Created by Jaipur-Atrauli vocalist Kesarbai Kerkar, who often employed it as a concert centrepiece. Blending Lalit and Gauri via, respectively, “the close coupling of the two madhyams…[and] appropriate clusters on and in the vicinity of the mandra Ni”, the raga typically takes a shuddha Dha (giving a Poorvi inclination), but can use the komal variant instead (e.g. Vinayakrao Patwardhan’s Bhairav-tilted take). Popular in the Agra gharana.
—Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar (1997)—
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