Definition of ragini in English:


Line breaks: rag¦ini
Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːɡəni
, ˈrʌɡəni/

noun (plural raginis /ˈrɑːɡəniz, ˈrʌɡəniz/)

(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 questioning
More 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.

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