Tilak Kamod

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Tilak Kamod
Thaat Khamaj
Time of dayLate night, 12–3
Arohana 'P 'N S R G S R M P N S'
Avarohana S' P D M G S R G S 'N 'P 'N S R G S
Pakad 'P 'N S R G S R P M G S 'N
Vadi R
Samavadi P
Similar Desh

Tilak Kamod is a Hindustani classical raga.


The raga emerges from Khamaj thaat.

Technical description

The raga is of Shadava-Sampoorna nature, i.e., in its arohana (ascent) six notes are used (D is excluded), whereas the avarohana (descent) uses All seven notes. All the swaras used in this raga are shuddha except for N which is sometimes komal (n). The usage of komal (n) brings in the characteristics of Khamaj thaat. However, shuddha N in the avarohana is quite frequently used in north Indian style of performing this raga.


Arohana: 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa' .

Avarohana: Sa' Pa Dha Ma Ga Sa Re Ga Sa 'Ni 'Pa 'Ni Sa Re Ga Sa .

Pakad:'Pa 'Ni Sa Re Ga Sa Re Pa Ma Ga Sa 'Ni

The vadi swar is Re, and the samvadi is Pa .

Samay (Time)

The raga is to be sung during the second quarter of the night (dwitiya prahar).

Further information

It is a very melodious raga, and whereas heavy classical genres like Khyals are often based on this raga, light classical genres are more popular in Tilak Kamod. Rarely, a tinge of Komal Ni is also used in this raga. The raga is very close to ragas like Desh, and hence requires a skilful rendition for the differences to be distinct to the listener.

Film songs

Language : Hindi

Badariya Baras Gayi Us PaarMoorti(1945) Bulo C Rani Mukesh (singer) & Khursheed Bano & Hamida Banu (singer)
Hiya Jarat Rahat Din Rain Godaan Ravi Shankar Mukesh (singer)
Teri Yaad Dil Se Bhulane Hariyali Aur Rasta Shankar–Jaikishan Mukesh (singer)
Ho Gaye Do Rooj Pyaar Ka Saagar Ravi (composer) Mukesh (singer)
Tumhare Bin Ji Na Lage Gharmen Bhumika (film) Vanraj Bhatia Preeti Sagar
Hamne Tujhko Pyar Kiya Hai Jitna Dulha Dulhan Kalyanji–Anandji Mukesh (singer)
Mujhe Mil Gayi Hai MohabatFirst Love(1961 film) Dattaram Wadkar Mukesh (singer)
Chali Re Chali Re Mai To Des Paraye Saranga (1961 film) Sardar Malik Asha Bhosle
Aaoge Jab Tum Jab We Met Sandesh Shandilya Rashid Khan (musician)

Language : Telugu

Veena Padave Ragamayi Sita Rama Kalyanam (1961 film) Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao P. Susheela
Theliyani Aanandham Mangalya Balam Master Venu P. Susheela

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