A popular Todi variant named for its association with Gujarat, India’s Westernmost state. Linked to the morning hours, it takes a similar swara set to the main Todi, distinguishing itself by omitting Pa throughout. Dagarvani beenkar Bahauddin Dagar chooses to intone the raga’s Sa with a slightly higher sruti than that of the tanpura, adjusted in accordance with the sun’s daily arc (see non-zero Sa). Pleasingly, Gujiri Todi is also an exact murchana of Jog (i.e. if you rotate Gujiri Todi so that dha becomes the ‘new Sa’, you get Jog’s full swara set).
—Parveen Sultana (2007)—
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