Kumar Shyamanad Singh had following to say on this aspect:
"It is my firm view that ragas must be sung or played in accordance with time indicated in the classical texts. This has been given to us by our ancestors. Why should we contradict this? Since ancient times, all artists have followed this time rule and played their music or sang according to this. Were they fools? I have never contradicted these rules and nor do I think I will do so in future. Those ancestors who have given us this rule were much more knowledgable and capable than us."