Have you ever wanted to experience a fatal fall in a never ending, bottomless and a huge crevice on earth and still be 'living blissfully'??? No I do not need to get my head examined, but you need to believe me and listen to THODI. Also before I forget, to all those who are not coherent with the Sankrit language, 'Anaadi' means no beginning and 'Anantha' means no end. If you have been rubbishing this concept until now, then THODI is going to compellingly disprove your belief.
AAROHANAM (ascending swarams) : S R1 G1 M1 P D1 N1 S
AVAROHANAM (descending swarams): S N1 D1 P M1 G1 R1 S
ARTIST : Guitar Prasanna
SONG: Thaye yashoda
ARTIST: Sudha Raghunathan
MOVIE: Morning raga
I 'trip' everytime there is a shift from 'S' to 'R' to 'G'. You need to pause at 'G' and acknowledge its presence. Its a RULE and the best part is this is one rule you would accept whole heartedly and follow religiously! Similarly you need to stop by and say a pleasant 'hi' to 'N' while ascending and descending the swarams apart from spending some quality time with 'G' on your way back to 'S'.
Some famous carnatic songs : Raave himagiri kumari, Bharathi maamava (one of the 9 navarathri kritis),
Thaye yashoda, Kaarthikeya gaangeya.
Some famous cine songs : Gangai karai mannanadi
MORAL : Somehow, I strongly believe that anyone who becomes a staunch devotee of Thodi and develop an obsession for it should attain 'Nirvana'. PERIOD.
P.S. : If you think its about time you concentrated on your 'deep inner-self' and carry an attitude, 'to Hell with the world', THODI is highly recommended for an intense trigger.WORD.