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  The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies - OCHS - Hinduism and Music
The Hindu sacred texts contributed in large degree to forming a theoretical basis for music to be recognized as a divine art that awarded all four aims of human life, namely dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), kama (enjoyment), and moksha (liberation), to both the performer and the listener.
This integral connection of music with Nada was "essential to Indian views of the soteriological significance of music, for music, as a manifestation of Nada, is seen as a mode of access to the highest reality." Music as such was viewed as both entertainment and as a personal vehicle toward moksha, liberation.
Hindu religious music incorporated a simple aesthetic that reflected back to these emerging Bhakti movements and their perspectives on music as a means toward communion with a chosen deity.
www.ocvhs.com /publications/papersarticles/hinduismusic.html   (5726 words)

 Indian Music Religious Music
Music was not treated as an integral part of the religious rituals but as a separate cultured and aesthetic activity.
Music, like any other art form, is created by people and is an expression of their lives and culture.
Thus, with the addition of music to the description of gods and goddesses and their lives, the listener can be transported from the ordinary world to a higher spiritual and moral world.
www.ipnatlanta.net /camaga/vidyarthi/Indian_Music_Religious_Music.htm   (1297 words)

 Indian Classical Music by Deepika Singh
It is a fact that today, classical music is not the most favored form of music for the general populace which tends to listen to the more "easy to follow" folk, and lately the pop form.
Besides the other qualities that assisted Indian music in a fight for survival were a highly scientific structure within which a musician could operate with total freedom, the aesthetic appeal of the music, the melodies and the unmistakable spiritual aspect of the music.
Music was being converted to a form that everybody could understand, and participate in rather than a handful of court musicians and the royalty.
www.boloji.com /culture/001.htm   (2812 words)

 Hindu music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hindu music is music created for or influenced by Hinduism.
The most common Hindu chant is "Om Jai Jagdish Hare." Gods are religiously chanted to often include Vishnu and his incarnations, Shiva and the Goddess (Parvati, Shakti, Vaishnodevi).
Very common scale in Hindu music is A-B-C#-D-E-F-G, which can be harmonized into a chord pregrossion and used in all kinds of ways, most notably in Led Zeppelin's "10 Years Gone".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hindu_music   (145 words)

 The Rhythm of Music - A Magical and Mystical Harmony
The result was the veena, a musical instrument, whose long neck represents the straight lithe form of Parvati, and the two supporting gourds her breasts, the metal frets her bracelets, and the most expressive of all, the sound generated by this instrument is said to recreate Parvati's own, rhythmic breathing.
It is not an exaggeration to say that of all implements capable of generating rhythmic music, the drum is the one imbued with the most mystery and potency.
Similarly, the tongue and its vibratory capability is extended by the means of the primitive reed that consists of a leaf or a blade of grass held by the fingers in front of the lips.
www.exoticindiaart.com /article/music   (3593 words)

 Malaysian Music - Foreign Music
The music of the Hindus at the present time is an inheritance from remote antiquity, many centuries before the Christian era, and is essentially different from that of the European nations.
Among the Hindus almost every act of life has some religious significance or is regulated by some rule or superstition, which has its root in their religious belief, and this religiousness gives a wealth of motive to musical expression.
The so-called " auspicious music " corresponds to our band music, and is used on all sorts of joyous occasions, as temple festivals, marriages, the ceremony of boring the ears of children for earrings, the first feeding of children with boiled rice, and many other functions of a happy nature.
www.tribalsmile.com /music/article_21.shtml   (2526 words)

 Kamat's Potpourri:Appreciating Hindustani Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is obvious that long before the evolution of the musical scale, the musical observers of antiquity, with their amazing observation and uncanny sense of hearing, ascertained the different gradations of musical sound from the calls of animate nature.
Hindustani music, as we know it today, is but a fusion of the old forms and the new, in which old values have been transmuted and even ancient themes informed, by the new spirit.
Compared to vocal music, it has to be conceded that instrumental music is not as varied in point of styles and vogues-and that, too, with all the tremendous variety of instruments.
www.kamat.com /indica/music/hindustani_music_101.htm   (4263 words)

 Haridasas and Music
Music resembles architecture but in the case of architecture all dimensions such as height, width, and thickness are linked together by numerical relations.
Music was practiced by the Rishis, Gandharvas, and other inspired mortals and was considered sacred, because it softened and refined the mind and elevated its devotee to the Creator of the Universe.
Music teaches men not to be self-willed and fanciful, but to see the beauty of order, the usefulness of rule, and the divineness of Law.
www.dvaita.org /haridasa/overview/hdmusic.html   (1594 words)

 Journal of Folklore Research - Book Notes
Through her wonderful work Music of Hindu Trinidad: Songs from the India Diaspora, Helen Myers answers these questions by tracing the history and the development of the musical traditions of the Indian community in Trinidad.
Chapters 6 and 7 are devoted to a folk taxonomy of musical terms and the history of Indian music in Trinidad.
Chapter 16 shows that music is central to the lives of the people in all their rites of passage except death.
iupjournals.org /folklore/book/hindu.html   (722 words)

