Raga Todi belongs to Todi thaat. This raga is a morning melody & 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 believed that the father of music; Miyan Tansen has 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.
This album features various forms of raga Todi in their beautiful & distinct styles by the powerful pillars of Hindustani classical music such as Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Khan and Pandit Rajan & Sajan Mishra.
|1.||Raga Asavari Todi (Khayal)||Pandit Bhimsen Joshi|
|2.||Raga Gurjari Todi (Tarana)||Pandit Rajan & Sajan Mishra|
|3.||Raga Bilaskhani Todi||Ustad Amjad Ali Khan|
|4.||Raga Desi Todi||Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia|
|5.||Raga Bhoopal Todi||Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma|