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Raag Kedar


Swaras Rishabh & Gandhar forbidden  (varjya) in Aaroh, Both Madhyam, rest all Shuddha Swaras
Jati Audhav - Sampurna Vakra (occasional deployment of komal Nishad n in Avroh & Gandhar in Aaroh)
Time (9PM - 12 Night) : 2nd Prahar of the night : Ratri ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S m P - S' P m
Mukhya-Ang ,N S R S - m s - m s m - m P - MP DP m S R s S
Aaroh S R S M - m G P - M P D N S' 
Avroh S' N D P M P D P m m R S

Vishesh : It is generally accepted that there is much thermal energy in this melody and hence it is regarded as the Raagini of Raag Deepak. While preceeding from Shuddha Madhyam (m) to Pancham (P), a touch of Gandhar (G) or a smooth passage from Gandhar (G) to Pancham (P) expressed as m G P is the more common way of instant Raag manifestation. However, one may avoid Gandhar with repetition of Shuddha Madhyam (m) such as m m P - m p also. Shuddha Nishad (N) is much less employed in Avroh & S' S' D P - S' R R' S' D D P etc help in eliminating Nishad. Though an occasional Shuddha Nishad in Avroh is employed viz; S' N D P M P D P m  and Komal Nishad (n) with M P D P - M P D n D P - M P m s is permitted. In Aaroh also M P S' - MP DP MP S' or MP DP S' is preferred to  M P D N S' followed by R' S' N S D D P- D P M P m s S R s S for better effect.