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Folio from a Ragamala Series: Todi Ragini, c. 1650

Unknown (Indian, Malwa - c. 1650)

opaque watercolour on laminated paper
21.7 x 16.4 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23613)

Todi Ragini is one of the brides of Vasanta Raga. Her music is so compelling that no living creature can resist it and she is usually shown playing the "vina" to deer fascinated by her sound. This type of "feminine" melody is played at midday, between 10:00 and 13:00 hours.

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