Jaati

A Thaat always consists of seven Swaras. But a raag can be completed with minimum of five swaras. Jati of a raag can be described by the number of swaras used in it.

There are three basic Jaati :

Sampurna - Consists of seven swaras

Shadava - Consists of six swaras

Odava - Consists of five swaras


With the combination of these three jati's total nine jati's can be obtained

Sampuran Sampuran: Raags in this classification will have all the seven notes in the ascending as well as descending movements.

Sampuran Shadava: Raags in this Jati will have seven notes while ascending and six notes while descending.

Sampuran Audava: Raags in this category will have seven notes while ascending and only five notes while descending.

Shaudava Sampuran: Raags in this classification consists of six note ascending and seven descending notes.

Shaudava Shaudava: It has six notes ascending six descending.

Shaudava Audava: Raags in this Jati will have six ascending and five descending.

Audava Sampuran: It has five ascending and seven descending.

Audava Audava: Raags in this category will have five ascending and five descending.

Audava Shaudava: It has five ascending and six descending.

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