According to Indian system of classical music there are six principal ragas, each Raga having five wives called raginis and eight sons. Thus complete Ragamala consists of eighty four raga and raginis. In Ragamala paintings a raga is personified using symbolism of deities or nayaka-nayika. The theme, characters and their attitudes, colours, background, etc. are composed to evoke the mood and sentiment of that raga. The manner in which Kangra painters capture the mood of the raga and transform an aural art into a pictorial art of lyrical quality is truly unique.
In this painting of Ragini Vasanti, the artiste has depicted joy of the advent of spring, marked by new leaves, blossoming of flowers and songs of the birds. Amidst the yellow and white blossoms of trees on the bank of a river is shown a pair of girls plucking flowers. The expressions on the faces of the girls, their posture and flowing gear create a startling effect of the rhythm and movement, through which the painter portrays the beauty and the melody of the spring.