Antara is the secondary theme of a vocal performance. It is easily recognised because it is introduced well after the sthai. It is also easy to recognise because it tends to be performed in the tar saptak (upper register). Although a classical piece has only a single antara, the semi-classical and light pieces may have numerous versions.
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