Raag Todi

Swar Notations

Swaras Rishabh, Gandhar and Dhaivat Komal; Madhyam Teevra. Rest all Shuddha Swaras
Jati Sampurna - Sampurna
Thaat Todi
Vadi/Samvadi Dhaivat/Gandhar
Time 2nd Prahar of the Day : Din ka Dwitiya Prahar
Vishranti Sthan S; g; d; - d; g; S;
Mukhya-Ang ,d ; ,N S r g ; M r g ; r S;
Aaroh-Avroh S r g M P d N S' - S' N d P M g r S;

Raag Description: Raag Todi is also referred to as Shuddha Todi, Miya ki Todi or Darbari Todi.

S r g ; r g ; g r ; g r S - these notes are rendered using Meend from Rishabh to Gandhar and vice versa. Hence, the Gandhar used in this Raag is of lower shruti then the regular komal Gandhar (Ati Komal). In this Raag, Komal Gandhar is Vadi and Komal Dhaivat is Samvadi.

The treatment of Pancham is special wherein it is used Alp but is not omitted otherwise Raag Gurjari Todi will make its appearance like : S r g M P ; P M d P ; M d N ; N d P ; M d M g r ; g r S. In Aaroh, Pancham is generally skipped, while rendering from Madhyam to Shadj like M d N S'. The form of Todi, without Pancham is named as Raag Gurjari Todi.

This Raag is deep and creates an atmosphere full of Bhakti and Karun Ras. This Raag can be expanded in all the three octaves. Other forms of Todi which are popular are: Bhupal Todi, Bilaskhani Todi, Gurjari Todi etc. The illustrative combinations for this Raag are:

S r r S ; r r g r S ; ,d ,d ,N ,N S ; r r g r S ; S r g M P ; P M d P ; M d N ; M d N S' ; S' r' g' r' g' r' S' ; S' N d ; N d P ; M d N d M g r S ;


Listen to Raag Todi: 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 the following bandishen are sung by Shri Prakash Vishwanath Ringe.

 

1
Bada Khyal - Sadra: Kachu Na Suhave Jab Son Tanarang
Taal: Jhaptal Vilambit
Theme: Virah Ras
2
Dhrupad: Gauri Pati Vishwanath
Taal: Chautal Drut
Theme: Shri Shankar Shambhu
3
Chota Khyal: Chandra Badani Mrig Lochani
Taal: Ektal Drut
Theme: Virah Rah
4
Chota Khyal: Gun Gawat Nahi Giridhar Gopal Ke
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Bhakti Ras
5
Chota Khyal: Madhuri Moorat Tori
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Mahima Varnan
6
Chota Khyal: Mohan Man Me Bas Gaye Aaj
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Shri Krishna - Bhakti Ras
7
Chota Khyal: Sujaan Sur Sadh Le Re
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Sur Sadhana
8
Chota Khyal: Lahar Lahar Kar Taan Tarang Leeje
Taal: Trital Drut
Theme: Sur Sadhana
9
Sargam: Sa Ga Re Ga Ma Ga Ma Dha
Taal: Trital Drut