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Power Of Ragas In Healing

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  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:Power of Carnatic RAGAS in healing

    Indian music is Nadopasana and the traditional form is full of bhava-laden ragas

    An article authored by Sasahidharan - I read in Declan Herald today.

    I loved and am sure my fellow IL'ites too would love reading and imbibing.

    As an ardent lover of Indian music, particularly the violin, my joy knew no bounds when I read that violinist N Rajam’s rendition of Raga Darbari Kanada, spelt magic to help a young girl come out of coma in Kolkata.

    Indian music is Nadopasana — an offering to God, and the traditional form is full of bhava-laden ragas. It is said, “Western music moves your body whereas Indian music moves your soul.”

    The earliest instance of the effect of music known to us, the present generation, is that of Sri Muthuswami Dikshitar, one among the trinity in Carnatic music. When he sang Raga Amrithavarshini, incessant rains poured in Ettayapuram, a town in Thoothukudi district of erstwhile Tamil Nadu.

    In another instance, his disciple was suffering from a severe stomach ailment which wouldn’t cure despite the best treatment. Dikshitar studied his horoscope and inferred that the planet Jupiter was in an unfavourable position and the ailment could be cured only by propitiating the planet god Brihaspati and thus he composed the krithi Brihaspathe in Raga Atana. As ordained, the disciple’s ailment was cured. This incident provided impetus for Dikshitar to compose krithis on all the nine planets.

    Sri Thyagaraja, another of the Trinity, is also attributed to have brought life to a dead person by rendering “Naa Jeevadhara” in Raga Bilahari.


    Noted violinist Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan’s father Ramaswamy Sastry was in coma for quite long and even specialist doctors were helpless. As a last resort, Vaidyanathan played his father’s favorite raga Bhairavi and to everyone’s shock and surprise, his father regained conscious. This motivated Vaidyanathan to establish “Raga Research Centre” in Chennai.

    Mysore T Chowdaiah, an ace violinist who introduced the seven stringed violin, proved that music has effect on plants, too. When he played Raga Charukeshi in his paddy field, it grew better and gave much returns than expected.

    Once, flautist T R Mahalingam was travelling in a car with his disciple. The car stopped at a railway crossing. The disciple saw Chowdaiah on the other side and told Mali how Chowdaiah had proved that paddy grows when Raga Charukeshi is played. Chowdaiah, upon seeing Flute Mali, came running and exchanged pleasantries. Mali told Chowdaiah, “I just heard that you can help plants grow better when you play in front of them. I urge upon you to play in front of Veena Balachander, and hopefully, it may help us to see an ear of corn on his head.” Balachander had a clean pate.

    Jagadish Chandra Bose has also proved that music has a stunning effect in the growth of plants. Carnatic ragas Shankarabharana, Kanada, Dwijavanti, Mohana, Kalyani, and scores of other ragas have left long lasting effects on the listeners.

    Music, Maths and Meditation are the 3Ms of life which need constant practice. As I am closing this article, the radio is beaming a soothing, soulful music by legendary violinist Lalgudi G Jayaraman.
     
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  2. GeetaKashyap

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    @Thyagarajan Sir,

    Music indeed can affect moods and heal. I wonder how this nice thread attracted no comments. Anyway, I have done the SriGanesh!
     
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  3. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:Thank you from bottom of my heart. The FB 's might catch up as you an ardent worshipper of Lord Ganesh by drawing him live in pencil had read and commented positively.
    Regards.
     
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    @startinganew
    I was looking for kirthana information and remedy for disorders of stomach. And here i find "like " from you. Thanks for timely help which i consider divinely ordained.
    Here the link to listen to raga atana kirthana to please jupiter the lord governing all aspects of stomach as per Dikshidar.


    Name of kirthana : brahaspathe tarapathe
    Thanks for reviving the thread which stands truncated as of today. There are.many stalwarts among IL'ITES who enjoy carnatic music vocal and or instrumental.
    Regards.
    God from his DAMROO produced the 7 swaras.
     
