Music as meditation. How wonderful! Here is a whole online course in Raga.
Sangeeta is defined as ‘Samyak Geetam sangeetam‘ – a melodious tone and is mostly practiced in southern parts of India. It’s known that practicing music improvises the concentration level, thinking capability , grasping power and intellect. Overall, Shatriya sangeeta can transport a man from mortal state to a divine state.
There are 7 swara’s (series on musical note) , called “Sapta Swaras” , viz Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da, Ni. These swara’s have their own naming conventions :
Sa – Shadja
Ri – Rishabha
Ga – Gandhara
Ma – Madhyama
Pa – Panchama
Da – Daiwata
Ni – Nishada
Sa and Pa swara’s remain constant ie they are unalterable and are called “Prakruti Swara’s“, whereas swara’s like Ri, Ga, Ma, Da, Ni varies and are called as “Vikruti swara’s“.These Vikruti Swara’s have different flavors…
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