||This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. (September 2010)|
Aroha and Avaroha
Ārohana S G P D N S'
In the Western scale, assuming S == C, this would roughly translate to: C E G A Bes c
Avarohana S' N D P G S
Kalavati used (komal) ni as a Vakra Svara in Aroha
P D N D S'
Vadi and Samavadi
Pakad or Chalan
Organization & Relationships
Kalavati is derived from a Carnatic raga (see also Yagapriya). According to J.D. Patki the raga has been popularized in Maharastra by Pandit Rao Nagarkar, Roshan Ara Begum and Gangubai Hangal. B.Subba Rao explains the Carnatic Kalavati as omitting ga and Ni in aroha and Ni in Avaroha, using komal Re. That would make it closer to raga Hevitrī.
In Carnatic music
G is often a starting note of a combination: G G P D n D P G. While returning to Sa a descending meend is taken from Ga to Sa
S, G P, G\S ṇ Ḍ S, S PG P, DP GS, G P D - - D - - n D P, G G P D n~ , n D P, G P, G P D n D, nD S', S' G' S' S' G' P' G' S' n D, G P D, n n D P, G D P, G n D, G'\S' n D, n D P G P DP G\S, ṇ Ḍ S - | G P D n S n D P G\S - || 
- Imrat Khan, L.P.record No. EASD-1358
- Nishat Khan, "Sentimental Sitar", Super Cassettes Ind (1994). Ltd, as CD: SICCD 042
- Prabha Atre, "Classical Vocal: Maru Bihag, Kalavati, Thumri Mishra Khamaj", HMV
- Moutal p.461
- Moutal, Patrick (1991), A Comparative Studie of Selected Hindustānī Rāga-s, New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, ISBN 81-215-0526-7
- Patki, J.D. (1971–1975), Aprakāśita Rāga (3 Vols.), Hathras: Sangeet Karyalaya
- Patwardhan, Narayan Rao (1961–1974), Rāga Vijñāna (7 Vols.), Poona: Sangeet Gaurav Granthmala
- Rao, B. Subba (1964–1966), Rāganidhi (vols 2,3,4), Madras: Music Academy