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The structure of Tilak Kamod is quite pleasant.  Some musicians maintain that the vadi is Sa and the samvadi is Pa.  Others claim that Re is the vadi.  It is Shadav-Sampurna due to the omission of Dha in the arohana.  It is performed in the second part of the night.

This rag is usually attributed to Khammaj That.  However, most subtraditions within Northern India show a conspicuous absence of any Komal Ni.  Its structure places it squarely in Bilawal that.  It is with great reluctance that we bow to tradition and place this in Khammaj that.


Ascending structure of Tilak Kamod
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)


Descending structure of Tilak Kamod
(general discussion of avarohana)


Shadav - Sampurna - (general discussion of jati)


Second part of the night - (general discussion of time and rag)


Khammaj That (by tradition), Bilawal That (de facto) - (general discussion of that)


Pakad of Tilak Kamod
(general discussion of pakad)


Sa - Pa - (general discussion of drone)

For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"



Selected Video

Pt. Budhaditya Mukherjee Raga Tilak Kamod gat


Sangeetpedia: Raga Tilak Kamod


Raag Tilak Kamod


Nachiketa Sharma - Raag Tilak Kamod - 1/3


Nachiketa Sharma - Raag Tilak Kamod - 2/3


Nachiketa Sharma - Raag Tilak Kamod - 3/3



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