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Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda’s music explained

Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji

Music is a force that unites humanity the world over. Music has, for centuries, been known to have a pleasing appeal to both humans and animals. Music is a harmonizing factor in today’s world which is full of conflicts and tensions. Transgressing man-made frontiers, music sends the message of harmony, peace and brotherhood.

Sri Swamiji’s music transcends from an age-old tradition of Indian musical system, called “Raga Ragini Vidya”.  It is celestial in nature. The mysticism of His music is that it is aimed, not so much at the creation of harmony of musical notes, but a harmony of human mind, body and soul. And, what goes into the creation of such harmony is not so much the authority of musicology or the mastership in performance, but the flow of Spiritual Energy springing from the depths of His Transcendental Consciousness.

Sri Swamiji says, “…my way of rendering Music and Treatment of Ragas in general is not outside the frame of orthodox tradition. Music is considered as fourth “Upaveda”, namely – Gandharva Veda, in addition to Dhanurveda, Ayurveda and Artha Shastra. I use music as a means of spiritual energy transmission. Some Higher Force takes care of my process, once I decide to heal through Music.

Music of the right type helps in achieving relaxation by soothing the nerves and through that, peace and stillness of mind. There are strong indications and even concepts in homeopathy, naturopathy and sidha systems treatment that the mind of the patient be treated for physical ailments.

Sri Swamiji further says, “everybody likes music. One can meditate through music. We know so many stories about music. The ‘puranas’ say that music stimulates flowers to give scent and also animals to give milk, and through music our diseases vanish. All music is music, no problem, but the melodious tunes and soft melodies are especially effective, because each note corresponds to a nerve. Nowadays, so many people talk about healing music.  Though the sounds are capabled of healing, one must know how to operate them, how to heal, which notes, which ‘ragas’ to choose and at what time to play them. So many people do not know.

The knowledge about this is called ‘Raga Ragini Vidya’ or ‘Siddhi Vidya’. I think you heard about the ‘siddihis’ of Indian saints. Many people only know about miracles. But miracles are only a part of the ‘siddhis’. They are a kind of ‘siddhi’. Christ also performed miracles, Shankaracharya also performed miracles, many others also performed miracles. They are one part of ‘siddhi’. There are eight kinds of ‘siddhis’. Who has achieved the eight ‘siddhis’ is called a ‘siddha purusa’. These ‘siddhis’ are required in order to heal through music. Music when tuned to our nervous system produces miracles.  A crying child when given suitable sounds automatically goes to sleep. There are particular tunes, particular ‘ragas’, also particular instruments. You know about so many instruments — flute, violin, tabla, guitar, saxophone, etc.  Each instrument has some qualities. When you join the instruments, which nowadays is called orchestra, you get yet another particular quality. You can compare each instrument to a doctor; some doctors are specialized for the nervous system, some for the stomach, some for the heart. A general doctor is called a physician. Like this, each instrument is specialized for different nervous systems.”

Sri Swamiji’s music is famously known for its healing effects.  His music contains soothing and sometimes harsh tones too; both as part of the healing process.  His music elevates the level of consciousness of the listeners, helping them to experience inner peace and harmony.

Every individual represents an ‘aura’, and each musical note represents a dimension of spiritual energy.  Based on an individual’s nature, planetary positions, nature of illness and other factors, Sri Swamiji produces such a music, using suitable instruments and ragas, that is capable of producing the desired vibration and resultant healing.

Who is Sri Swamiji?

His Holiness Parama Pujya Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is the Founder Pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, India. HH Sri Swamiji has helped the world by His contributions in the fields of Yoga, Music, Spirituality, Social service, Veda and transformed lives of millions of people everywhere.

HH Sri Swamiji is a great force who preserves and propagates India’s ancient heritage. He has given innumerable speeches and led tens of thousands of bhajan singing sessions called “Divya Nama Sankeertana” with speeches from the ancient scriptures – Vedas, Shastras and Puranas. HH Sri Swamiji has encapsulated important aspects of all the scriptures in easy to sing songs called bhajans.

HH Sri Swamiji has established an academy for propagation of Vedic studies called Vedanidhi which trains Veda students, publishes Vedic texts and conducts annual examinations for Veda students by preserving very rare branches of Veda.

Sri Swamiji is renowned for His Healing and Meditation music and He is a divine guide who cultivates the ancient Vedic traditions and holistic living principles of Sanatana Dharma across the globe.

HH Sri Swamiji is a pontiff of Dattatreya sampradaya (lineage) and has established more than 80 ashramas and Dattatreya temples in India and all over the world.

Datta Peetham and it’s many branches have supported under Sri Swamiji’s guidance numerous social projects since it was founded. These include: food, education, shelter, job training and free medical help to the poor.

HH Sri Swamiji has conducted extensive research in healing effects of music and brought forth the ancient tradition of healing through music – called “Ragaragini Vidya”. He has conducted more than 120 meditation & healing music concerts all over the world.

All of the meditation music used in this video was played by Sri Swamiji and the bhajans were sung by His Holiness.