Saveri (pronounced sāvēri) is a Carnatic music ragam. This raga is a janya of the 15th Melakarta raga Mayamalavagowla. This raga brings out karuna rasa, i.e. it brings mood of pity.[1]

Structure and Lakshana

Ascending scale with Shadjam at C
Descending scale with Shadjam at C

This ragam is an Audava-Sampurna ragam (five notes in the ascending scale and seven notes in the descending scale).

The notes are shuddha rishabham, shuddha madhyamam and shuddha dhaivatam in ascending scale and kakali nishadam, shuddha dhaivatam, shuddha madhyamam, antara gandharam and shuddha rishabham in descent. The two swaras which give the raga such a characteristic are R (Rishabham) and D (Dhaivatham).

Select compositions

Related rāgams

This section covers the theoretical and scientific aspect of this rāgam.

Scale similarities


  1. Ragas in Carnatic music by Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy, Pub. 1990, CBH Publications
  2. Raganidhi by P. Subba Rao, Pub. 1964, The Music Academy of Madras
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