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DE – Raga CDs of the Months (10/2014): NADA – A Concept of Sound (part 1 and 2)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 19, 2014

NADA – A concept of Sound
– Part 1: Ahata – The external sound.

In Sanskrit means “Big sound”: Maha Nada. It teaches us the healing effect of the ragas. The complex set of rules for Ragas aim at only one aspect: to create one particular sound (nada). Our show of tonight deals with this external sound – ahata nada – as part one.

In an earlier broadcasting with the show “Nava Rasa-s, the nine moods of Indian Ragas” we experienced that the concept of beauty does not occur. The emotional frame is limited to love, laughter, pity, anger, courage, fear, terror, wonder and serenity.

Ragas not gloss over our sense of hearing, unlike in the visual arts. It’s about the experience of a higher reality and the truth, the genuine = Niranjana (the pure).

In Indian arts, e.g. music, dance and theater the acteurs are aware that the sense for harmony  is determined by the individual imagination and subtle perception of the viewer/listener. In the sound of the music only from the whole of matter, mind, emotions and life itself the creative element is visible. By the harmony of music the original is visible, and our human nature becomes visible, to. Harmony is perfection, a unit of truthful, unclouded perception by the perceiver. It is the Indian (or even Asian) understanding of self-realization. To experience this primary and the creativity of the universe in which God dwells, it is necessary an intellectual/menthal training.

dates of broadcasting…

part 1 & 2: 20 Oct 2014 – 04:00-06:00 pm EST (10:00-11:58 pm CET) @ Tide 96.0 FM (DE)
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NADA – A concept of Sound
– part 2: Anahata Nada – The inner (unstruck) Sound.

Katyayana (c. 200 BCE)

Katyayana (c. 200 BCE)

In Sanskrit, there exists the term Shabda (= sound or speech). Katyayana, the mathematician, Vedic priests and Sanskrit grammarian of the 3rd Century (BC), describes Shabda as “speech of eternal validity“. The sound in the human language thus contains both the causal principle, which is subtly placed in sound and expressing the true meaning in the sense of the word (speech).

Om (or Aum) is the syllable that is inherent in the human body as the first vibration and resonance of the non-dualistic universe. Here about Bhartrhari , a writer from 5th century described Shabda as the “inner sound“. Shabda is a unifying insight, identical with Brahman, the supreme consciousness. With Brahman a higher reality can be experienced. Shabda exists and resonates in every living being. It is a kind of fundamental tone in the world. This inner sound, Anahata nada, may be listened from a human with the “inner ear”. With sound yoga (= Nada yoga) and listening to ragas as the external sound – Ahata Nada – one can come closer to this “inner sound”.

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19-26 Oct 2014: Diwali (Deepavali)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 19, 2014

2014 Diwali Calendar, Deepavali Calendar

Diwali which is also known as Deepawali is the most famous festival of the year. Diwali is the five days festivity period which begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj. However, in Maharashtra Diwali festivities begin one day earlier on Govatsa Dwadashi while in Gujarat Diwali festivities begin two days earlier on Agyaras and culminates on Labh Panchami.

19th October (Sunday):

Govatsa Dwadashi
Vasu Baras
Panchang for Govatsa Dwadashi Day

21st October (Tuesday):


22nd October (Wednesday):


23rd October (Thursday):


24th October (Friday):


25th October (Saturday):

Raja Ravi Varma's Lakshmi (

Raja Ravi Varma’s Lakshmi (

During five days festivity various rituals are followed and with Goddess Lakshmi several other Gods and Goddesses are worshipped. However Goddess Lakshmi is the most significant deity during Diwali Puja. The new moon day, which is known as Amavasya, is the most significant day of five days Diwali festivities and known as Lakshmi Puja, Lakshmi-Ganesh Puja and Diwali Puja.

Diwali Puja is done not only in families but also in offices. Diwali Puja is the significant day for the most traditional Hindu businessmen. On this day, ink bottle, pens and new account books are worshipped. Ink bottle and pen, which are called Davat (दावात) and Lekhani (लेखनी) respectively, are sanctified by worshipping Goddess Maha Kali on them. New account books, which are called Bahi-Khate (बही-खाते), are sanctified by worshipping Goddess Saraswati on them.

The most auspicious time to do Diwali Puja is after sunset. The time period after sunset is known as Pradosh. The day of Diwali Puja is decided when Amavasya Tithi prevails during Pradosh. Hence no other Diwali Puja Muhurat is as good as Puja Muhurat during Pradosh even if it is available for one Ghati approximately 24 minutes (Source: 10/2014: Drikpanchang)

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