Resembling ‘Bhairav with touches of tivra ma and komal ni in avroh’, Ramkali is an early morning raga, often associated with Sikh saintly traditions (“the emotions in Ramkali are like those of a wise teacher disciplining their student, who is aware of the pain of learning…”). Though generally similar to Bhairav, Ramkali focuses more on madhya and taar saptak, while also rendering re and dha with less oscillation. Dhrupadyas may set their tritonal re–Pa sangati to subtly higher sruti.
—Omkar Dadarkar (2017)—
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