This phrase is definitely an important tool for creating patterns very quickly. It helps in breaking up the monotonous flow of even 8th, 16th 0r 32nd notes into more rhythmically interesting groupings.
It is made up of only 5 syllables or 5 beats, but by accenting and lengthening the duration of certain beats, it is possible to create the following phrases, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 commonly used in Carnatic music. The unique feature is that we are using just the 5 syllables to create patterns other than 5.
Examples of how Tadiginathom can be used to form interesting rhythmic patterns in:
1 Bar of 4 beats:
5-5-6/6-5-5/5-6-5/ 1/16th rest plus 5-5-5