Not sure of the meaning I think I heard it translated as small something. Anyway Big difference between a Tukra and a Gat. A Gat is actually more similar to a kaida and there are actually a lot of Gat kaidas or kaida type Gats depending on how you want to explain it. Generally Tukras are small compositions (1-3 cycles of teental ) that end with a tihia. A gat is a fixed composition that usually ends before the sam and can be played 2 or 3 times in a row (the last bol will fit together nicely with the first) ,Gats are often played with variations which gives it a kaida feel. I'm saying generally here because sometimes these rules don't exactly apply but for the most part you can use these rules to understand the difference. A gat often has it's on unique kali section within the fixed composition. What's a little more confusing is recognising the difference between a Gat and a Chalan. And the only difference I can tell you is that a Chalan is designed to demonstrate a certain jati and is also sort of a feel thing.
Blair (Dec 12, 2002 02:20 a.m.): Hello:
I've always wondered what the difference is between TUKRA and GAT. They seem similar to me. Also, what is the literal translation of TUKRA (i.e., I know 'Mukra' means 'face')