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Raga Name: Kafi

That Name: Kafi

Aroha: S R g m P D n S

Avaroha: S n D P m g R S

Jati: Sampurna Sampurna

Vadi: P

Samvadi: S

Swarupa: S R R g m P

Prahar: 6th Prahar (6 PM to 9 PM)

 

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Raga Information:

Raga Kafi is the representative of the Kafi That, which produces the most versatile ragas in Hindustani music. Even though it is noted in writing that the raga is in the sixth prahar, the style of this raga is very free. It is a straight-chained raga. Sometimes, artists will insert shuddha ga, komal dha, and shuddha ni for embellishment. It is okay, but use those notes very sparingly. Overdoing those notes will make listeners think this is a different raga known as Pilu, which uses those notes frequently.

 

UPDATED: September 1, 2015

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