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Raag Kafi or Kaphi


Swaras (g,n) Gandhar & Nishad Komal, rest all Shuddha Swaras
Jati Sampurna-Sampurna
Time (9 PM 12 Night) : 2nd Prahar of the Night : Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S P - S' P R
Mukhya-Ang g R - m P - m P D P - D n S' - n D P
Aaroh S R g m P D n S'
Avroh S' n D P m g R S

Vishesh : This is also referred to as the Bhairavi of night. Both Shuddha Nishad & Gandhar are occasionally deployed. The atmosphere created is most suitable for both types of Shringar (Separation & Union) and hence many Thumri & Hori compositions are sung in this Raag. The following compositions are very helpful in heightening the impact of this sweet melody viz;
DP mP - mP g R - Rg mP Rg R - n D P - m G g R - n D - m P D n - P D S' - S n D P - MP DP mP g s R - P m g R - m g R S.