Definition of Ragamala in English:


(also Ragmala, raagamaala, raagamala)

Pronunciation /ˌrɑːɡəˈmɑːlɑː/ /ˌrɑːɡəˈmɑːlə/


  • In Indian art: a series of paintings based on poems inspired by the ragas. Now chiefly attributive.


Late 18th century. From Sanskrit rāgamālā set of verses, each illustrated by a painting, which describe the musical ragas and raginis as divinities or lovers (also with vernacular pronunciation rāgmālā) from rāga + mālā garland.