Raga Paraj is a beautiful raga based on Poorvi Thaat. Proper timing of this raga is Late Night.
This is an uttaranga-pradhana raga with tonal activity clustered around tar saptaka shadaj. In the poorvanga there are two madhyams, like Poorvi; the distinction lies in uccharana and chalan bheda. The uttaranga has a superficial resemblance to Basant that may confuse the casual ear.
Paraj is a chanchal prakriti raga. Additionally, the recommended arohi locus forgoes rishab, as in N’ S G m d N.
Two Rabindra sangeet based on raga Paraj, a pre-dawn raga of the Purvi Thaat
1)Hridoye Tomar Doya Jeno Pai and
2) Tobo Premo shudharoshe