Soothing Music for the Mooladhara Chakra
The Mooladhara Chakra, also known as the Root chakra, can be activated with the help of pure music and certain ragas. The musical instrument associated with the Mooladhara chakra is Shennai.
- Raaga Shyama Kalyan is obviously belong to Kalyan That. It excludes Ga and Dha in Aaroh and includes all the notes in Aavroh that’s why he is Odav-Sampurna Raaga. It has Tivra Ma in Aaroh and Shuddh Ma in Aavroh.
- The Raagas near to this raaga are Kamod and Kalyan. There is some doubts of Vadi and Samvadi notes. Some believes those are respectively Pa and Sa and some believes those are Re and Pa respectively.
( (*) indicates that this note is of Mandra Saptak (Low Scale) and (^) indicates the note is of Taar Saptak (High Scale) (k) for Komal Swar and (t) for tivra Swar- Click Here for more about Saptaks and Swars)
Vadi(lead) Note- Re
Samvadi(semi-lead note)- Pa
Jati (Type)- Odav-Sampurna (5-7 notes in aaroh-aavroh respectively)
Prakruti Ras(Feeling/Emotion)- Shringar Ras
Varjit (Excluded) notes– Ga,Dha in Aaroh
Shennai & Ustad Bismillah Khan
When it comes to discussing shennai, who can forget Ustad Bismilla Khan whose eyes sparkled like diamonds, blending playfulness and childlike innocence. His words were pearls of wisdom, whether he talked seriously about music or indulged in jovial banter. His heart was pure gold, and his shehnai tone richer than the biggest jewellery chains.
The late Ustad Bismillah Khan was a true gem. A Bharat Ratna in every sense.
The very thought of shehnai brings Ustad Bismillah Khan to our minds. Addressed as the Shehnai Maestro, he was one of the finest Indian classical musicians that India ever produced. Having played the shehnai for more than eight decades, he received national and international acclaim for his performances. The legend was born on March 21, 1916. Read More.