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.
Moods: Shringar, Vir, Nostalgia

Historical Information

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

Thaat 
Vaadi/Samvaadi/
Prahar
Important Anuvaadi
AarohaS-R-g-m-P-d-N-S'
Bhaav
Avaroha S'-N-d-P-m-g-R-S
Saptak-pradhaanata
Pakad
Tanpura TuningP
JaatiSampoorn-Sampoorn
Other Characteristics
Similar Raagas
Popular Film Songs 1. Bekaraar dil too gaaye ja
Film: Door Ka Rahi
Singers: Kishore Kumar
Taala:
Music Director:
Poet:
2. Mera dil ye pukaare aaja
Film: Nagin
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar
Taala: Keharva
Music Director: Hemant Kumar
Poet:
3. Yaad na jaaye beete dinon ki
Film: Dil Ek Mandir
Singers: Mohammad Rafi
Taala: Keharva
Music Director:
Poet:
Non-Film Songs