Jaati

Home    /    Jaati
Classical Music

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.