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Raga Name: Sohini
That Name: Marwa
Aroha: S G M D N S' r' S'
Avaroha: S' N D N D, G M D M G M G r S
Jati: Sadava – Sadava
Swarupa: S' N D N D G M D N S'
Prahar: 5th Prahar (3 PM to 6 PM)
Raga Sohini is a hexatonic raga from the Marwa that. Unlike the two other Marwa that ragas, Marwa and Puriya, Raga Sohini starts and ends with Sa, and has more stability on Sa. The komal re in the aroha is found in tar saptak, while it is featured once in the avaroha. This raga tends to confuse listeners to the lines of Raga Hindol (due to the exclusion of komal re in the avaroha, lack of komal re in svarupa) and Raga Sivaranjani (Vadi and Samvadi being D and G, confusing Da to be the Sa of Sivaranjani). The overall mood of this raga is romantic and melancholy. It is much lighter to sing than unstable Marwa or Puriya.
UPDATED: June 13, 2009