Aasa has strong emotions of inspiration and courage. Raag Aasa, which has the literal meaning of hope, gives the listener the determination and ambition to put aside any excuses and to proceed with the necessary action to life’s goals. It generates feelings of passion and zeal to succeed, and the energy generated from these feelings enables the listener to find the strength from within to achieve success, even when the achievement seems difficult. The determined mood of this Raag ensures that failure is not an option and motivates the listener to be inspired. This raag is an original musical gift from Guru Nanak Dev Ji as it is not mentioned in the ancient raags. It is usually sung early in the morning from 3 AM to 6 AM and in the early evenings.