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This is an India musical raga (composition) that appears in the Sikh tradition from northern India and is part of the Sikh holy scripture called Sri Guru Granth Sahib or SGGS for short. Every raga has a strict set of rules which govern the number of notes that can be used; which notes can be used; and their interplay that has to be adhered to for the composition of a tune.

In the SGGS, the Sikh holy Granth (book) there are a total of 31 raga compositions and this raga is the twelveth raga to appear in the series. The composition in this raga appear on a total of 8 pages from page numbers 711 to 719.

A ragini of Dipak in the Ragmala, Todi is today the head of a thata. It is considered one of the most important of the north Indian ragas. Todi was used by the Gurus for 32 hymns. This is a raga for the late morning hours and the mood is gentle, with an aura of adoration. The texts composed to this raga emphasize that no matter what problems man meets or what worldly affairs distract the mind, devotion to the Lord brings one back to the path of release from worldliness.

  • Aroh: Sa Re Ga M'a Pa Dha Ni Sa
  • Avroh: Sa Ni Dha Pa M'a Ga Re Sa
  • Pakar: Dha Ni Sa, Re Ga, Re Sa, M'a Ga Pa M'a Ga, Re Ga Re Sa
  • Vadi: Dha
  • Samvadi: Re

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