Indian Classical Music



The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of scriptures, part of the Indian tradition, the Vedas. Samaveda, one of the four Vedas, describes music at length. Indian classical music has its origins as a meditation tool for attaining self realization. All different forms of these melodies (Ragas) are believed to affect various "chakras" (energy centers) in the path of the "Kundalini".

According to the legend, Brahma, a character of the Indian mythology, gave this music to his wife Saraswati. The Veena in her hand is the symbol of this music. Devi Saraswati is not just the knowledge herself but music as well. From Devi Saraswati, music went to Maharishi Narad and it seems to be a musical irony that the connecting link between the two is Veena. Guru Narad taught this music to Gandharvas, Apsaras, Kinnasas (the celestial musician and dancers). Music was destined to come to Man. Music was still in heave and those who brought it to earth were great scholars of music and great inventors and great researchers too. The relentless and continuous efforts of talented musicians are solely responsible for bringing heavenly music to mankind. These musical scholars and performers discovered science, scientific rules and methods, known today as classical music. The classical music is the scientific form of folk music.









Ragas make up the heart of Indian music The sound that radiates by itself is called SWAR Each instrument created a unique style according to its own performance and characteristics


Indian Classical Music Therapy