Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sruti generally refers to musical pitch. It is the near equivalent of a tonic in Western harmony; it is the message from which all the others are derivative. It is also used in the logic of grade pitches in an octave. While there is a countless number of sound falling within a size in Carnatic music, the quantity that can be notable by auditory perception is twenty-two. In this sense, while shruti is resolute by auditory observation, it is also an appearance in the listener's mind.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Carnatic music also spelled Karnatak music or Karnatik music is known as one of the Indian classical music. Its classical institution is from the south part of India such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
The main emphasis of the Carnatic music is on choral music. Carnatic music consist of two main elements ie,raga, the modes or melody, and tala, the rhythmic cycles.
Important elements of Carnatic music :
- Raga system
- Tala system
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Yoga is one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy, focusing on meditation as a trail to self-knowledge and freedom. Yoga is seen as a means to mutually physiological and spiritual mastery. Outside
5,000 year old carvings from the Indus Valley Civilization represent a figure that archaeologists think represents a yogi sitting in meditation posture. The sitting in a conventional cross-legged yoga pose with its hands resting on its knees. The explorer of the seal, archaeologist Sir John Marshall, named the figure Shiva Pashupati.
A seal from the Indus Valley Civilization, The first known written reference to yoga is in the Rig Veda, likely by the western scholars to be at least 3,500 years old. The Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali also converse the concepts and teachings of yoga.