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  1. Pallavi

    A pallavi has multiple connotations in carnatic music. It is the first part of any formal composition (Krithi) which has three segments - Pallavi, Anupallavi and Charanam (which can be one or more). Pallavi is usually also an abbreviation of Ragam Thanam Pallavi.


  1. Pallavi

    In Carnatic music pallavi' is the thematic line of a song. It is usually one cycle long and repeated twice in order to give the percussionist the idea of the chosen taalam. Sometimes it is repeated a few more times using different phrases of the Rāgam to which the song is set. The life of the song, the word pallavi consists of a wide range of items that are considered as a single item: pa is derived from padam which means phrase; lla comes from layam which means tempo; vi is from vinyasam which means variation. In Carnatic music, pallavi also forms a part of a special type of rendition called Rāgam Thānam Pallavi. Rāgam in this context is the initial ālāpana of chosen rāgam. Thānam is elaboration of the rāgam using percussion syllables. Pallavi, a single line of one tālam cycle duration, is chosen for further elaboration of the rāgam in different speeds, octaves, rāgam phrases, etc. The Pallavi is mainly presented as the piece-de-resistance of the concert. In the Mysore-Bani style of concert presentation usually the Raga-Tana-Pallavi is presented in the same raaga as of the Varnam with which the concert is started.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pallavi in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pallavi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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