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Raga Name: Purvi

That Name: Purvi

Aroha: N r G M d N S’

Avaroha: S’ r’ N d P M G m G M G r S’

Jati: Sadava – Sampurna

Vadi: G

Samvadi: N

Swarupa: P d P M G m G r G M G r S

Prahar: 5th Prahar (3 PM to 6 PM)


Raga Information:

Raga Purvi, a rare raga, is the representative of the Purvi That. A famous song which uses this raga is from the film “Meera” called “Karuna Suno Syam More.” The raga is like a similar raga “Puriya Dhanasri.” In fact, the inventor of the ten thats, Visnu Narayana Bhatkhande, debated on which raga would be representative of the raga “which resembles Yaman with komal re and komal dhaPuriya Dhanasri is the ideal choice; however, that raga is created as a result of two ragas. Therefore, Purvi was used, which had the flow just like Puriya Dhanasri, except with one exception: there was a shuddha ma used sparingly. The suddha ma produces a haunting harmony with Sa, as the other strongest harmonic pair is Ga with Ni. The raga should be sung in the first part of the prahar in conjunction with Raga Sri.



Raga Purvi


Songs found on this website in Purvi:

Song: Jaya Radha Vallabha Jaya Radha Vinoda (2006)


UPDATED: June 13, 2009

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