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Raga Puriya Dhanashri - an in-depth study HV919


The student has completed HV308 at the academy OR the student has learnt Chhota Khayal in about 25 Ragas with Swar Vistar, Aalap and Taan. The student is able to sing Bada Khayals with Aalap and Taan in Yaman, Bhairav, Bhupali, Bihag, Bageshri, Malkauns, Jaijaivanti, Bhimpalasi, Todi, Darbari


The Raga deep dive courses are aimed at internalising Raga concepts. In this Raga Deep dive course the popular Raga Puriya Dhanashri is explored. 

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 has got a vast expanse. The Aalap Badahat is sung with Swaras in all three Saptaks. 

The Swar Vistar and Swar Sadhana is done keeping in mind the characteristic features which distinguish this Raga from the other Ragas of the Puriya family. Paltas and a variety of Taan patt erns are practised to gain a command over the Drut Laya. Meditative by nature,  this Ragaa accommodates Aalap as well as lilting speedy Bandishes and Taan.

Theory - Raga characteristics of Puriya Dhanashri, Ragas similar to Puriya Dhanashri.