The Sound of OM, or "pranakasha evokes the sounds produced by the prana, the life-breath, as it vibrates in the inner akasha, the inner space. This unstruck sound, or anahata nada is what yogis listen to spontaneously resounding within their own beings. The many divine sounds resembling the cymbals, crickets, buzzing bees, the conch, etc. gather their attention and pull them deeper and deeper into meditation, thus allowing them to experience higher and higher states of consciousness."

(excerpt from www.pranakasha.com)

Indian classical music is principally based on melody and rhythm, not on harmony, counterpoint, chords, modulation and the other basics of Western classical music. The system of Indian music known as Raga Sangeet can be traced back nearly two thousand years to its origin in the Vedic hymns of the Hindu temples, the fundamental source of all Indian music.

Thus, as in Western music, the roots of Indian classical music are religious. To us, music can be a spiritual discipline on the path to self-realisation, for we follow the traditional teaching that sound is God - Nada Brahma: By this process individual consciousness can be elevated to a realm of awareness where the revelation of the true meaning of the universe - its eternal and unchanging essence - can be joyfully experienced.

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Nada = Sound in Sanskrit

 

-wala = suffix = person
Nadawala = Sound-dude
Indianized Music as presented by Dipak

"You must be the change that you wish to see in the world."

~Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."

~Charlie Parker


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