Arohi and Avarohi

Ascending and Descending Movements

In an octave, the specific ascending and descending order in which notes within a Raga are played is called the Raga's, Arohi and Avarohi.

Let us take a Raga called Bhoopali, which is an Audava / Audava or five note ascending and descending melody type.The Arohi and Avarohi of this Raga are:

  • Arohi: Sa Re Ga Pa Dha Sa(upper octave).
  • All natural notes are employed.
  • Avarohi:
  • Sa(upper octave) Dha Pa Ga Re Sa

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