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Raga Poorvi

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Raag Poorvi 

Poorvi is an old traditional raga, which originated in the eastern part of India. Its ancient precursor Purvagauda had a similar scale to modern Bhairav (S r G m P d N). Poorvi itself does not appear in the literature before the 16th century. It is one of the 14 original composition of the legend Tansen.

Purvi or Poorvi is a raga in Hindustani classical music that exemplifies its own thaat, the Poorvi thaat. Purvi has a deeply serious, quiet and somewhat mystical character. It is uncommon in performances nowadays.  

This is an evening dusk (sandhi prakash) Raag. S ,N ,d ,N r S ; ,N S r G ; r G M P ; P M G m (r)G ; r S These are the Raag Vachak Swar Sangati of Poorvi. In this Raag Gandhar is very prominent and is a Vadi and Nyas Swar.

This raga creates an heavy atmosphere full of Karun ras (Sadness). This raga can be rendered in all the three Saptaks. The ragas of the Poorvi that fall broadly under two sub-classes subject to their anga heritage, namely the Shree-anga ragas and the Poorvi-anga ragas.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/
https://www.aathavanitli-gani.com/
http://www.tanarang.com/
https://www.parrikar.org/

Poorvi is an old traditional raga, which originated in the eastern part of India. Its ancient precursor Purvagauda had a similar scale to modern Bhairav (S r G m P d N). Poorvi itself does not appear in the literature before the 16th century. It is one of the 14 original composition of the legend Tansen.


Purvi or Poorvi is a raga in Hindustani classical music that exemplifies its own thaat, the Poorvi thaat. Purvi has a deeply serious, quiet and somewhat mystical character. It is uncommon in performances nowadays.  

This is an evening dusk (sandhi prakash) Raag. S ,N ,d ,N r S ; ,N S r G ; r G M P ; P M G m (r)G ; r S These are the Raag Vachak Swar Sangati of Poorvi. In this Raag Gandhar is very prominent and is a Vadi and Nyas Swar.

This Raag creates an heavy atmosphere full of Karun Ras (Sadness). This Raag can be rendered in all the three Saptaks.

The ragas of the Poorvi that fall broadly under two sub-classes subject to their anga heritage, namely the Shree-anga ragas and the Poorvi-anga ragas.

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credits to : Wikipedia, http://www.tanarang.com/

   Raga structure of Poorvi

Thaat : Poorvi

Jati : Sampurna - Sampurna

Aroh : S r G M P d N S'

Avaroh : S' N d P M G m G r S

Vadi : Ga

Samavadi : Ni

Pakad : S r G M G m G M d P N d P G M P M G m G r S

Chalan : S r G M G m G M d P N d P G M P M G m G r S

Swaras : Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal, Both Madhyams. Rest All Shuddha Swaras

Time : Sandhi Prakash raga (3PM to 6PM) - 4 rth prahar of the day.


   External Videos of Raga Poorvi

   Songs based on Raga Poorvi

Film songs based on Poorvi raga

1) Kitane Dino ke bad hai ayee

2) Shyam Mori Karuna

3) Ramani Majasi Nijdham (Marathi)

4) Ha Khachit dise Mam

Compositions :

From Meera (1979) - Ravi Shankar‘s music and Vani Jairam‘s voice: - karuna suno Shyam mori.

A traditional vilambit khayal by Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang”: - tonama he mai.

A traditional bandish in vilambit Jhoomra by Shaila Datar: Dilliya nagarwa.

Mogubai Kurdikar dwells on a Sadarang cheez: aavana kahi.

The same bandish is developed by Azmat Hussain Khan who had his feet in both the Atrauli and Agra schools.

Faiyyaz Khan‘s 78 rpm rendition: Mathura na ja re.

Yashwantbuwa Joshi: piharva ki base tu mohe.

Poorvi is sometimes rendered with a shuddha dhaivat particularly in Bengal as witness this Tagore composition by Suchitra Mitra.

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