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

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Gurjari Todi Raag is believed to have originated from Todi thaat. In this raag Re,Dha & Ga are used as komal swar and Ma is used as tiwra.Pa is not used in this raag ,so its jati is Shadav- Shadav(6,6) .In this raag Dha & Re are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 9 am to 12 pm(the second part of the day).

Gurjari 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 Re(k)Ga(k)Ma(t)Dha(k)Ni Sa* ।

Avaroh– Sa* Ni Dha(k)Ma(t)Dha(k)Ma(t)Ga Re(k) Ga Re(k) Sa ।

Pakad- Ni Dha(k)Ma(t)Ga(k)Re(k) Ga Re(k), Sa ।

Thaat- Todi thaat

Vadi & Samvadi swar – Dha Re

Jati– Shadav- Shadav(6,6)

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

Important notes-

  • It is clear from the name itself that it is a variant of Raag Todi. There are two views of the musican about its creation- according to the first opinion, it originated in Gujarat, hence it was named Gurjari Todi. According to another belief, this raag was composed by Gujri queen Mrugayani of Raja Mansingh Tomar of Gwalior.
  • This is a Raag of a serious nature. It is practiced in all the three octaves. Being Uttara Ga predominant, it should be practiced in Madhya and Tar Saptaks, but it is practiced in all the three Saptaks. Some old restrictions are found only in Uttaranchal.
  • Gurjari todi and Miyan ki todi, from the point of view of tone only the difference of fifth is visible, but still there is a lot of difference between both. Gurjari’s Rishabh is more important than Todi’s. Taking Gandhar in this, they increase Rishabh.
  • Similarly, taking Nishad in Uttara Ga increases Dhaivat. For example, look at Aalap. In this Rishabha and Dhaivat are more important than Gandhara and Nishad respectively. Some people consider Gujri Todi to be Gurjari Todi by omitting only the fifth syllable in Ga Todi, but this is wrong.
  • This is an ancient Raag, but the form of ancient texts is completely different from today’s form.

Nyas ke swar- Sa, Re(k), Ga and Dha(k)।

Similar raag – Miya ki Todi and Bahaduri Todi

Gurjari Todi Raag question answer –

What are the Aaroh, Avaroh & Pakad of Gurjari Todi Raag ?

Aaroh-Sa Re(k)Ga(k)Ma(t)Dha(k)Ni Sa* ।
Avaroh– Sa* Ni Dha(k)Ma(t)Dha(k)Ma(t)Ga Re(k) Ga Re(k) Sa ।
Pakad- Ni Dha(k)Ma(t)Ga(k)Re(k) Ga Re(k), Sa ।

What is the Jati of Gurjari Todi Raag ?

Jati– Shadav- Shadav(6,6)

What is the singing time of Gurjari Todi Raag ?

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

Which swars are used in Gurjari Todi Raag ?

Aaroh-Sa Re(k)Ga(k)Ma(t)Dha(k)Ni Sa* ।
Avaroh– Sa* Ni Dha(k)Ma(t)Dha(k)Ma(t)Ga Re(k) Ga Re(k) Sa ।
Pakad- Ni Dha(k)Ma(t)Ga(k)Re(k) Ga Re(k), Sa ।

What is the Thaat of Gurjari Todi Raag ?

Thaat- Todi thaat

What are the Vadi- Samvadi Swar of Gurjari Todi Raag ?

Vadi & Samvadi swar – Dha Re

What is the introduction of Gurjari Todi Raag ?

Gurjari Todi Raag is believed to have originated from Todi thaat. In this raag Re,Dha & Ga are used as komal swar and Ma is used as tiwra.Pa is not used in this raag ,so its jati is Shadav- Shadav(6,6) .In this raag Dha & Re are Vadi & Samvadi swar .The singing time of this raag is 9 am to 12 pm(the second part of the day).