Are the Raga related question on topic here? I think, questions related to music are on topic because there is a Upaveda named Gandharvaveda that covers music part.

Gandharvaveda is the study if aesthetics and it speaks of all art-forms like music, dance, poetry, sculpture, and erotica.

As, questions related to music must be on topic here, so does it mean questions related to Raga are also on topic?

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    Well, I think if you have a question about Gandharvaveda or the melody of Sama Veda hymns or something like that, then it would be fine. but if it's a purely music-based question about, say, Bilahari Ragam, I don't think it belongs here; it may be a better fit for music.stackexchange.com Sep 28, 2016 at 13:04
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    @KeshavSrinivasan Thanks for replying. Since I have not read Gandharvaveda, so just asking for further clarification. If I ask a question like What are the Ragas mentioned in Vedas or Upavedas? Will it be on topic or off topic? Sep 28, 2016 at 13:43

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Keshav's clarification is good.
If the raga related question deals with Hinduism i.e Hindu Scriptures then it would be definitely on-topic; for example questions related to Gandharvaveda and Samveda.

But if the question's aspect leans toward musical system - teaching, practising, etc. or technical and instrumental, then it would be asked on Music StackExchange which has tag for classical.

And yes, I think What are the Ragas mentioned in Vedas or Upavedas? would be on-topic here.


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