Raga Bhoopal Todi

   About Bhoopal Todi

Raga Bhoopal Todi / Bhupal Todi

Bhupal Todi or Bhoopal Todi is a Hindustani classical raga. This raga is quite different from Bhopali (or Bhoop). The Carnatic music equivalent of Bhupal Todi musical scale is Bhupalam.

Raga Bhoopal Todi is symbolic of spiritual purity and hence employed for devotional compositions.

Employing raga Todi like combinations with the Raga Bhoopali type rendering will permit proper Raga manifestation. This Raga can be sung in all the three octaves.

The ascent in Bhupal todi is very similar to that in rag Bilaskhani todi (vide). However, the descent in the latter includes flat Ni and natural Ma, which give it a different flavour.

Naiyya Utaro par karo , 
beach bhavarme padi
ab tu chibnahar

Pranpriya tum , Guru mahagyani
das hi tero , rakho daya ki najar 

This composition is attributed to Vilayat Hussain Khan (1895-1962) alias Pranpiya of the Agra gharana. He pleads, “Please take my boat across the ocean. It is caught in the midstream. Now only you remain as my saviour. You are the wise one and I am your slave. Please keep your grace upon me.”

   Structure of Bhupal Todi

Thaat : Bhairavi

Jati : Audhav - Audhav

Aaroh : S r g P d S'

Avroh : S' d P g r S ,d r S;

Vadi : Dha

Samvadi : Ga

Vishranti Sthan : S; g; P; d; - d; P; g; S;

Mukhya Ang : S ,d S r g ; d P g r g r S;

Swaras : Madhyam and Nishad Varjya. Rishabh, Gandhar and Dhaivat Komal.

Time : 1sh Prahar of the day (6AM to 9AM)

Similar : Bilaskhani Todi

   Videos of Bhoopal Todi

   Songs based on Raga Bhoopal Todi

songs based on Raga Bhoopal Todi :

1. Patjhad sawan basant bahar - Sindoor

2. O mere sanam tum jo nahin  kuch bhi nahin - Ek sapera ek lootera

3. O jindagike denewale jindgiko lewale, prit mera chin ke bata , tujhe kya mila - Sapera

4.  Upar gagan vishal niche gehra hai patal

5. Dev mazha vithu savala - Marathi bhaktigeet based on Raga Bhoopal Todi

6. Senthazham poovil - Tamil movie song based on Bhoopalam

7. Dev maza vithu savala (Marathi)



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