 Hindu music - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hindu music The music of India is entirely monodic.
Legend celebrates the powers of the rāgas; e.g., a rāga associated with darkness could, if sung in the middle of the day by a singer whose skill was great enough, bring darkness upon the earth.
In the performance of the rāgas, great importance is attached to the gamakas, the ornaments, or graces, that are characteristic of this music.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-hindumus.html   (797 words)

 AllRefer.com - Hindu music (Music: History) - Encyclopedia
To Westerners it is the most accessible of all Asian musical cultures.
In the performance of the rAgas, great importance is attached to the gamakas, the ornaments, or graces, that are characteristic of this music.
Hindu music has, through its influence on the Beatles in the 1960s, enjoyed considerable popularity in the West.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/Hindumus.html   (575 words)

 Hinduism Today | Aug 1989
Hindu music always has had strong ties with mythology and religion and thus produced an art that is as different from Western music as Hinduism is from Christianity."
Today's musical infatuation built on the life and death of novelty is also attended by a spirit of aesthetic conscience among an unobtrusive few.
The traditional music they were taught and which they brought with them to the West has descended from the Vedas and is permeated with the essence of Hindu mysticism.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/1989/08/1989-08-06.shtml   (1287 words)

 Hinduism Today | Nov 1989
He believes that not only does the Indian classical music he plays have the power to open the heart chakra, it has the power to invoke the manifestation of God in a subtle personal form such as the Goddess Saraswati through the Saraswati Raga and Durgadevi through the Hindola Raga.
He may have received his penchant for music from his mother, who loved classical Indian music and from her early childhood desired to be a musician.
Sachdev notes that his music is exactly the same as that performed in temples by yogis and sages thousands of years ago.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/1989/11/1989-11-04.shtml   (1523 words)

 Goa Music : Goa's Traditional Konkani , Rave & Trance Music
Though the Goans have derived their music from the Portuguese, Goan Folk Music is a blend of Western music and Hindu temple Music.
The main feature of the music and musicians of Goa is their remarkable adaptability to the changing fortunes of their land.
Yet another popular form of Goan music is the 'dulpod', it is a song of joy, embracing all life (flora and fauna).
www.amchegoa.com /music.htm   (891 words)

 The Rebirth of Hindu Music by Dane Rudhyar - Foreword to the Second Edition
A remarkable performer of Hindu music and dance, Ragini Devi, the wife of a highly cultured Indian, Mr.
My first contact with Hindu music had been in Paris, early in 1914, when I met a young French composer, Delage, who had traveled to India and written a few lovely songs based on his remembrances of the vocal and instrumental music that had fascinated him.
The spread of phonograph records (there were hardly any of Asiatic music when I wrote this book) has allowed an increasing number of persons to gain at least a superficial acquaintance with non-European music; and music schools and universities have gradually begun to feature studies of Oriental music.
www.khaldea.com /rudhyar/rhm/rhm_f.shtml   (1126 words)

 The Hindu : Music & Dance / Events : Retaining the roots amidst globalisation
The hall was packed with musicians, musicologists and music lovers who had braved the rains to attend the music conference organised by The Hindu as part of its Friday Review November Music Fest, at the Taj Connemara.
In the field of music we have the wonderful contributions made by Ariyakkudi Ramanuja Iyengar to the modernisation of the concert form.
The Hindu wants to be true to this process of discovering modernity in tradition, and also celebrating diversity, attempting to find some unity and coherence in the midst of this unparalleled diversity.
www.hindu.com /ms/2005/12/01/stories/2005120100490500.htm   (2342 words)

 music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The technical aspects of music, such as theory, notation, and tone, are treated in such general articles as theory and musical notation, and in more specific entries, including counterpoint; harmonic; harmony; key; measure; mode; musicology; note; pitch; polyphony; rhythm; scale; syncopation; tablature; temperament; tonality; tone; transposing instrument; and tuning systems.
There are numerous articles on various musical forms, including cantata; concerto; march; nocturne; opera; oratorio; polonaise; sonata; song; and symphony.
In addition to such survey articles as concert; conducting; musical instruments; music festivals; orchestra and orchestration, there are separate articles on musical instruments, treated singly, e.g., clarinet; harp; trumpet, or in groups, e.g., reed instrument; stringed instrument.
www.bartleby.com /65/mu/music.html   (286 words)

 Exhibition on Hindu Culture and Dharmic Traditions - Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA
Hindu civilization is one of the most ancient civilization of the world.
Hindu Dharma is a righteous way of life based on accumulated wisdom of great sages, Vedas, Upanishads and Agams.
Hindus made significant progress in astronomy, contributed in mathematics (from zero, decimal system, various concepts in trigonometry, and even calculus).
www.hssus.org /content/view/139/108   (864 words)

