Lakshan Geet is a typical style of singing in
Hindustani classical music
. It is a type of fixed composition meant solely for instructional purpose. In this style of singing, the lyrics of the song describe the characteristics of the ‘raga’ being sung.
Lakshan Geet serves as an important tool for the Guru in imparting the knowledge of music to the disciples. The words are set in such a manner that once memorized the student never forgets the details and peculiarities of each ‘raga’ in Hindustani classical music.