Anandabhairavi is a janyam of the 22nd melakarta – Kharaharapriya, and is a bashanga ragam (uses foreign notes like Shuddha Dhaivata, Antara Gandhara and Kākali Nishāda in some phrases of the rāgam depending on the rāga swaroopa.), and a vakra ragam (with zigzag notes) that uses D1, and very rarely – N3 and G3, in some special phrases (vishesha prayogam). Some composers (like Thyagaraja) avoid the use of this anya swaram (foreign note).

Arohanam: s g2 r2 g2 m1 p d2 p s
Avorahanam: s n2 d2 p m1 g2 r2 s