 Hindu University in 2010 – Our V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hindu University (HU) will be a leader in all of the above three activities in 2010 by providing unique environments and opportunities not available elsewhere in the educational domains selected by HU.
Research in methodology to convey the message of Hindu scriptures: This research is very relevant to the key mission of the University, and the outcome of this research will be integrated in the functioning of the University.
Hindu rituals/symbolism and adoption of Hindu rituals in current social environments in different parts of the world.
www.hindu-university.edu /vision.htm   (1356 words)

 Hindu music — Infoplease.com
the ornaments, or graces, that are characteristic of this music.
Arabian music: Characteristics, Forms, and Instruments - Characteristics, Forms, and Instruments The chief characteristics of Arabian music are modal...
Hindu Temple Development in the United States: Planning and Zoning Issues.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0823756.html   (583 words)

 Myers, Helen: Music of Hindu Trinidad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Music of Hindu Trinidad is a fascinating account of the history and cultural significance of Hindu music that explores its symbolic, aesthetic, and psychological aspects while asking the larger question of how this music has contributed to the formation of identity in the midst of their great diaspora.
Myers details the musical repertory of Felicity, which is based largely on north Indian genres including the traditional Bhojpuri folk songs and drumming styles brought by the first indentured laborers in 1845.
In her engaging exploration of the fate of Indian classical music and new popular styles such as Hindi calypso, soca, and chutney, she even finds herself at the ancestral home of Trinidadian V. Naipaul in India.
www.press.uchicago.edu /cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/13069.ctl   (226 words)

 Chandra and David's Bhajan Page - The Hindu Devotional Song
Bhajan is an important part of a Hindu revivalist movement which swept through India during the Mogul period; this movement was known as the Bhakti movement.
Bhajan is difficult to describe musically because it is not defined by any musical characteristics; it is defined by a sense of devotion (bhakti).
Music of Hindu Trinidad : Songs from the India Diaspora (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) - by Helen Myers
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/bhajan.html   (596 words)

 Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Principles of Classical Music are present in the verses and recitation of the Sama Veda
Basic principles which govern rhythm, harmony and raga (melodic mood) are common throughout the classical music
A RAGA is a particular melodic framework or underlying potential structure somewhere between two modes and scales.
www.hindunet.org /music   (100 words)

 Hindu Youth Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hindus use music as an aid in their worship.
Whether shlokas or bhajans, Hindu music is inspiring and reflective.
From Suryanamaskar to Yogasana, the ancient Hindu exercies are designed to fulfil this goal.
www.hinduyouth.org   (206 words)

 online hindu Pooja,puja,poojas,homam and parayanam, Pooja at Indian Temple,Free hindu baby name and Free Astro ...
A Hindu can take legitimate pride in his cultural and religious background and in preserving its heritage.
Articles on Hindu culture, philosophy, sacred texts, and customs.Includes pictures of deities, holy-men, and discussions of such topics as death, initiation, and weddings.
Hindu cosmology, organization, religious life, worship, sacred literature, with a glossary, timeline and maps.
www.hindupurohit.com /hinduism.asp   (1398 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Hindu Times: Music: Oasis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hindu Times lacks the ingenuity of tracks such as Supersonic or Bring It On Down - they were catchy, instead of just forming a repetitive drone.
Unlike with the A-side there is no attempt made to placate the audience, and as a result the music actually aounds musical and bears up to repeated listening.
The Hindu Times just doesn't do it for me. I thought to myself, ok, give it a few listens, I did but I still think this song is crap to be blunt.
www.amazon.co.uk /Hindu-Times-Oasis/dp/B000063T2M   (1409 words)

 Hindu Goddesses : Saraswati - Goddess of knowledge and arts
Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and all the creative arts.
Saraswati usually rides a swan and sometimes a peacock, while playing music on a veena.
At www.sanatansociety.com, we promote the products of our associated teachers, artists and authors, as well as try to provide a financial basis for the online and offline teaching efforts.
www.sanatansociety.org /hindu_gods_and_goddesses/saraswati.htm   (597 words)

 The Hindu Music Fest begins on Nov. 10 - Sify.com
December is the peak music season in Chennai.
The Hindu has announced the schedule for its second edition of the November Music Fest.
For the first time, music buffs in Chennai can hear the haunting thumris and ghazals from this renowned singer on the opening day of The Hindu November Fest.
sify.com /carnaticmusic/fullstory.php?id=14325234   (571 words)

 Artistopia Music - Hindu Love Gods Email
"Hindu Love Gods" formed in Athens, GA in 1984.
During an all night (and supposedly drunken) studio session, the four recorded the album ''Hindu Love Gods'', without Cook.
Leaving religious music behind, but bringing its sound and his piano playing talents to the new music developing at the time, in 1954 he cut his first record.
www.artistopia.com /hindu-love-gods/email   (297 words)

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