backache, musculo-skeletal and neuralogic pain, Rheumatoid arthritis,Osteoporosis,Useful in blood purification.
Seasonal

92
Surutti
None

Mitigates stomach burn, insomnia, fear, disgust
Seasonal

93
Thodi
Bhairavi

Arthritis, Rheumatic disorder, muscular & joins pain, heaviness
morning; any time

94
Vachaspathy
None

The raga is addressed as a high energy raga as it invokes a sudden rush of energy flow in the mind of listeners, capable of removing fatigue and promoting relaxation.Bestows a stable state of mind and generates a state of well being or sowkhya bhava.
All Time Raga

95
Vakulabharanam
None

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, depression, skin disease and skin allergy
All Time Raga

96
Valaji
Kalavati

Very effective to soothen Labour pains (Acute), Insomnia, (women delivered safely without strain),evoke a very pleasing effect on the nerves.
Late Night

97
Varali
None

Varali is good for vayu tatva, heart, skin ailments and
gastric problems.

Late Night

98
Vasantha
Basant

well as nervous diseases. Can clear the fog of confusion when a series of medical tests has to be analysed. It heals nervous breakdowns.Gives relief from Vatha Roga, B.P, Gastritis and purifies blood.
any time Spring season

99
None
Malhar

Useful in the treatment of asthma and sunstroke.
any time Spring season

100
Yamunakalyani
Yamankalyan

Gives freshness and dynamism. Relief for Arthritis,Rheumatic disorder,Muscular & Joint pain.Raga Yaman is considered to have a positive effect on the baby in the mother’s womb as it stimulates all the energy centers of the human body resulting in proper growth of the child in the womb. Increased fetal movements experienced by the mother.
Late Evening- when lights are put on

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