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Opening stanza of a composition like kriti, varṇa, or padam of Karnatik music. Pallavi is similar to the sthāyi of Hindustani music. After rendering both the second and third stages of a composition, the pallavi invariably is repeated once.


Subjects: Indian Music.

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