Todi (Hindi: तोडी) is a Hindustani classical raga which gave its name to the Todi thaat, one of the ten modes of Hindustani classical music.
Arohana & Avaroha
Arohana : ‘d N S ‘r ‘g M+ d N S’
Avaroha : S’ N D P M+ ‘g ‘r S
Vadi & Samavadi
Vadi : ‘dha
Samavadi : ‘ga
Pakad or Chalan
Todi should be performed in the late morning.
Todi is nearly always shown as a gentle, beautiful woman, holding a veena and standing in a lovely green forest, surrounded by deers. Kaufman cites the Sangita-Darpana “With a fair erect body like the white lotus, and delicate like the gleaming dew drop, Todi holds the vina and provides fun and frolic to the deer deep in the forest. Her body is anointed with saffron and camphor”
Organization & Relationships
Related ragas : Bilaskhani Todi, Bahaduri Todi, and Gujari Todi.
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