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Varali

Varali or Varaali (pronounced varāḷi) is a rāgam in Carnatic music (musical scale of South Indian classical music). It is a janya rāgam (derived scale) from the 39th melakarta scale Jhalavarali. It is a janya scale, as it is said to have a vakra scale (zig-zag notes) in the ascending scale.

It is a vivadi rāgam. It is the 4th in the list of 5 Ghana rāgams ( Nata (raga), Gaula, Arabhi and Shree ragam being the others). In olden times, this rāgam was called Varati, and is said to be more than 1300 years old. It is with this name that it is referred in old musical texts like Sangita Makarandha and Sangita Ratnakara.