Alankar means ornamentation or embellishment. In the context of classical Indian music the use of Alankar serves to express the inherent beauty of Indian music by melody phrases. Depending on the sources, there are from 33 to 68 different types of Alankar.
Straightforward pentatonic Raga with a lot of earth energy. Raga Bhupali is one of the most well-known pentatonic Ragas, very straightforward and very earthy in its quiet, energetic tuning. The theme is about pain and separation from a loved one. Many musicians nowadays insist on playing this Raga in a slow and dignified tempo.
Raga Kafi is one of the oldest ragas. It can be applied in the three styles Dhrupad, Khyal and Thumri. The raga contains many compositions for the "Holi" period. The recommended times for playing this raga are late afternoon, evening and spring.
This raga is associated with "Tansen", the great legendary musician of classical Indian music. This morning raga expresses feelings of peace and kindness. It is a serious raga that can express itself in all three octaves.