Raga Khambavati or Kambavati
Raga Khambavati is a pleasingly sweet melody. It closely resembles Raga Jhinjhoti which is far more popularly known to Indian audience.
The phrase G m S with Meend from Madhyam to Shadj is Raga Vachak phrase of Khambavati. The general Aaroh of this Raag is S R m P D S' and Gandhar is only used in Aaroh in signature phrase G m S. Sometimes in Aaroh while ascending towards Tar Shadj (S') Shuddha Nishad is used like m P N N S'. Swaras Nishad Varjya in Aaroh. Nishad Komal in Avroh. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Khambavati causes occasional confusion by its name. In the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of khayal vocalism, and only in that gharana, the raga commonly recognized as Rageshri is called Khambavati. Khambavati, as documented in authoritative texts, is a rare raga, which bears an affinity to the more popular raga Jhinjhoti. Khambavati belongs to the Khamaj Thaat, one of the parent scales used for the classification of ragas in the Hindustani tradition.
By way of tone material, and as a rare occurrence, Khambavati has two ascents, both intended to be used alternately.
Ascent: S R M P D S [or] S R M P N S.
Descent: S n D P M G S.