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Definition of the noun ragi

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noun - plural: ragis

  1. East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient


Ragi is an actor.


Ragi: A ragi at a Sikh gurudwara is a person who can sing shabads in different ragas as prescribed as in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. There are 31 ragas included in Shri Guru Granth Sahib. Unfortunately, today very few Ragis know even any one of the Ragas completely. The trend of singing Shabads on a Flim-song-styled tune is continuing after the fast emergence of Bollywood Music from 1940 onwards.

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Google previewHow the Banana Goes to Heaven (2010)

by Ratna Rajaiah

Ragi is a hardy crop that can grow with little water and little help from fertilizers. ~ The Defence Food Research Laboratory of India (under the aegis of the Defence Research and Development Organization) has developed ragi-based ...

Google previewFood: Facts And Principles (2001)

by N. Shakuntala O. Manay

Uses: Ragi is the principal food grain of the rural population in India, especially in the Southern Region. It is usually converted...

Google previewPrincely India Re-imagined (2013)

A Historical Anthropology of Mysore from 1799 to the present by Aya Ikegame

Ragi is a kind of dark-coloured millet, which even now is widely consumed in rural areas in southern Karnataka.

Google previewSocial Science (A Textbook in Geography Part II) Class X

Ragi is a rainfed kharif crop. It is sown in May and August and harvested between September and January. Ragi is mainly grown in the drier parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. • 4. Maize It is a kharif crop. One of the most important crops with ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

In addition, an alcoholic beverage form also exists which is made from steamed glutinous rice and a starter (called ragi) which contains rice and a mixture of moulds, yeasts and bacteria. The process of manufacture is reminiscent of saké and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Of Economic Development (2005)

by P. K. Jalan

Cereals, for which CACP recommends MSPs, are: paddy, wheat, jowar, bajra, maize, ragi and barley. It also recommends prices for four pulses: gram, arhar, moong and urad; seven oilseeds, namely, groundnut, sunflower, soyabean, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sikhism (2005)

by W. H. McLeod

RAGI. A professional singer of kirtan. Normally employed by a guru dwara, ragis are also available for singing kirtan at private functions. RAG-MALA. The list of rags at the very end of the Adi Granth (pp. 1429-30). Because of its apparent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

_ _ Thaiegstigérraflmra ragi EN'IQDGJS maern _ Fm mac- psi: ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopaedia of India (2006)

by K.R. Gupta & Amita Gupta

Major crops cultivated here are paddy, jowar, bajra, ragi, maize, millets, tobacco, pulses, castor, and sugarcane. Paddy is the main foodgrain and staple food of the state which contributes about 77 per cent of the foodgrain production. Andhra  ...

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Scrabble value of R1A1G2I1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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