Raag Puriya

Swar Notations

Swaras Pancham Varjya. Rishabh Komal, Madhyam Teevra. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Shadhav - Shadhav
Thaat Marwa
Vadi/Samvadi Gandhar/Nishad
Time 2nd Prahar of the Night
Vishranti Sthan G; N; - N; G;
Mukhya-Ang N R G ; G M D G M G ; N M G ; G M G r S ; ,N ,M ,D S ; ,N r G r S ;
Aaroh-Avroh ,N r G M D N S' - S' N D M ; G M D ; G M G r S;

Raag Description: Raag Puriya is often referred to as king of night Raags. Its set of Notes are exactly like Raag Marwa. However, in this Raag, Gandhar and Nishad are Vadi and Samvadi respectively and are also Nyas Swars. G M D N ; N M G ; G M D ; G M G these are the Raag Vachak notes of Puriya. In this Raag, N-M and D-G Sangati is observed. Nishad is often skipped in Aaroh like G M D N D S'.

A pleasant sobering atmosphere full of piety is created. This is a Poorvang Pradhan Raag and can be expanded in Mandra and Madhya Saptaks. Illustrative combinations are:

,N r G ; G r ,N ,D ,N ; ,N ,M ,D S ; G M D N ; N M G ; G M D G M G ; r S ; G M D N D S' ; N r' N M G ; G M D G M G r S;


Listen to Raag Puriya: Following bandishen are taken from the book "Acharya Tanarang Ki Bandishen Vol I" written by Acharya Vishwanath Rao Ringe 'Tanarang'. The book contains 285 Bandishen from 31 Raags and an Audio CD. For more information on the book, please click here. To buy the book, please contact us.


1 Sadra - Gajra Gare Darun
Taal - Jhaptal Vilambit
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
2 Bada Khyal - Tore Daras Bin
Taal - Jhaptal Madhya Lay
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
3 Chota Khyal - Bas Gai Shyam Moorat Man Me
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
4 Chota Khyal - Katat Na Mori Birha Ki Rain
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
5 Chota Khyal - Lochan Hain Ratnare Ram Ke
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
6 Chota Khyal - Malaniyan Goondh Laao
Taal - Ektal Drut
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
7 Chota Khyal - Rang Raliyan Piya Ke
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
8 Chota Khyal - Salone Nainwa Drig
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
9 Chota Khyal - Hatko Banwari Hamri Gail
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe
10 Sargam - Sa Ni Sa Ma Ga Ma
Taal - Trital
Singer - Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe