It was a delight to have been part of not only an extremely well presented Celestial Meditation & Healing Music Concert conducted by H.H Dr. Sri GanapathiSachchidanandaSwamiji and his talented musicians, but also of a world record in the making. Yes, history was made last night at the Concert Hall of the iconic Sydney Opera House, with the Guinness World Records recognising this concert to be the largest music therapy lesson with 1,840 attendees! We were fortunate to be among them, proud to have contributed to a record moment.
The healing power of music, called ‘Raga RaginiVidya’ by Swamiji, has been known to be effective with the influence sound vibrations can have on the cells of the human body and the subconscious mind, thus producing positive effects on health and well being. The concert was an eye-opener in helping us understand indeed how therapeutic music can be and induce peace and relaxation to the mind. Five different Ragas were played, aiming to touch and heal different parts of the body and concern areas. And sure enough, the soulful music touched people at different levels: physically, emotionally as well as spiritually.
Presenting the concert on Roland Synthesizer, Swamiji – a world-renowned performer of healing music – was accompanied by Violin Maestro Dr L. Subramaniam, Suresh Vaidyanathan on Ghatam, RamdasPalsule on Tabla , Jaitra Varanasi on Violin, Shankar Ramesh on Mridangam (percussion) and TadepalliNarasimham (Mani) as Keyboard Support. The end of the Nada Sagara (Ocean of Melody) Concert in form of indoor fireworks, confetti and the world record announcement transported us back to reality and the sound of soothing and healing music is still reverberating in our ears.
Article by Lalitha Chellappan