Raag Poorvi

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh and Dhaivat Komal, Both Madhyams. Rest All Shuddha Swaras.
Jati Sampurna - Sampurna Vakra
Thaat Purvi
Vadi/Samvadi Gandhar/Nishad
Time (3 PM - 6 PM) : 4th Prahar of the day : Sandhi Prakash Raag
Vishranti Sthan S; G; P; N; - S'; P; G;
Mukhya-Ang S r G ; M G m G ; M d P ; N d P ; G M P ; M G m G r S ;
Aaroh-Avroh S r G M P d N S' - S' N d P ; M G m G r S ;

Raag Description: 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. One may render ,N r G however ,N S r G is more preferable in this Raag. The nearby Raagas are Puriya Dhanashri, Paraj etc.

This Raag creates an heavy atmosphere full of Karun Ras (Sadness). This Raag can be rendered in all the three Saptaks. Following are the illustrative notes of this Raag:

S ,N ,d ,N r S ; S ,N S r G ; r m G ; G M P ; P M G m G ; r G M P ; d M P M G m (r)G ; G M d N S' ; S' N r N d P ; d M P G m (r)G ; r S ,N S r G ; r S ;


Listen to Raag Poorvi: 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. To buy the book, please contact us. All bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.
 

1
Bada Khyal: Adi Mahadev Jab
Taal: Trital Vilambit
Theme: Shri Shankar Shambhu
2
Dhrupad: Shankar Bhole Jagat Pati
Taal: Chautal Drut
Theme: Shri Shankar Shambhu
3
Chota Khyal: Eri Maiko Naahi Pare Chain
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Virah Ras
4
Chota Khyal: Hari Bhajan Bina Nar Janam Gayo
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Bhakti Ras
5
Chota Khyal: Rasia Mare Nainan Ke
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
6
Chota Khyal: Sakhi Kanh Karat Larkaiyan
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Gopiyon se Chedchad
7
Sargam: Ni Re Ga Ma Pa
Taal: Trital Drut