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Raga Name: Katyayani

That Name: Asavari

Aroha: S R g P d S

Avaroha: S R g R S d P g R S

Jati: Audava Audava

Vadi: d

Samvadi: g

Swarupa: S R g R S d P R g R S

Prahar: 7th Prahar (9 PM to 12 AM)


Raga Katyayani is a rare raga based off of the South Indian musical system. It behaves like Sivaranjani, except that it has a komal dha instead of a Suddha Dha. The one komal dha will give this raga its pathos-filled characteristic. One must be careful to avoid excessive emphasis on Pa, for this will make this raga sound like Gunakri or Jogiya of the Bhairava thāt.


UPDATED: June 13, 2009