Author: Ishan Gautam

Raga Brindavani Sarang.

There is a story in the Hindu mythology, in which, Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was brought to the Earth. He took the form of an idol in the holy city of Mathura, which, till date, is believed to be the place where ‘Kanha’ resides. But, what were the forces which urged lord to come to the terra? What could have been the element which had a reach till eternity? The forces were of devotion and the purest form of piety, which paved the path for the Lord to our abode. And, the main element of...

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BHAIRAV

Shiva, one of the Principle deities in Hinduism, is also labeled as the ‘destroyer’. The biggest irony lies in the fact that this deity of the cosmic functions of destruction, was believed to be the creator of the raga, whose depth has the capability to accommodate the streams of peace, seriousness, and serenity altogether. The raga came to be known as ‘Bhairav’, named on the fierce and destructive incarnation of Lord Shiva, named Bhairav. Want to know more about this immensely intense raga? Bhairav is a heptatonic raga, which is also the representative raga of the ‘Bhairav’ thaat. This...

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Guitar Accessories – A complementary good…

Guitar Accessories – A complementary good. While using an automobile have you ever wondered the importance of its regular servicing from your trusted mechanic? Well, it is, indeed, the most important step for ensuring proper maintenance of the automobile, which further ensures its minimum depreciation and maximum durability. A similar analogy can be drawn in case of guitars, where the servicing motive is fulfilled by a luthier (a person who fixes stringed instruments). Moreover, a healthy and well-maintained guitar requires a guitarist to be well equipped with guitar accessories. So, what comprises of a good stock of guitar accessories?...

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Yaman, The Raag of Tranquility – Raganation

Yamuna, the daughter of Lord Brahma, the Creator, is said to be one of the holiest rivers in India. Just like Ganga, this black beauty is also said to be the epitome of ‘tranquility’. Ever knew which raga must have been named on this river, and reason behind such nomenclature? Well, you already know by now – it is raga Yaman. This raga is said to be one of the most important ragas of Hindustani music. This raga is known for the creation of a ‘sky of tranquillity’, full of ‘stars of happiness’. Moreover, unlike the Yamuna, none of...

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The Grand Raag Darbari – Raganation

Guys, Do you know what is Pethidine? Well, it’s an opioid pain medication, known for decreasing the feeling of pain. Being opioid, it has a potential for addiction. So, what, according to you, could be a good substitute for it? What about raga Darbari? Yes, you heard it right. In a gynecological nursing home in Pune, making pregnant patients listen to Raga Darbari reduced the dosage of this drug from 150 mg to 50 mg (Reference below). Well, we all have heard that ‘music heals’, but, such an example of this statement lies way beyond our imagination. The question...

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