noun (plural raginis /ˈrɑːgəniz, ˈrʌgəniz/)
- (In Indian classical music) a derivative melody related to a raga: he taught me all the ragas, the raginis, and tested my knowledge with persistent questioningMore example sentences
- The ‘ragas’ and ‘raginis’ of Hindustani music were treated as lovers and beloveds of the medieval times.
- The male ragas and female raginis are picturised, representing the mood, sentiment, season, situation, and time of day or night.
- They were taught to Lord Shiva and he created for each raga which is male - six raginis or female variations, for thirty-six in all.
Sanskrit rāgiṇī, literally 'coloured, impassioned'; compare with raga.