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Raga Name: Pilu

That Name: Kafi

Aroha: N S g m P N S

Avaroha: S n D P d m g R S N g S

Jati: Audava Sampurna

Vadi: g

Samvadi: n

Swarupa: g m d P g S R N g S

Prahar: Anytime

 

Raga Information:

Raga Pilu is a light raga commonly used to express joy, devotion, happiness, and love. Despite the common nature of this raga, the structure of this raga is disputed. Everything about the raga from which notes are used, how many notes are used, vadi-samvadi, aroha and avaroha, svarupa, and even the prahar is disputed. Hence, no one really refers to this raga as Pilu, but Misra Pilu (mixed version of Pilu) which incorporates not only which is covered above but graces notes like komal re, suddha Ga, tivra Ma, komal dha, and both Nis. Like Bhairavi, all twelve notes can be used in a composition of this raga.

 

AUDIO CLIP:

Raga Pilu

 

Songs found on this website in Pilu (Misra Pilu):

Instrumental: Ragamala Vina (2006) **the starting and end raga**

 

UPDATED: June 13, 2009