: the characteristic style of singing or performing associated with a particular
school, singer or performer.
BHAGAVATA MELA : is a form of devotional dance and song performances in the presence of temple deities during the temple festivals.
BHAGAVATAR (Tamil) : the name given to performers of Kathakalakshepam or religious discourses to the accompaniment of music.
BHAJAN : a devotional song (religious theme).
BHAJANAVALI : a book containing bhajans.
BHAKTHI RASA : the feeling of devotion. This is the tenth rasa.
BHAARYA RAAGA : literally, this means a wife raga. In Hindustani music, ragas are classified into ragas, raginis and putras. Six male ragas were recognised and to each of them were assigned five bharya ragas.
BHAAVA : is the emotion that is portrayed while rendering a raga, without which a raga is a mere scale.
BRIGA/BIRKA : is a musical phrase sung or played in quick tempo.