Gurbani Raag Todi
Raga Todi, which comes under Todi that, is one of the most exalted ragas of Northern India. It is classified as a ragini of a combination of raga Dhanasri, Asawari and Khat. It is mentioned as a consort of Raga Bhairo in Nad-Binod, consort of Malkaus in Sur-Tal group, consort of raga Deepak in Budh Prakash-Darpan and consort of raga Basant in Shivmat The mood of this raga is very tender and compassionate.
In the Ragamala listed at the end of Guru Granth Sahib it is mentioned as a consort of raga Deepak.
The scale and notes of the raga are as follows:
Arohi (ascending scale) - ni re ga ma dha ni sa
Avrohi (descending scale) - ni dha pa ma dha ma ga ma ga re sa
The vadi (most popular) note is 'dha' and samvadi (second most popular) note is 'ga'
This raga is sung at the first part of the day i.e., from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. The season of its recitation is winter (shisher) i.e., during December and January. In Guru Granth Sahib it has hymns from pages 711- 718 (8 pages).
The composers of bani (hymns) in this raga are:
The sequence of the structure of compositions in this raga are:
Count of the use of Managals:
Complete Moot Mantar = 1
Placement and count of rahau verses:
All shabads of the Gurus have a rahau verse in them, some numbered some not numbered, and all rahaus have been in the beginning of the shabads.
In Bhagat Bard the rahau verses have numerals and are placed as: first shabad at the end of the first pada, and second and third shabads in the beginning of the shabads
Diversification of headings and subheadings in the raga:
Composers Structure of Bani