Kirwani Raag – Introduction
Kirwani is a musical scale in Hindustani classical music. It is an Indian raga specially suited for instrumental music. The scale is the same as the harmonic minor in western music. There are shades of Pilu in Kirwani.
This raga is a south indian raga, assumed to have originated from the Carnatic system of music. It is a sampoorna raga. Songs in Kirwani raga have a meloncholy, heart-rending and sentimental feel. It is a harmonic minor raga with moods of love, devotion and sadness.
This raga is used in a great number of bhajans.
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It is “recently” taken from the musical scale Keeravani of South Indian classical music (Carnatic music). It is similar to an ancient version of Pilu
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