Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Music - The way to communicate with Lord .

saint surdas
              In indian society music has got huge importance as it is being used by various saints to praise the Lord.Music forms the way to make GOD happy & get his blessings.Our saints used to sing  Bhajans , kirtans , abhangas,Bharudas ,Sufi Sangeet etc which are termed as devotional poems & songs in praise of Lord.Indian society is responsible for making music what it is now to the world..
                 The saint "Surdas" who was said to be blind could sing songs of Lord Krishna & Radha, it is said that he had sung & composed more than 1,00,000 of devotional songs on krishna & radha,out of that only 8,000 is in records & available.He is best known for collection of his composition 'Sursagar'. One of  the famous name in Hindustani music is sangeet samraat "Tansen".His contribution to the world of music is priceless and is still worshiped by leading singers and composers of the world. He is believed to be the father of Hindustani Music.He was an extraordinarily gifted vocalist, known for a large number of compositions, and also an instrumentalist who popularized and improved the Rabab.Several of his raga compositions have become mainstays of the Hindustani tradition, and these are often prefaced with Miyan ki ("of the Miyan"), e.g. Miyan ki Todi, Miyan ki Malhar, Miyan ki Mand, Miyan ka Sarang; in addition he is the creator of major ragas like Darbari Kanada, Darbari Todi, and Rageshwari.Tansen also authored Sangeeta Sara and Rajmala which constitute important documents on music.Likewise ,Bajju Bawra was also the finest Hindustani Music singer  of that era .M.S Subbulakshmi is a name that is synonymous with the world of Carnatic music. This flawless singer whose voice had a divine power is the first singer in India to be presented with the Bharat Ratna, the highest award given to any civilian. M.S was introduced to Carnatic music at a very early age. She released her first album at the mere age of 10!.Some of her most famous works include Suprabhatam (Early Morning Hymns), Bhajagovindam (composed by Adi Shankaracharya praising Lord Krishna), Kurai Onrum Illai (composed by Rajagopalachari), Vishnu Sahasranamam (1000 names of Lord Vishnu), Hanuman Chalisa (Prayers to Lord Hanuman), etc. Any ardent fan of Carnatic classical music is sure to have all these and much more works of M.S Subbulakshmi.
These are some of  personalities who brought Indian Music To new heights

1 comment:

  1. We communicate with the Lord through music. This way ancient Indians used to praise the Lord. Who brought Indian Music to new heights? The answer can be researched by the professionals of paper writing service.