Bhajans/Devaranamas Audio 1

This is a set of 3-4 devaranamas, composed by Haridasas (Saint poets of Karnataka), discussed in English for an easy understanding for people across the globe. The songs under this episode: karuNaakara nee, Raaga kaapi, taaLa: Adi Composer: Purandaradasa karuNAkara neenembuvudEtakO bharavase illenage|| paripariyali ee narajanmavannittu                                                           tirugi tirugi mana baLalisuvuda kaNDu||karuNAkara|| kari dhruva bali pAnchAli… Read More

Moods/Emotions of Carnatic Ragas

The question is how does the effect of a sound or music create different moods? The ragas are so composed that the notes or Swaras are arranged in a particular fashion. For ex: in a melakarta raga, all seven notes appear in order both in the ascent and descent as well. Whereas, in the janya… Read More

Music- A scientific and meta scientific perspective

Introduction ‘Where words fail, music speaks’, – HC Anderson. HC Anderson was a famous musician and a Danish author is best known for writing children’s stories including “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ugly Duckling.” By its very nature, music is a powerful medium for communicating emotions to others as well as to oneself. Scientific evidence Let’s… Read More

Music And Noise

How is Music different from Noise? If music be considered as a treat to the soul, noise may be regarded as anti-music for it has an adverse effect not only on human body and mind but all living species on earth and the entire universe. But one of the most revealing facts which fascinates me… Read More

Brief Introduction to Ragas of Carnatic Music

The first classification of Carnatic ragas into mELakarta system dates back to 17th century, pioneered by Sri Venkatamakhi. The classification was made, considering 16 shades or variants of saptaswaras (unlike the 12 variants of Hindustani system) and hence as much as 72 distinct melakarta or Janaka/parent ragas were formed. Each parent/ Janaka raga has a… Read More