BREAKING NEWS:....PVAF'S vEDik PATH IN ALL ITS ACTIVITIES IS A MUST....CONFIRMED BY LEADERS OF veDik COMMUNITIES...
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on May 25, 2005

 

The four vED: rig, yjur, saam and athARv
came forth from
pRjaapti bRHmaa for Him to
design, create, sustain and cyclically recreate everything in the universe.
When lyrical rig-vED were set to
chanting mode with music,
it becomes
saam vED which contains svAR (musical notes)
for musical melodies.
-C L Ramakrishnan, former DGP, Tamilnadu,

All the 18 chapters of BHgVD giitaa
capture the essence of vED and upniSHD
 on which our life-structure has been built.
vED can be very much put to international use,
especially to curb terrorism,
as they have sublime influence on the mind.

- K Parasaran, former Attorney General of India.

'vEDik mind is not a closed or a frozen mind,
but open to new ideas, thoughts and insights.
Both Vedas and music are two vehicles
that could carry us well into the future,'
-
Pandit Ravi Shankar

Sarasvati

srs`vti-DEvii:
is the manifestation with naam (name) and rUUpM (form) in creation of the shkti (power) of knowledge and music
of creator bRH`m

Capturing Vedas Essence Musically
Source

From Hinduism Today: CHENNAI, INDIA, May 18, 2005:

  • "Vedas teach mankind how to derive instant and eternal pleasure and could develop instincts to live in harmony with nature" said K. Parasaran, former Attorney General of India.
     
  • "Both Vedas and music neither had origin nor could be separated from each other." Parasaran said  speaking on the subject of "Global issues as seen through the twin eyes of Vedas and Music" at a seminar organized by Vedic Sangeeta Foundation in Chennai recently,

 

Vedic Sangeeta Foundation managing trustee A K Ramamurthy felicitating former Attorney General of India K Parasaran at a seminar on Vedas and Music in Chennai. Also seen are neurologist Dr Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, former DGP C L Ramarkrishnan and musicologist Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao.


  • "Vedic hymns were the breath of God, containing gems of music in the chants of Sama Veda. The root of Indian music was centered around divinity and typically had dance, instrumental notes and vocals to form the basis of a comprehensive music," said Ramakrishnan, former DGP, Tamilnadu.
     
  • "Music therapy has been used to treat anxiety, depression and pain and certain ragas are recommended for patients," Noted neurologist Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas,
     
  • "Nadopasana (Nada: sound; Upasana: intense meditation) was the source of all music and traditionally represented divine music in worship. Knowledge of music without devotion was futile and in the Indian context it was not just for entertainment, but also for enlightenment," stated Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao, musicologist and director, American Institute of Indian Studies.

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The four vED: rig, yjur, saam and athARv came forth from pRjaapti bRHmaa
for Him to design, create, sustain and cyclically recreate everything in the universe.
When lyrical
rig-vED were set to chanting mode with music,
it becomes saam
vED which contains svAR (musical notes) for musical melodies.
-C L Ramakrishnan, former DGP, Tamilnadu,

All the 18 chapters of BHgVD giitaa capture the essence of vED and upniSHD
 on which our life-structure has been built.
vED can be very much put to international use,
especially to curb terrorism, as they have sublime influence on the mind.

- K Parasaran, former Attorney General of India.

'vEDik mind is not a closed or a frozen mind, but open to new ideas, thoughts and insights.
Both Vedas and music are two vehicles that could carry us well into the future,'
-
Pandit Ravi Shankar

Sarasvati

srs`vti-DEvii:
is the manifestation with naam (name) and rUUpM (form) in creation of the shkti (power) of knowledge and music
of creator bRH`m

Capturing Vedas Essence Musically
Source

From Hinduism Today: CHENNAI, INDIA, May 18, 2005:

  • "Vedas teach mankind how to derive instant and eternal pleasure and could develop instincts to live in harmony with nature" said K. Parasaran, former Attorney General of India.
     
  • "Both Vedas and music neither had origin nor could be separated from each other." Parasaran said  speaking on the subject of "Global issues as seen through the twin eyes of Vedas and Music" at a seminar organized by Vedic Sangeeta Foundation in Chennai recently,

 

Vedic Sangeeta Foundation managing trustee A K Ramamurthy felicitating former Attorney General of India K Parasaran at a seminar on Vedas and Music in Chennai. Also seen are neurologist Dr Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, former DGP C L Ramarkrishnan and musicologist Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao.


  • "Vedic hymns were the breath of God, containing gems of music in the chants of Sama Veda. The root of Indian music was centered around divinity and typically had dance, instrumental notes and vocals to form the basis of a comprehensive music," said Ramakrishnan, former DGP, Tamilnadu.
     
