Bilaskhani Todi Raag Bandish 16 Matras Allap Taan Music Notes In English

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Bilaskhani Todi raag is believed to have originated from Bhairavi thaat. In this raag Re ,Ga,Dha & Ni are used as komal swar .Ma is not used in aaroh and Nishad is used less in aaroh and all the seven swars are used in the avaroh,so its jati is Shadav-Sampurn(6,7). In this raag Dha & Ga are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 9 am to 12 pm(the second part of the day).

Bilaskhani Todi Raag

How To Read Sargam Notes –

  • “.” is used for Mandra saptak(Lower octave notes) swars.eg- .Pa
  • “*” is user for Taar Saptak (Higher Octave notes) Swars eg – Pa*
  • “(k)” small character is used for komal swars.eg – ( Re(k) , Ga(k) , Dha(k) , Ni(k) )
  • Ma(t) here “(t)” is used for showing teevra swar Ma(t) .
  • “-” is used for Holdong the notes according to the Song.
  • Swars written “ReGa” in this manner means they are playing fast or two swars on one beat.
  • Ma(Ga) or (Ga)Ma Here Ga is Kan Swar or Sparsh Swar and Ma is Mool Swar. (You Can skip the kan swar if not understand how to play)
  • Swars written [ Ni(k)  Pa ] in this manner they are playing or singing in sliding mode means Meend acc to Indian music .
  • { NiSa*Re*Sa* Ni } here this braket {} is used for showing Khatka in which swars are playing fast .

Description of Raag :-

Aaroh- Sa, .Ni(k)Sa Re Ga  Pa Dha(k)Ni(k)Dha(k)Sa*।

Avaroh–Re(k)*Ni(k)Dha(k)- Pa, DhaNi(k)Dha(k)Ma Ga(k) – Re(k) Ga(k) Re(k) Sa

Pakad– Dha(k) Ma Ga(k) Re(k) Ga Re(k) Sa, Re .नि Sa Re(k)Ga(k) ।

Thaat- Bhairavi thaat

Varjit swar– Ma

Vadi & Samvadi swar –Dha Ga   

Jati– Shadav-Sampurn(6,7).

Singing time -9 am to 12 pm(the second part of the day).

Important Notes

  • It is clear from the name itself that this Raag is a type of Todi. It is said that this Raag was composed by Tansen’s son Bilas Khan, after whose name this Raag was named. There is such a legend that after Tansen, Bilas Khan had made Tansen alive for a while by singing this raag. Since that time the popularity of this raag increased.
  • The combination of Dha(k)Ma and Re(k).Ni(k) is shown again and again in this Raag.
  • This is a Raag of serious nature. It is more suitable for late thought and high office bearer.
  • Its smell is very mild. Repeated use of Re(k) Ga(k) Re(k) Ga(k) Re(k) Sa makes Gandhara itself very komal.
  • Nishad is short in its aaroh. When moving up from Gandhar, the strings of Dhaivat Par reach directly from Dhaivat to Sa Par Pa by taking particles of Nishad like-
  • Ga(k)Pa, Ni(k)Dha(k)- Sa, but mostly Nishads with Sa, use Ga in both the octaves like- Ni(k)Sa Re(k) Ga -Re (k)Sa
  • From the point of view of singing time and plain speaking, it is a Uttara Ga predominant raag, yet its trend is Purva Ga predominant.
  • The swars of this raag are of Bhairavi, but the movement is broken, that is why it is considered to be born of Bhairavi Thaat and NaMa Vilaskhani Todi Rakkha Gaya, not Vilaskhani Bhairavi.

Nyas swar– Ga(k), Pa and Dha(k)।

Similar raag -Bhupal Todi, Bhairavi and Komal Aasavari.

Bilaskhani Todi raag question answer –

What are the Aaroh, Avaroh & Pakad of Bilaskhani Todi raag?

Aaroh- Sa, .Ni(k)Sa Re Ga  Pa Dha(k)Ni(k)Dha(k)Sa*।
Avaroh–Re(k)*Ni(k)Dha(k)- Pa, DhaNi(k)Dha(k)Ma Ga(k) – Re(k) Ga(k) Re(k) Sa
Pakad– Dha(k) Ma Ga(k) Re(k) Ga Re(k) Sa, Re .नि Sa Re(k)Ga(k) ।

What is the Jati of Bilaskhani Todi raag?

Jati– Shadav-Sampurn(6,7).


What is the singing time of Bilaskhani Todi raag?

Singing time -9 am to 12 pm(the second part of the day).

Which swars are used in Bilaskhani Todi raag?

Aaroh- Sa, .Ni(k)Sa Re Ga  Pa Dha(k)Ni(k)Dha(k)Sa*।
Avaroh–Re(k)*Ni(k)Dha(k)- Pa, DhaNi(k)Dha(k)Ma Ga(k) – Re(k) Ga(k) Re(k) Sa
Pakad– Dha(k) Ma Ga(k) Re(k) Ga Re(k) Sa, Re .नि Sa Re(k)Ga(k) ।

What is the Thaat of Bilaskhani Todi raag?

Thaat- Bhairavi thaat

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Bilaskhani Todi raag ?

Vadi & Samvadi swar –Dha Ga

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Bilaskhani Todi raag?

Varjit swar– Ma

What is the introduction of Bilaskhani Todi raag ?

Bilaskhani Todi raag is believed to have originated from Bhairavi thaat. In this raag Re ,Ga,Dha & Ni are used as komal swar .Ma is not used in aaroh and Nishad is used less in aaroh and all the seven swars are used in the avaroh,so its jati is Shadav-Sampurn(6,7). In this raag Dha & Ga are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 9 am to 12 pm(the second part of the day).