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Raga Name: Ramakali

That Name: Bhairava

Aroha: S G m P G m d N S

Avaroha: S N d n d P M P d d P G m (G)r S

Jati: Sadava Sampurna

Vadi: S

Samvadi: P

Swarupa: S G m P M P d n d P G m d N S r N S N d n d P d M P G m (G)r S

Prahar: 2nd Prahar (6 AM to 9 AM)

 

Raga Information:

Raga Ramakali (the flower of Lord Rama) is a raga of the Bhairava Thāt that is played in the mornings. Specifically, this raga is played around the time that Gunakri is played. The flow of Ramakali is a very unique one that differs greatly from other Bhairava ragas. First, no other Bhairava that raga (except for schools that include Raga Lalita in this family) has a raga that contains both tivra Ma and suddha ma. Although the suddha ma has the stronger and frequent use, the tivra Ma slips in. This will give a Purvi-esque feel to the raga. In addition, both suddha Ni and komal ni are used. The suddha Ni has the greater strength.

 

UPDATED: June 13, 2009