Notes of the Janya ragams (derived scales) in Carnatic music shown in a keyboard layout. This gallery shows the SVG format images. This gallery is organized by the associations with each parent scale (Melakarta). Equivalent illustrations using Tamil script are in separate page.
In these images C is used as Shadjam for simplicity sake only. In Carnatic music any note can be the tonic note (sruti), which is taken as Shadjam note.
(Tamil - இவற்றையும் பார்க்கவும்)
English - Melakarta ragam scales
Kanakangi is the 1st melakarta ragam.
Mayamalavagowla is the 15th melakarta ragam.
Malahari ragam has a pentatonic ascending scale, which is same as Karnataka Shuddha Saveri scale above, but the descending scale has 6 notes depicted in this image.
Chakravakam is the 16th melakarta ragam.
Natabhairavi is the 20th melakarta ragam.
Hindolam ragam is a very popular pentatonic janya, used in music forms around the world.
Keeravani is the 21st melakarta ragam.
Chandrakauns is a janya ragam in Carnatic music, which has been borrowed from Hindustani music.
Kharaharapriya is the 22nd melakarta ragam.
Abhogi ragam is a popular pentatonic janya.
Andholika ragam, which is a popular pentatonic janya, whose descending scale is shown here, while the ascending scale is same as Madhyamavati also shown within this group.
Madhyamavati ragam is a popular pentatonic janya.
Shivaranjani ragam is a melancholic pentatonic janya.
Shree ranjani ragam is a popular hexatonic janya.
Udayaravichandrika ragam is a popular pentatonic janya.
Harikambhoji is the 28th melakarta ragam.
Bahudari janya ragam's ascending scale is shown here.
Bahudari janya ragam's descending scale is shown here (different from ascending scale).
Mohanam ragam is a famous pentatonic janya that occurs in many music forms of the world, especially in east and south-east Asia.
Nagasvaravali ragam is a fairly known pentatonic janya.
Shankarabharanam, also known as Dheerasankarabharanam is the 29th melakarta ragam.
Dharmavati is the 59th melakarta ragam.
Kalyani, also known as Mechakalyani is the 65th melakarta ragam.
Sunadavinodini ragam is a pentatonic janya.