  • "Music therapy has been used to treat anxiety, depression and pain and certain ragas are recommended for patients," Noted neurologist Dr. Krishnamoorthy Srinivas,
     
  • "Nadopasana (Nada: sound; Upasana: intense meditation) was the source of all music and traditionally represented divine music in worship. Knowledge of music without devotion was futile and in the Indian context it was not just for entertainment, but also for enlightenment," stated Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao, musicologist and director, American Institute of Indian Studies.

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Framing God, VeD and music in a triangular mode, vEdik hymns were the breath of God,
containing gems of music in
the chants of Saama Veda.

From: NEWS TODAY: CHENNAI, INDIA, May 18, 2005:

Vedas teach mankind how to derive instant and eternal pleasure and by comprehensive interpretation of these ancient treatises of wisdom one could develop instincts to live in harmony with nature, said K Parasaran, former Attorney General of India.

Speaking on the subject of 'Global issues as seen through the twin eyes of Vedas and Music' at a seminar organised by Vedic Sangeeta Foundation in Chennai yesterday, Parasaran said both Vedas and music neither had origin nor could be separated from each other.

 'Without Sama Veda there cannot be music. Sanskrit language with its kavya alankara has musical notes throughout with eternal values and ithihaas (epics) like Ramayana teaches us how to lead an ideal life,' he said.

Taking a dig at the West, he said only now the world had discovered the need for 'chastity in men' as the way to prevent AIDS, whereas Vedas through the role model Lord Ram had propounded an illustrious character for mankind to follow for all ages.

For Vedas to regain its popularity, he said language hatred in South had to stop for without 'Sanskrit absolute knowledge is not possible.'

On another plane, Parasaran, explaining the concept of 'Indian couple', said unlike husband-wife pairs in the West, in India women were traditionally held in exalted status and men generally abide by the decisions of their wives as the latter were the torchbearers of the nation's cultural values for aeons. 'But we have lost all values, as even women Ministers and bureaucrats have become corrupt.'

'All the 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita capture the essence of Vedas and Upanishads on which our life-structure has been built. Vedas can be very much put to international use, especially to curb terrorism, as they have sublime influence on the mind,' he averred.

Framing God, Vedas and music in a triangular mode, C L Ramakrishnan, former DGP, Tamilnadu, said Vedic hymns were the breath of God, containing gems of music in the chants of Sama Veda.

Quoting German philosopher Max Mueller, he said it would be stupid to date Vedas as God does not have birth. The four Vedas ? Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana ? came forth from Lord Brahma through each of the four faces and when lyrical Rigs were set to chanting mode it becomes Sama Veda which contains swaras for melodies.


The root of Indian music was centred around divinity and typically had dance, instrumental notes and vocals to form the basis of a comprehensive music. 'Carnatic music lays emphasis on melody with sahitya (texts), whereas Western music has symphony to its advantage,' he said.

 

Though Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata were compendiums of Brahma, Artha, Kaama and Moksha, they were extrapolated over time, 'whereas Vedas, passed on through oral traditions, were maintained in pristine purity as nobody could corrupt them because of the self-imposed interlocking system in chanting of Vedic hymns,' Ramakrishnan explained.

Hence, one could find the exact similarity in Vedic-chanting across the country from Gujarat to Bengal to Kerala through the millennia.

Noted neurologist Dr Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, through a slide presentation on 'Mind, Brain and Music', illustrated both the right and left side of the brain were involved in composing, singing and memorising musical notes.

'Music therapy has been used to treat anxiety, depression and pain and certain ragas are recommended for patients,' he said. Denying the possibility of 'musical gene', Dr Srinivas said one could only explain the musical heredity of a family or an individual.

He was all for introducing music as an optional subject in school curriculum so that latent talent could be encouraged at an early age.

Nadopasana (Nada: sound; Upasana: intense meditation) was the source of all music and traditionally represented divine music in worship of Trinities ? Brahma, Vishnu and Siva of the Hindu pantheon, stated Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao, musicologist and director, American Institute of Indian Studies.

Knowledge of music without devotion was futile and in Indian context it was not just for entertainment, but also for enlightenment, he explained.

In his address, N Ravi, Editor, The Hindu, said both Vedas and music represent the vibrant living traditions of antiquity. 'Foreign scholars were amazed by the way Carnatic singers perform without musical notes as most of them are passed on through oral traditions with great fidelity,' he said.

To popularise Vedic hymns, Ravi suggested tuning the chants to contemporary music as done by the late George Harrison in 'Chants of India' composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar.

 'Vedic mind is not a closed or a frozen mind, but open to new ideas, thoughts and insights. Both Vedas and music are two vehicles that could carry us well into the future,' he stated.

Dr Va Ve Su, principal of Vivekananda College, moderated the session and A K Ramamurthy, founder of Vedic Sangeeta Foundation, welcomed the speakers and participants.
 



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