The Vijayadashami Festival
Vijayadashami is an important Hindu festival and is also known as Dussehra in many parts of India. This auspicious Hindu festival is celebrated every year after Navaratri with great pompous and fervor. Vijayadashami falls in the months of September and October every year.
Vijayadashami is celebrated for different reasons throughout Indian. In many Indian states, it indicates the end of Durga Puja and commemorates the victory and triumph over the demon Mahishasura by goddess Durga. In other Indian states, it is celebrated as Dussehra and denotes the end of "Ramlila" bringing to mind God Rama's victory over Ravan.
Vijayadashami in its simplest form is celebrating the victory of Dharma (good) over Adharma (evil).
Why Viayadashami is an auspicious day to start something new
As per Hindu Religion, Vijayadashami is considered to be one of the 3 ½ Shubha Muhurta’s (auspicious days). Over many years, it has been observed that any and all new ventures or businesses that have been started on this day have become prosperous.
In many parts of India, Vijayadashami is selected for:
Indian parents everywhere, typically, start their child’s learning activities during this time period.
Why children should learn Carnatic Music
Traditional music brings in abundant positives to the learner’s life and helps them in finding balance on many planes of existence. Among the various forms of music and art throughout India and the world, Carnatic music stands tall as the top choice for learners’ of South Indian music.
Music has become the connecting thread that links people of different cultures when they are not able to communicate with each other. It is a lifelong commitment and a privilege to learn the art of music. From time immemorial, music composers have become role models, and have impacted students and teachers alike with their music. It is amazing how one feels the mix of different emotions, like joy, passion, and sadness in a single song.
Here is a list of benefits that you or your child will gain while learning Carnatic music:
Stress Alleviation: Music is soothing, calms your mind, and this has been scientifically proven. It helps your to clear your thoughts and relieving you of stress.
Skillful Hand-Eye Interaction: Carnatic musical instruments make use of both hands to be played. Students learning Carnatic music become skillful in hand-eye interactions while they express their thoughts when creating music.
Mental Acuity: Carnatic music students have better mental acuity and are better at memory, interpretation, hearing, deductive reasoning et cetera. Learning Carnatic music helps students to develop listening, reflect, personalize, and carry out tasks with extreme accuracy.
Mathematics: Carnatic music is all about rhythm and melody. While learning pieces of music, students should be able to personalize and picture these notes and their positions across structures. When doing so, these form mathematical patterns, giving the creator a visual representation of their music. It is no surprise that Carnatic musician are better at mathematics than others.
Paying Attention: Serious Carnatic music learners listen keenly to their Gurus’ and develop great reasoning abilities. It helps them pick-up the nuances of Carnatic music with precision and differentiate between Ragas. Over the years, students have highly developed listening skills and this benefits them throughout their life.
Ethnic & Social Perceptiveness: Carnatic music has references to mythologies, initiating students to their traditions. Students are architecturally and spiritually stimulated when temples are in the backdrop of songs. Ragas evoke moods that transfer the performer and listener to places that are vibrate with peace.
Perseverance: Perseverance is taken to a whole new level because it requires hard work and discipline. Students override all challenges when presenting the hardest of ragas effortlessly while stimulating the emotions of their listeners. Students build perseverance by practicing irrespective of the situation. This helps them become more mature and better performers.
Individuality: Carnatic music provides ample space for creativity and individuality for the student to convey themselves entirely with a piece that has been rendered numerous times before. This allows the students to develop dynamic and vibrant personalities.
Benefits of Learning Carnatic Music at Raaga School of Music
Raaga School of Music believes in preserving musical and rich Indian cultural traditions by nurturing and teaching the coming generation of creative people. Our instructional and educational methods seek to shape and mould your passion for Indian and Carnatic Music into an eternal journey.
Our award winning teachers and artists, facilities, and world-class programs will help you take your nascent first steps into the world of Indian music. This is the best time to embrace Carnatic music and Raaga School of Music is here to help you in achieving this.
Join us this Vijayadashami and open yourself to a world full of art, mythology, music, and endless possibilities with our teachings and your creativity.
We welcome you to the world of Carnatic music with open arms!!!
The Raaga School of Music faculty Guru Sri. Raman Kalyan was recognized by the Embassy of India for his valuable service in making the "Learn from the Masters Series" successful.
Sri. Raman Kalyan has been a pioneer in his selfless endeavor to teach, encourage and inspire the next generation of Classical Indian musicians in this extremely popular art form. His online Carnatic Flute Lessons have received more than hundred thousand views in less than 6 months. These Carnatic Flute and Carnatic Voice lessons serve as an invaluable resource for enthusiasts, students and patrons that seek a better understanding of the Indian culture and various meditation techniques.
Classical Indian Music - especially the Carnatic (also Karnatic) music is one of India's unique civilizational heritage that many South Indians cherish and seek to continue here in the United States.
We are truly humbled and honored to have Guru Raman Kalyan on our faculty. He is a truly inspirational human being and very supportive of all students that want to continue this rich musical tradition here in the United States and worldwide.