It has been moderate raining in Jaipur continuously since last night , so was listening Raga Malhar this morning , for a music lover it is not rain …… absolutely Bliss Rain.
In India, the ancient tradition that links nature and mankind is reflected in music that goes back 5,000 years. Certain melodies and rhythms, known as ragas, were to be played at certain times of the day, or during different seasons.
In February, 1977, as the first sound healer to go public, I was invited to meet one of India’s living treasures and master musicians, Dr. Sunil K. Bose, who was lecturing and performing a concert. He invited me onstage, and magic happened.
The focus of the concert was a guided meditation by producer Harriet Shaw to invoke rain during the 1977 drought.
Astoundingly, with no rain in the forecast, it rained shortly thereafter!
Music reflects cosmic laws and it is attuned to energies of the universe in which we live.
The Indian Classical Music Raga-Time relationship can be explained on the basis of the rotation of the Earth around the Sun.
The position of the Sun with respect to the Earth varies with time, leading to differential warming of the Earth’s atmosphere at different timings of the day.
Consequently, the atmosphere is set to distinct frequencies, which is in accordance with the heat-energy received by Earth.
When melodic frequencies or notes of a raga match atmospheric frequencies, the result is pleasing, mesmerising and magical.
Music, itself has originated from the naturally occurring primordial sound, ‘OM’.
An ancient Indian tradition inspired musicians to sing Malhar Raga to invoke the Rain God. It is a Prayer to all the five basic elements of the universe –earth, sky, wind, fire and water — because rain formation involves all these elements.
The prayer is for protection, conservation and preservation of nature.
(c) ram H singhal