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A raga that adorns the classical system of music like a sparkling solitaire is Kiravani. It is unique, meditative, and calming, bringing forth devotion and deep peace. The 21st melakarta, Kiravani is a complete and harmonious raga, symmetric in Aarohana and Avarohana. In Western music, this corresponds to the harmonic minor scale. This scale is also prevalent in the Middle-East. The notes in this raga include Sadja, Chatusruti Rishabha, Sadharana Gandhara, Suddha Madhyama, Pancama, Suddha Dhaivata, and Kakali Nishada.

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