Methodically Used Sounds In Curing diseases (MUSIC)
I have heard people saying music is an inseparable part of every human life.. It is the basic necessity of every soul and many more dialogues… I thought its just the songs that come in cinema or the devotional songs that make music.. But many don’t even hear songs. So how is it inseparable..?I set out to discover how it works.. I cud make it out only from a baby.. J ya..!! recently I met a 8 month baby in bus ,she ignored me when I touched and smiled at her. But when I whistled, she gave a chuckle. Whenever I gave a sound she chuckled.It was then I realized any rhythmic sound is music, that makes u happy!!Then I understood the real meaning of music as is said in August Rush movie.. J
Now moving bit technically, music is made of tunes called RAGA .Any tune is a string of selected swaras or musical alphabets.As English has 26 alphabets music has 7 alphabets, Sa, ri, ga, ma,pa, da, ni , in Indian music and do,re,me,fa,so, la,se (or) te in western.Indian music is called carnatic in south or Hindustani in north.
Many people have used these swaras efficiently to create certain emotions through their tunes composed in various RAGAS. 3 people are recognized for their distinguished work in carnatic music and called Music Trinity – ‘ Thiagaraja, Muthuswamy Dhikshidar, Syama sastri ’ who were the contemporaries of western music Trinity –‘ Bach,Beethoven,Mozart’
Ragas and emotions:
Emotions are called “Rasas” in Sanskrit… They are:
Every RAGA invokes one or multitude of allied emotions…To name a few: (in carnatic music)
Mohanam,dhanyasi is for joy
Subhapanthvarali, sivaranjani for sadness but sometimes happiness
Shankarabharanam,Karaharapriya,Shanmugapriya,Behag, Saveri and Revathi : Bhakthi and equanimity
Sindhubairavi, Desh:Most of the times Romantic
Sahana: evokes a feeling of empathy, sympathy, pity, reaching out to a pained soul..
punnaga varali evokes the snake. It is mentioned in one of the music books (I forgot the title) that by playing Punnaga Varali, a small vibration is created on the ground, and that disturbs the sleeping snake!
AND SO ON…..
Whatever it is ,any raga of music invokes a peaceful an clear mind so always live with music…