Notes: C, Db, E, F, G, A, and Bb - Key: C - Origin: South Indian - Category: Octatonic Scales
The C Mela Cakravaka uses eight notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Octatonic -scales that have Eight-note (or Eight-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of two black keys: Db, and Bb and five white keys: C, E, F, G, and A. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Mela Bhavapriya, C Mela Calanata, and C Mela Carukesi - as great choices for composing or improvising South Indian music.
If we take a look a the key signature of the C Mela Cakravaka Scale we can find it has two flats and no sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find two accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, Db, E, F, G, A, and Bb.