is one of the most popular ragas of the early night. In this raga both and are omitted in
aroh, but used in the
avarohas passing notes with no sustenance. Both forms of are used.
Shuddha is used often both in aroh and avaroh while
tivra is used in avaroh as /. Nowadays the extent of use of tivra has become more compared to older days. The earlier tradition was to use tivra as a
gracenote. Most of its phrases start from lower and phrases from all three octaves are used. This raga is suited for khyals and dhrupads but not for semi-classical.