The next thaat is Khamaj which can be obtained by replacing the Shuddha Nishad of Bilawal by
Nishad. The raags of this thaat are full of Shringar Ras (romantic) hence this raag is
rendered in the form of light classical thumris, tappas, horis, kajris etc. Its pictorial
descriptions in the existing texts are sensuous and even today, the raag Khamaj is
considered to be
a 'flirtatious' raag. There is another theory which assumes that in the past, Khamaj scale
way in Ch'in music of the late medieval China.