Asaveri (asāvēri) is a janya rāgam (derived scale) from the 8th melakarta scale Hanumatodi.
It is a janya scale, as it does not have all the seven swaras (musical notes) in the ascending scale, and has a vakra (zigzag) descending scale
Asaveri is an ancient rāgam, which is mentioned in the Sangita Ratnakara.
Asaveri resembles Komal Asavari and Asa Todi of Hindustani classical music.
The Asavari of Hindustani music resembles Natabhairavi of Carnatic music.
Asaveri is an asymmetric rāgam that does not contain gandharam and nishadam in the ascending scale.
It is an audava-vakra-sampurna rāgam (or owdava rāgam, meaning pentatonic ascending scale)
Its ārohaṇa-avarohaṇa structure (ascending and descending scale) is as follows:
- ārohaṇa : S R₁ M₁ P D₁ S
- avarohaṇa : S N₂ S P D₁ M₁ P R₂ G₂ R₁ S
The notes used in this scale are shadjam, shuddha rishabham, shuddha madhyamam, panchamam and shuddha dhaivatam in ascending scale, with kaisiki nishadham, sadharana gandharam and “chatushruti rishabham” included in descending scale
|Kriti||Chandram bhajamanasa||Matya||Muthuswami Dikshitar|
|Kriti||Ramachandrulu napai||Chapu||Bhadrachala Ramadasu|
|Kriti||Saranam saranam||Chapu||Arunachala Kavi|