Raga can be defined as a musical rendering in various scales that pleases the mind and has a personality of its own. It is a combination of selected notes expressed in a sequence and emphasis resulting in the creation of a specific atmosphere. The character and mood of the Raga is also emphasised by the emotion of the performing artist. The soul of Indian music is the Raga. Hundreds of Ragas have been orally passed down from guru to shishya traditionally through the ages.