Raga Todi is a morning raga that expresses both heroic and devotional moods. It is also called ‘Miyan ki Todi‘ which is now, the most important raga of the Todi family and sometimes also referred to as ‘Shuddh Todi‘. It is a believed that Miyan Tansen had created this raga. Todi is a plaintive raga, which creates a mood of delighted adoration in a gentle, loving sentiment. When played it creates an aura of a profound & pathos-filled melody.
Apart from the raga Todi or Miyan Ki Todi, there are also other forms of Todi such as, Gurjari Todi, Bilaskhani Todi, Asavari Todi, Desi Todi, Bhoopal Todi & many more. Posted below are four variations of Todi beautifully rendered by none other than Pandit Jasraj.
Miyan ki Todi : (Download)
Gurjari Todi : (Download)
Jayawanti Todi : (Download)
Abiri Todi : (Download)
This set of music was recorded in 1980. All the above songs are in variations of the raga Todi. Accompanying Pandit Jasraj are Appa Jalgaonkar on harmonium and Nizamuddin Khan on tabla. These performances are now out of print.