- Janya raga; derived from 29th Melakarta, Dheera Sankarabharanam
- Arohana: S R2 G3 M1 P D2 P N3 Ṡ
- Avarohana: Ṡ N3 P M1 G3 R2 G3 S
- Besides Shadja and Panchama, the swaras taken are: Chatussruthi Rishabham, Antara Gandharam, Suddha Madhyama, Chatussruthi Daivata, Kaakali Nishada and Kaisiki Nishada.
- Ubhaya Vakra Sampoorna raga – Shaadava raga
- Ekaswara Vakra raga.
- Varja raga – d is absent in avarohana
- Bhashanga raga; the only foreign note is Kaisiki Nishada
- It occurs in combinations: pndn and PdndnP.
- Visesha Sancharas: ‘Snpmgs and PdnDnS’. In the latter phase the 2nd Ni is Kaakali Ni
- Gamaka varika rakti raga.
- Raga Chhaya Swaras: r, m and n
- Nyasa Swaras: m, p but r, g and d are not nyasas.
- Pa is resting note
- Kampita Swaras: r & m
- There is no sanchara below the Mandra Sthayi Nishada
- The characteristic shake of the Madhyama in this raga is noteworthy.
- In the phrase G m p m M, the last note is swinging downwards from the Suddha Madhyama sthana.
- In the phrase g m P the madhyama is sounded in its svasthana.
- In the phrase s n d N s the ‘d’ is rendered with nokku or stress.
- Lullabies are sung in this raga.
- Marriage songs
- Compositions commence on notes: s & g
- Karuna, Bhakti and Vaatsalya are its rasas.
- This raga shines more by Chowka kala prayogas.
- Used in operas and dance dramas.
- A raga with a limited scope for alapana.
- Night time is the most appropriate time for singing this raga.
- In s n N S the tivra kakali note is used.
s ṇ Ṇ S – s ṇ s m m g g r – G, m p m M̃ – g m P P – p n n Ṡ ṡ n – p n ṡ n P p̃ m̃ –
g m P – PdnD,n Ṡ – ṡ n P p M̃ – g m Pdn d n P m g
– g m p m m g – g m g r r̃ r̃ P – P dpmgrgmpdpmg – rgmpmgrg S; – s ṇ Ṇ S ; ||
- Popular Compositions:
|Kriti||Amba Neelayatakshi||Adi||Muthuswamy Dikshitar|
|Prahlada Bhakti Vijayam||Ennaga manasuku rani||Adi||Tyagaraja Swamy|
|Utsava Sampradaya Keertana||Uyyala Luka||Jhampa||Tyagaraja Swamy|