This raga has a Ni flat (ni komal) in the descent.
Its defining characteristics are: PS'NS'nP, PS'NS'PnP; some ragis add a R (S*R*NS*PnP).
Vadi and Samvadi
In Carnatic music
This raga originated in Hindustani classical music and has been taken into Carnatic music. It is derived from the 28th Melakarta (parent scale) Harikambhoji. It is an audava-audava raga (pentatonic asymmetrical scale) with the following structure.
- Gambhiranata raga is a symmetrical raga with N3 (Kakali nishadha) in both ascending and descending scales, while Tilang uses Kaisiki nishada (N2) in descending scale.
- Savitri raga is a symmetrical raga with N2 (Kaisiki nishadha) in both ascending and descending scales, while Tilang uses Kakali nishada (N3) in ascending scale.
Hence, Tilang has arohana of Gambhiranata, and avarohana of Savitri.
• Jaati : audava - audava
- Rao, B.Subba (1996). Raganidhi: A Comparative Study Of Hindustani And Karnatak Ragas. Volume Four (Q to Z). Madras: The Music Academy. pp. 181–182.
- Ragas in Carnatic music by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy, Pub. 1990, CBH Publications