#21-Vachaspati-The Raga that Exhilarates the Mind,Body and Soul

Vachaspati is the 4th raga in the 11th Chakra- the Rudra Chakra. The Rudra Chakra  marks the 11 Devas headed by Lord Siva (Aja, Dwasha, Ekapada, Triambake,Aparajita, Isana,Tribhuvana, Sambhu, Hara, Rudra and Ahirputniya).  It is the 64th Melakarta ragam in the 72 melakarta ragam system of Carnatic music.

The name Vachaspati  literally means Lord of Speech. The name is applied especially to Brhaspati, the lord of eloquence.  This raga is the pratimadhyama counterpart   of Harikamboji-the 28th mela. This is a Gana rasa pradhana raga and a sarva-kalika raga or all time raga. The raga has a totally relaxing and meditating effect.  Vachaspati offers interesting mix of emotions, primary bhava being Sringara. This raga has a distinctive melodic entity which is most pleasing for the ear.  A very  delightful soul stirring raga, Vachaspati comes alive with vibrant emotions and spiritual energy. The raga is addressed as a high energy raga as it invokes a sudden  rush of energy flow in the mind of listeners, capable of removing fatigue and promoting relaxation.

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One thought on “#21-Vachaspati-The Raga that Exhilarates the Mind,Body and Soul

  1. Thanks a million for yet another raga explanation.
    Wish you and family and all members happy onam.
    I never knew a ragam of this name, honestly.
    Let me download and listen the songs in this raga.
    Warm regards.

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