Rāga | noun | ra·ga | \ ‘rä-gə \

1: A Sanskrit word for "the act of colouring or dyeing", or simply a "colour, hue, tint, dye."

2: The term also connotes an emotional state referring to a "feeling, affection, desire, interest, joy or delight",  particularly related to passion, love, or sympathy for a subject or something.

3: In the context of ancient Indian music, the term refers to a harmonious note, melody, formula, building block of music  available to a musician to construct a state of experience in the audience.