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Raga Name: Todi
That Name: Todi
Aroha: S r g M d N S’
Avaroha: S’ N d P M g r g r S
Jati: Audava – Audava
Swarupa: g M d M g r g r S
Prahar: 3rd Prahar (9 AM to 12 PM)
Raga Todi is the representative raga of the Todi That. The realm of Raga Todi, as well as many Todi That ragas have questionable origins. Some say the scale shown above was the original. Others believe that Todi came in two forms: Todi and Suddha Todi. Suddha Todi is a scale to which we now know as Bhairavi. Some ragas will have the term Todi latched on, even though the scale resembles a Bhairavi scale. Today, Raga Todi, also known as Miyan Ki Todi, uses the Bhairavi scale with madhyama and nisada both having the sharpened forms. In this raga, Pa is extremely weak.
Another unique feature about this raga is the special flattened form of komal re. In fact, many ragas in the Todi That have a super-flattened komal re used.
UPDATED: June 13, 2009