Rag Gujari Todi

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Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Gujari (Kulu, Pahadi - circa A.D. 1750)
Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Gujari (Kulu, Pahadi - circa A.D. 1750)


Gujari Todi is a very common morning rag in Todi That.  There are a number of popular film songs in Gujari Todi, including Ik Tha Bachapan.

There are fundamental differences between Mian Ki Todi and Gujari Todi.  Where Mian-ki-Todi has a Pa that is very weak, Gujari 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.


Ascending structure for Gujari Todi
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)


Descending structure of Gujari Todi
(general discussion of avarohana)


Shadav - Shadav - (general discussion of jati)


morning - (general discussion of time and rag)


Todi That - (general discussion of that)


pakad for Gujari Todi
(general discussion of pakad)


Sa - Komal Dha - (general discussion of drone)


For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"



Selected Video








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