Todi

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This is an Indian musical raga (composition) that appears in the Sikh tradition from northern India and is part of the Sikh holy scripture called Sri Guru Granth Sahib or SGGS for short. Every raga has a strict set of rules which govern the number of notes that can be used; which notes can be used; and their interplay that has to be adhered to for the composition of a tune.

In the SGGS, the Sikh holy Granth (book), there are a total of 60 raga compositions and this raga is the twenty seventh raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appears on a total of 8 pages from page numbers 711 to 719.

Todi is today the head of a thata. It is considered one of the most important of the north Indian ragas. Todi was used by the Gurus for 32 hymns.

Raag Todi (ਟੋਡੀ) – Todi consists of both wisdom and humbleness. It is through these sentiments that the Raag takes a simple approach to explain things that we may be aware of, but fail to ponder upon. The Raag draws the attention of the listener to contemplate these things and gives an explanation with such conviction, that we are compelled to agree.

Section Punjabi English
Aroh: ਸ ਰ੝ ਗ੝ ਮ’ ਪ ਧ੝ ਨ ਸ Sa Re Ga Ma' Pa Dha Ni Sa
Avroh: ਸ ਨ ਧ੝ ਪ ਮ’ ਗ੝ ਰ੝ ਸ Sa Ni Dha Pa Ma' Ga Re Sa
Pakar: ਧ੝ ਨ ਸ, ਰ੝ ਗ੝, ਰ੝ ਸ, ਮ' ਗ੝ ਪ ਮ' ਗ੝, ਰ੝ ਗ੝ ਰ੝ ਸ Dha Ni Sa, Re Ga, Re Sa, Ma' Ga Pa Ma' Ga, Re Ga Re Sa
Vadi: ਧ੝ Dha
Samvadi: ਰ੝ Re

Gurbani Keertan in Raag Todi

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