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  5. Venkat20

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    Dear Mr. Thyagarajan
    thanks for sharing valuable information.
    Very nice Kirthana, mostly during Hunuman Jayanthi at Anjaneyar temple most of them sing this. One of the most favorite film song is fall in this Raga "yar tharuvar intha ariyasanam".
     
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    :hello:அன்பு @Venkat20 நன்றி. 1966ல் என் நண்பர்களுடன் பாடி பரவசமடைந்த நாட்களுக்கு என்னை நீவீர் அழைத்து சென்றமைக்கு!
    Thanks for transporting me to those days of 1966 when I enjoy singing with my friends.
    மாணிக்க வீணையே மரகதப் பதுமையே
    வைரத்தில் தோய்ந்த மனமே ...
    மதங்க மாமுனிவரின் மாதவச் செல்வியே
    மாதுளஞ் சிவந்த விழியே...
    ஆணிப் பொன் கட்டிலே
    அரியாசனத்திலே அரசாள வைத்த தேவி
    அறியாத நெஞ்சிலே ஓம் எனும் எழுத்திலே
    பிரணவம் தந்த காளி...
    யார் தருவார் இந்த அரியாசனம்
    ( இசை )
    யார் தருவார் இந்த அரியாசனம்
    புவியரசோடு எனக்கும் ஒரு சரியாசனம்
    யார் தருவார் இந்த அரியாசனம்
    புவியரசோடு எனக்கும் ஒரு சரியாசனம்
    அம்மா யார் தருவார் இந்த அரியாசனம்

    பேர் தரும் நூலொன்றும் கல்லாதவன்
    உயர்ந்த பேறு பெறும் இடத்தில்
    இல்லாதவன்...
    பேர் தரும் நூலொன்றும் கல்லாதவன்
    உயர்ந்த பேறு பெறும் இடத்தில்
    இல்லாதவன்..
    சேரும் சபை அறிந்து செல்லாதவன்
    சேரும் சபை அறிந்து செல்லாதவன்
    அங்கு தேர்ந்த பொருள் எடுத்து
    சொல்லாதவன்
    தனக்கு யார் தருவார் இந்த அரியாசனம்
    புவியரசோடு எனக்கும் ஒரு சரியாசனம்

    கருத்த நின் கூந்தலுக்கு
    கவி வேண்டுமா.....
    உன் காலிட்ட சதங்கைக்கு
    ஜதி வேண்டுமா
    ( இசை )
    கருத்த நின் கூந்தலுக்கு கவி வேண்டுமா..
    உன் காலிட்ட சதங்கைக்கு ஜதி வேண்டுமா
    சிருத்த உன் இடையாட இசை வேண்டுமா...
    ஆ... ஆ... ஆ... ஆ...
    சிருத்த உன் இடையாட இசை வேண்டுமா
    உன் சிங்கார கைக்கு அபிநயம் வே...ண்டுமா
    God’s presence felt in kungroo.
     
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    பாடி கேட்ட பேரின்பம் படித்து அடைந்தேன்
    பகிந்தமைக்கு நன்றி ஐயா
     
  8. vidhyalakshmid

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    I don`t know how I missed this thread. Very informative.Thanks.
    Hindolam ragam will cure joint related pains, read somewhere.
     
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  9. startinganew

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    Dear @Thyagarajan Sir, thank you for starting this thread. I come from a completely musically ignorant background. (never grew up listening to much music, when I try to sing a tune it sounds nothing like the original, etc)

    However I see my toddler showing such a keen interest and intense passion for music - that I am trying to educate myself in this regard. So your thread is very valuable to me in this regard!
     
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  10. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:Thank you sister.
    2. If you notice or even little indication of liking to a beneficial activity in your child Or even baby, your thoughts ought to be how to nurture it and provide the resources . Talent latent needs to be identified recognised and encouraged.
    3. As a music lover, I used to play tapes of music classic Carnatic hindhusthani of exponents in the arena. My kids began humming and developed great liking to listen which turned into passion, became close to their heart.
    4. Soon they had participated in music competitions and culturals winning blessings of many.
    5. More the exposure, faster the learning of the nitty gritty.
    All the best to your toddler & your family members who I trust would co operate to make your toddler a star in the days ahead.

    Regards.
    God creates every toddler with unique talent.
     
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