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12 week(s)
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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.

Course Format

Batch Size: 1

Duration: 12 weeks, one 45 mins lesson per week


To practise singing the Raga chalan of Puriya Dhanashri 

To do Swar Sadhana in Raga  Puriya Dhanashri

To create and sing the Swar Vistar in  Puriya Dhanashri

To learn and practise singing the Paltas in Puriya Dhanashri

To learn a Chhota Khayal with Aalap and Taan in Raga Puriya Dhanashri

To review the Chhota Khayal already learnt in  Puriya Dhanashri(if any) 

To learn a Bada Khayal in Raga  Puriya Dhanashri

To sing Aalap within the Bada Khayal in the range of all three Saptaks

To sing different Layakari patterns with the Bol of the Bada Khayal

To sing Sargam and Taan in Bada Khayal

To learn the Tarana in Puriya Dhanashri

To develop awareness about similar Ragas



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

Raga Characteristics of Puriya Dhanashri
  • Introduction to Raga Puriya Dhanashri
  • Raga Description of Puriya Dhanashri
  • Comparative study of Ragas
Raga Vistar in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Principles of Swar Vistar in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Palta patterns in Puriya Dhanashri
Chhota Khayal in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Puriya Dhanashri Chhota Khayal Bandish
  • Puriya Dhanashri Chhota Khayal Aalap and Bol Aalap
  • Puriya Dhanashri Chhota Khayal Taan patterns
Bada Khayal in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Raga Puriya Dhanashi Bada Khayal Bandish
  • Raga Puriya Dhanashi Bada Khayal Aalap and Bol Aalap development
  • Raga Puriya Dhanashi Bada Khayal Bol Taan, Sargam Taan and Taan patterns
Tarana in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Learning Tarana in Puriya Dhanashri
  • Ada Chautaal Theka

 The student is able to 

Demonstrate the Raga chalan of  Puriya Dhanashri

Sing the  Swar Vistar in  Puriya Dhanashri highlighting the Raga specific characteristics 

Sing the Paltas in  Puriya Dhanashri fluently

Present the Chhota Khayal in Raga  Puriya Dhanashri with development in Aalap and Taan Vistar 

Present the Bada Khayal in perfect Sur , Taal and expression

Present the Bada Khayal Aalap with essential elements of voice culture and expressions

Present Bol Taan, Sargam and Taan with the Bada Khayal

Present Tarana in Puriya Dhanashri

Identify related Ragas by listening