Gurbani Raag Tukhari
This raga was very popular about hundred years ago. In addition to Gurubani it was also sung for other types of compositions. Guru Nanak used this raga to compose his 'Baramah'. According to a few authors this raga is same as raga Madhvanti, but it is not true, Tukhari is a distinctive raga in its own right. Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha, however, classifies it as a ragini.
This raga is not mentioned in the Ragamala listed at the end of Guru Granth Sahib.
The scale and notes of the raga are as follows:
Arohi (ascending scale) - ni sa, ga re sa, ga ma pa ma pa ma pa, pa dha ni dha pa ma pa, sa na sa
Avrohi (descending scale) - sa ni sa ni sa, ni dha pa, pa ma pa ma pa, ma ga re sa, re m sa
The vadi (most popular) note is 'pa' and samvadi (second most popular) note is ' sa'.
This raga is sung in the first part of the day i.e., from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. The season of its recitation is winter (sharad) i.e., during October, November. In Guru Granth Sahib it has hymns from pages 1107 - 1117 ( 11pages).
The composers of bani (hymns) in this raga are:
There is no Bhagat bani in this raga
The sequence of the structure of compositions in this raga are:
Count of the use of Managals:
Placement and count of rahau verses:
None of the compositions (as all are chhants) have any rahau verse/s in them.
Diversification of headings & subheadings in this raga:
Composers Structure of Bani