Classical is a Temple

“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.”– Vera Nazarin

Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Finalist, a Dragon Award 2018 Finalist author, award-winning artist, publisher of Norilana Books, musician, philosopher, and creator of wonder.

Raga Jaunpuri is associated with Jaunpur where the raga is said to have evolved – at least that is what folklore says.

Jaunpur was an independent Sultanat in the 15th century which had a reputation of being a city dedicated to learning (ilm ka shahar). It was considered second only to Varanasi as a hub of music and musicians.

Raga Jaunpuri is a late morning raga.

My choice for Raga Jaunpuri is Sanjeev Abhayankar and Venkatesh Kumar.

Love all

(c) ram H singhal

Bathe in the truth

O friend!  hope for Divine whilst you live, know whilst you live,

  understand whilst you live: for in life deliverance abides.

If your bonds be not broken whilst living, what hope of deliverance in death?

It is but an empty dream, that the soul shall have union with Divine because it has passed from the body:

If Divine is found now, Divine is found then,

If not, we do but go to dwell in the City of Death.

If you have union now, you shall have it hereafter.

Bathe in the truth, know the true Guru, have faith in the true Name!

Kabîr says: “It is the Spirit of the quest which helps; I am the slave of this Spirit of the quest.

~By:  Kabir From: Songs Of Kabir Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

Kabir Saamagri

Kabir Das (IAST: Kabīr) was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib. 

Love All.

Compiled by : ran H singhal

Happy Holi 2021

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Happy Holi  to all . 

Holi is the Indian name given to festival of colors and it is celebrated on the full Moon day  . 

this year it is on 28 March 2021, and has a lot of celebrations of dance , singing and playing with colors and flowers.

Krishna, Radha and Companions Play Holi

Holi is associated with Lord Krishna playing Holi ,and the Holi song by Sobha Gurtu is one of the very best , listen and be blissful.

 Love all

(c) ram H singhal

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Expressing the Inexpressible

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley

Multani is a Indian Classical Music Raga . Multani belongs to Todi Thaat.

It is generally sung in the third prahar of the day, that is, around 1 PM to 4 PM.

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(c) ram H singhal

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Music ….. a journey of Creative Enlightenment

Traffic lights are good study point of 3 colors of light . Red for Stop , Yellow for alert and Green for start as well as Human nature and behavior.

Most of the people get ready like ” Formula One Race “

Race in Time has taken away Grace of Timelessness from most of the human irrespective of Gender .

Slow And Steady Wins The Race should have been Slow And Steady wins the Race with Grace.

Indian classical Music is the Race with Grace .

It starts with Slow Tempo which is Alap that is to have harmony with Space frequency to be with Time.

Flow is the second Part ( Jor ) that is the experience of Timelessness .

Glow is third part that is the Dance of Time on Timeless that is Enlightenment.

On 14 November 2008 , on the occasion Of Children’s Day celebration had honor of listening Divine singer Vidushi Shalmalee Joshi in my Home . it was truly the unfolding of Mystery and magic of Indian Classical Music …… a journey of Creative Enlightenment.

( Artist Impression of the live concert on 14 Nov 2008 )

Slow = The Alap (/æˈlɑːp/; Hindustani: [aːˈlaːp]) is the opening section of a typical North Indian classical performance. It is a form of melodic improvisation that introduces and develops a raga.

Flow = In Hindustani classical music, the jor (Hindi: जोर, [dʒoːr]; also spelt jod and jhor) is a formal section of composition in the long elaboration (alap) of a raga that forms the beginning of a performance. It comes after alap and precedes jhala, the climax.

Glow = Jhala (Hindi: झाला, [dʒʱaːla]) is a term in Hindustani classical music which denotes the fast-paced conclusions of classical compositions or raga. It is often characterized by the overwhelming of the melodic component by the rhythmic component.

Jhinjhoti raga is considered as “Ashraya Raga” of Khamaj Thaat OR Parental Scale. Since all the seven notes are used in the raga, its Jati is Sampoorna OR Septatonic.

This raga is generally performed between10.00 p.m. and mid-night .

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

Indian Ragas: Raag Bhimpalasi

Listening today this wonderful afternoon Music …… by very fine artists .

Bhimpalasi is an audhav – sampurna (consists of 5 notes in Arohana and 7 notes in Avarohana)  raga from the Hindustani music tradition. It is one of the most used ragas used in popular music today. 

Raag Bhimpalasi is sung in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm.

Raag Bhimpalasi is meant to depict the Sringara Rasa (Romantic Mood).

The Thaat of Raag Bhimpalasi is Kafi.

The Arohana of the raga is Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa’ (Ni and Ga are Komal).

The Avarohana of the raga is Sa’ Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa (Ni and Ga are Komal).

The Vadi is Ma and the Samvadi is Sa.

Indian classical music it self is a path of Enlightenment 360 Degree.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Language of the Spirit

“Music is the language of the spirit.

It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

– Kahlil Gibran

Saturday is my day of Music , Listens music everyday but particularly on Saturday listen either one artist from different part of the World or a Indian Classical Raga .

Today I was listening Raga Brindabani Sarang . Raga Time ( 12 pm to 2 pm ) it is a amazing science when you listen this raga in the times there are made for . here are some divine music , which I listened .

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

Enlightenment 360º

Enlightenment 360º is ….. Timeless Music in Time.

Today early morning listening this Timeless music of Time .

The Raga Dr. N  Rajam plays, is Malkauns, (Carnatic version is Hindolam) one of the greatest ragas in Indian Classical Music known for its serpentine structure.

Malkauns ( played after midnight between 12 am to 3 am ) is a serious, meditative raga, and is developed mostly in the lower octave. It effectively explores the internal perplexities of our mind.

Dr. N  Rajam is a supremo as a Hindustani violinist and nothing is superfluous in her rendition

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Cosmic Current of Creation

Children are Enlightened Masters but without Aware of a Source of Eternal Happiness and Wisdom which an Enlightened Master is aware of .

Yesterday after Her Evening prayer and Yoga , my Grand Daughter Mishka 7 years tells me that in Her opinion We all are One but Do not know How ?

Explained her with the Example Of Earth Atmosphere which is Source of Life for Everyone including me and her as well as all life on Earth.

Since all life on Earth breath from same Atmosphere so we are all connected so inside we are one family and outside we are all Balloons of Different colors having same air inside and together again we make a world family outside also.

During this discussion appeared a Mantra in my Mind which reads as : –
अयं बन्धुरयंनेति गणना लघुचेतसाम्
उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ॥

Meaning:  The distinction “This person is mine, and this one is not” is made only by the ignorant . For those who know the Supreme Truth , the Whole World is One Family

( The words वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् (vasudhaiva kuTumbakam) come from the मंत्र mantra VI-72 in महा उपनिषद् Maha Upanishad which belongs to sAmaveda tradition. ( Period 1500 to 3000 years BC )

Either people believe there is …..a Cosmic Current of Creation or People do not believe there is ….. a Cosmic Current of Creation.

Enlightenment 360º is ….. Knowing the Cosmic Current of Creation

Science is …..knowing the Multiple Uses of Cosmic Current of Creation

Believing and not believing  both are either Spiritual or Scientific philosophies.

Enlightenment 360º is …… Knowing that We all are a World family Inside and World Family Outside from the same Cosmic Current of Creation which was Before Start of Time and will be after End of Time also.

It brings this song also in Mind

Colored bulbs can not colour the Cosmic current of Creation .

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal