The 10 Main Thaats

The 10 main Thaats (Melas) by Pandit V.N. Bhatkhande are:

 

Bilawal Thaat: All swars are shudha

 

Kalyan Thaat: Teevra Madhyam, rest all swars shudha

 

Khamaj Thaat: Komal Nishad and Shudha Nishad

 

Bhairav Thaat: Komal Rishabh and Dhaivat

 

Purvi Thaat: Teevra Madhyam; Komal Rishabh and Dhaivat

 

Marwa Thaat: Komal Rishabh; Teevra Madhyam

 

Kafi Thaat: Komal Rishabh and Nishadh

 

Asavari Thaat: Komal Gandhar, Dhaivat and Nishad

 

Bhairavi Thaat: Komal Rishabh, Gandhar, Dhaivat and Nishad

 

Todi Thaat: Teevra Madhyam, Komal Rishabh, Dhaivat and Gandhar