Classification of Raga

Ragas can be classified using different criteria. Here are a few classifications: Number of Notes Sampurna (Complete) Ragas : Ragas that contain all 7 notes of the octave are called Sampurna Ragas. Shadav Ragas: Ragas that contain 6 notes of the octave in the scale are called Shadav Ragas. Aurav Ragas: Ragas that contain 5 notes of the octave in the scale are called Audav Ragas. The ragas are further named based on the number of notes in the Arohana (ascent) and the Avarohana (descent) of the scale. Aurav - Aurav: The raga contains 5 notes in arohan and 5 notes in avarohan Aurav - Shadav: The raga contains 5 notes in arohan and 6 notes in avarohan Aurav - Sampurna: The raga contains 5 notes

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