The raga Ahiri is often associated with sorrowful emotions. Although Shri Dikshitar does not directly incorporate the raga name, he uses the term "Ramaahari" to refer to Lakshmi and Vishnu, thereby alluding to the raga name in an indirect reference.
It must be noted that each avarana has its own set of rituals associated with it and those practicing this worship are generally required to be thoroughly aware of details such as chakra, yogini and mudra devatas associated with it.
The Tiruppavai verses have now become a regular feature in the post-main segment of many Carnatic concerts. The late Sri Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar tuned these verses to distinct ragams and popularized them on the concert platform.