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Raga Bilaskhani Todi 



Swaras

Madhyam and Nishad Varjya in Aaroh. Pancham Varjya in Avroh.

 

Rishabh, Gandhar, Dhaivat and Nishad Komal. Rest all Shuddha Swaras.


Jati

Audhav - Sampurna Vakra


Thaat

Bhairavi


Vadi/Samvadi

Dhaivat/Gandhar


Time

(9AM - 12PM): 2nd Prahar of the Day: Din ka Dwitiya Prahar


Vishranti Sthan

S; g; P; d; - d; P; g; S;


Mukhya-Ang

S r ,n ,d S ; S r g ; r g P ; P d n d ; d m g r ; g r S ;


Aaroh-Avroh

S r g P d S' - S' r' n d ; P ; P d n d m g r ; r g r S ;

 

Raga Description

 Raga Bilaskhani Todi is said to be created by Miya Tansen's son Bilas Khan and is named after him.

This Raga belongs to Bhairavi Thaat. Raga Bhairavi and Raga Komal-Rishabh Asawari are nearest to Bilaskhani Todi.

The Poorvang is Todi like.

In this Raga Pancham is the Nyas Swar, however Pancham is skipped in Avroh, like S r g P ; P d P ; P d n d m g r ; r g r S ; .

Although Nishad is Varjya in Aaroh, it is sometimes used as Anuwadi Swar like: r' n S r' g' or r ,n S r. This is a Meend Pradhan Raag. The Gandhar used in this Raga is of lower Shruti as in Raga Todi.

In this Raga, Shadj (Sa) is usually omitted in Avroh like: S' r' n d ; d S' r' g' r' n d ; g P d m g r ; g r ,n ,d S.

This is a very melodious but difficult Raga to sing and requires much Riyaaz.

This Raga can be expanded in all the three octaves. The atmosphere created by this Raga is deep and soothing.

 

Following are the illustrative combinations
S r g P ; d m g r ; g r g r S ; r ,n ,d S ; S r g P ; d n d P ; g P d S' ; S' r' n d ; d S' r' ; r' n S' r' g' ; g' r' n d ; P d n d m ; g r ; g r S ;

 

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