All swars are shudha.
Jati: Audav- Shadav
Time: 2nd prahar of night
Varjit: Madhyam is varjit in entire raga and Rishabh is varjit in aroha.
Aroha: Sa Ga Pa Ni Dha Sȧ
Avaroha: Sȧ Ni Pa Ga Pa Ga Sa
Pakad: Pa Ga Pa Ga Sa, Ga Pa Ni Dha Sȧ Ni
Features of the raga:
- Raga Shankara is an Uttaranga – Pradhan raga.
- This raga is a very powerful rendition of Veer rasa.
- Shadaj, Gandhar, Pancham and Nishad are the nyasa swars in this raga and hence one has to emphasize on them while singing.
- Rishabh and Dhaivat are sometimes used as kan swars. eg. Sȧ Ni Dha Pa Ga Pa Re Ga Re Sa