Gurjari Todi Raag Description
Gurjari Todi is a very common morning rag in Todi That. There are a number of popular film songs in Gurjari Todi, including Ik Tha Bachapan.
There are fundamental differences between Mian Ki Todi and Gurjari Todi. Where Mian-ki-Todi has a Pa that is very weak, Gurjari Todi has no Pa at all, therefore they sound very similar. The absence of Pa makes this rag shadav – shadav jati. As is typical of the vadi / samvadi theory there are differences of opinion concerning the vadi and samvadi; Dha, Ga, and Re have variously been declared to occupy these positions.
Eliminating Pancham in Raag Todi results in the melodic atmosphere of Raag Gurjari Todi. This Raag is also known as Gujari Todi. It is very effective in producing Karunya or Karuna Ras.
As compared to Raag Todi, Komal Rishabh is strong in Gurjari Todi and is rendered Deergh. This can be expanded in all the three octaves. The following combinations are truly representative of this sweet melody:
S ; ,N ,d ; ,M ,d ; ,M ,N ,d ; ,N ,N S ; S r ; S r g ; g r ,N ,d ; ,d ,N ,N S ; S r g M ; d M d ; M d N S’ ; d N S’ ; d N S’ r’ ; g’ r’ N d ; M d N S’ r’ ; d S’ ; d S’ r’ N d M ; d N d M ; g M d ; M g r S;
|Prahar||2 (9 am - 12 pm)|
|Popular Film Songs||1. Duniya na bhaaye mohe, ab to bula le charanon mein
Film: Basant Bahar
Singers: Mohammad Rafi
Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan
2. Ja ja re, ai pathikwa
Singers: Hridayanath Mangheshkar Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Hridayanath Mangeshkar