Kirwani is an Indian raga specially suited for instrumental music. The scale is the same as the harmonic minor in western music. There are shades of Pilu in Kirwani.
Arohana & AvarohanaArohana S R g m P d N S'
Avaroha: S' N d P m g R S
Vadi & SamavadiThere is no strict Vadi Samavadi, but Re, ga and dha are important
Thaat: Kirwani cannot be fit into one of Bhatkhande's thaats (also Bhatkhande himself did not list it as such).
Historical Information It is taken from the South, but is similar to an ancient version of Pilu
FILM SONGS IN RAG KIRWANI