Raga Puriya Dhanashree

   About Raga Puriya Dhanashree

Raga Puriya Dhanashree 

Puriya Dhanashree is a raga in Hindustani classical music. It belongs to the Poorvi Thaat and has been derived from the Janak raga. In raga Puriya Dhanashri, Pancham is a very prominent note which is also the center point of all the raga expansion. However, often Pancham is skipped in Aaroh and sometimes in Avroh. Raga Puriya Dhanashri is a beautiful evening raga, which has got immense appeal with the seemingly simple Raga Chalan and deep emotional content.

This raga occupies very important place among evening melodies. It produces compassion and is emotional in character. It is very close to raga Purvi, which employs both Madhyams. In raga Puriya Dhanashri, Pancham is a very prominent note which is also the center point of all the raga expansion. 

The gayan samay or the time of singing this raga is at dusk. Raga Puriya Dhanashree is sung at time of transition from the afternoon to the evening and thus it is known as a Sandhiprakash raga.
It is embellished with the raudra and bhayanaka or the wrathful and the fearsome while using the dhaivat, madhyam and the rishabh but it also contains the karunakara or compassionate characteristic while using the nishadh. Every transition in this raga captures a different rasa or emotion.

 The pakad of this raga or the catch phrase of this Raga under the Bhatkande system is -N r G, M r G P, M d P, M G M r G d M G r S . While expounding the uttaranga part of this raga the phrase M d N d S+ is used to move into the taara saptak (higher octave). The transition from the taara saptak Re to the Madhya Saptak Ni is commonly through the use of a meendh. Aalaps and Taans generally start from Nishad. Scholars say that it has been created by mixing Puriya and Dhanashri of Purvi thaat. 

In raga Puriya Dhanashri, Pancham is a very prominent note which is also the center point of all the raga expansion. However, often Pancham is skipped in Aaroh and sometimes in Avroh like: ,N r G M P ; P d P ; P d M P ; M G ; M d N S' ; N r' N d P ; M d M G r ; G M r G r S. Shadj is also generally skipped in both Aaroh and Avroh, like: ,N r G M P ; M d N S' ; N r' G' ; G' r' S' ; N r' N d P ; d P M P ; M G M r G ; r S. Aalaps and Taans generally start from Nishad.


   Raga structure of Puriya Dhanashree

Thaat : Purvi

Jati : Sampurna -Sampurna Vakra

Vadi : P

Samvadi : S

Aroh : Ni Re ga ma pa, Ma dha ni Sa  

Avroh : Re Ni dha pa, Ma ga, Ma re ga re sa

Pakad : Ni re ga ma pa, Dha pa, Ma ga ma re ga, Re sa 

Vishranti Sthan : S; G; P; N; - S'; P; G; r;

Mukhya Ang : N r G M P ; P M G M r G ; M d P ; M d N S'; N r' ; N d P ; P d P P M G M r G ; r S;

Time : 4th Prahar of the day (3PM to 6PM) Sandhi Prakash Raga.

Mood : Gambhir (Serious), Karun (Sad, Compassionate), Shringar (Romantic)

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   Songs based on Raga Puriya Dhanashree

Film Songs in Raga Puriya Dhanashree

1) Hai Rama Yeh Kya Hua

2) Meri Saanson Ko Jo Mahaka Rahi Hai

3) Kitane Dino Ke Baad Ye Aai Sajana Rat Milan Ki

4) Rut Aa Gayi Re, Rut Chha Gayi Re

5) Ham Kashm Kash-e-gam Se Gujar Kyon Nahi Jate

6) Ham Kashm Kash-e-gam Se Gujar Kyon Nahi Jate

7) Labo Se Chum Lo

8) Meri Saanso Ko Jo Mahka Rahi Hai

9) Prem Lagan Man Mein

10) Tori Jai Jai Kartar

11) Tumne Kya Kya Kiya Hai Hamare Liye

12) Koyaliya Ud Ja Yahan Nahi Koya (a.k.a. Koyaliya Tere Bol) - Non-film song

Marathi songs in Raga Puriya Dhanashree

1) Jivlaga rahile re dur ghar maze

2) Jyeshta tuza putra mala 

3) Tat gele may geli

4) Shabda shabda japun thev

5) Sang priye sang priye

6) Shriramache charan dharave

7) Madhyamad chori tap dauni 

8) Anand agala ha me



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