Kalyan thaat consists of an important group of evening ragas. Characterised by the teevra Madhyam, this thaat literally means good luck. Ragas of this thaat are considered to be a blessing-seeking and soothing. As a result, they are performed in the evening at the beginning of a concert. These ragas create a feeling of the unfolding of an evening.
The Hindustani Classical Thaats are defined in their relation with the Bilawal Thaat, which has all shuddha(pure) notes.
|Bilaawal Thaat||Kalyan Thaat|
|Definition||All shuddha(pure) notes||Ma is tivra or sharp Ma'|
|Indian Sargam Notes||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa||Sa Re Ga Ma' Pa Dha Ni Sa|
|Notes in scale of C||C D E F G A B C||C D E F# G A B C|
|Degrees||1 2 3 4 5 6 7||1 2 3 ♯4 5 6 7|
|Western Equivalent||Ionian Mode or Major Scale||Lydian Mode|