Kedaram is the janya (derived) raga of the 29th melakarta ragam, Shankarabharanam. It is a vakra (with zig-zag notes in the aarohanam) audava (with no Ri and Dha in the aarohanam) shadava (with no Dha in the avarohanam) raga. Considered an auspicious ragam and also one that evokes vira rasa (feelings of bravery), Kedaram is best depicted in madhyama kala pieces and is apt for singing in the mornings.
Aarohanam: S M1 G3 M1 P N3 S
Avarohanam: S N3 P M1 G3 R2 S
The raga in Hindustani music that closely resembles Kedaram is Natbehag. Some popular compositions in this ragam include Dikshitar’s Ananda Natana Prakasham and Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi’s Agama Rajagopala and Gajamukhaanujam.