Besides sa, the notes taken are sudha ri, sadharana ga, sudha ma, sudha dha and kakali ni. The raga chaya swars are ri, ma and ni and they are also kampita swaras. This raga offers limited scope for expansion. Sometimes the pratimadhyama is also used in this raga as a bhashanga note. Compositions in this raga begin on the note ni or sa.
compositions in this raga are -
Tera thiyaga - Adi - Thyagaraja
Mosaboku - Adi - Thyagarja
Enta pai - Chapu - Thyagaraja
Tarunamidamma - Chapu - Shyama Sastri
Parabrahma - Chapu - Arunachala Kavirayar
Eriti vegintune - Triputa - Kshetragna
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