Music Therapy for Wellness

#10-Music Therapy and Stress Headache

# 9 – Musical Notes and Chakras

#8- 100 Ragas – Their Timings & Effects

#7-The Concept of Remedial Music

 #6-Music and Stress Relief

It is with great dedication and devotion I have composed this music for stress relief  .  This was done by me when a famous Ayurvedic group approached me and asked for a soothing music that could bring down the stress level.   This particular music is played during their Panchakarma Chikitsa session which is done during the morning hours.

When the Sun fades and all extroversion, entertainment, and distraction is denied to Man, the mind retreats into a state of meditative introversion we call sleep. Thoughts that are unfinished in the mind, during the day, continue throughout the night in the forms of dreams, striving towards their resolution, as part of the brain’s intrinsic mechanism to find order. In a sense then, sleep is Nature’s way of reuniting Man with him or herself, enabling that which lies dormant in the hidden recesses of the mind, to reveal and express itself in secure isolation from the world.

The dawn of a morning then, has tremendous significance. It is the first witness of the conscious mind to the revelations of the night. To many, the waking hours may express the calm satisfaction of a release, the relief of a burden, and a feeling of pious quietude. To others, however, the meditation of sleep may have brought to the surface of the mind, the most secret burdens of one’s life, and leave one in emotional turmoil. Therefore, if one were to provide a general description of the mood of a morning, perhaps it would be one of serenity and depth, holy, while simultaneously tinged with emotions ranging from great disturbance to supreme calmness.

A musical note has its own distinct psychological effect or emotion, and is also related specifically to a colour, mood, chakra, and time of day. Raga Bowli is chosen to promote relaxation and prevents the effects of chronic stress , promoting emotional well being and  maintaining positive mental health to begin the day. The slower tempo of Raga Bowli in the composition  promotes a calm and meditative state. Breathing and heart rate is altered by listening to the music – here it is Bhagavad Gita the Supreme Manthra and Chapter 9 Raja Vidya deeply penetrates in to the human system through the Ajna Chakra.

(Ajna Chakra – the third eye point-  this is the intellectual center where your intuition and imagination blossom. It encourages self-reflection and is related to mental clarity. )

Close your eyes and concentrate on the Ajna Chakra and imagine the Sarvaathmaswaroopa  Lord Sri Krishna   while listening to the music.

Wishing you All a Stress Free Life with Spiritual Enlightment.

  Download Bhagavad Gita-Chapter 9 Here


 #5-Raga Chikitsa -Its Effects and Timings

One of the unique characteristics of Indian music is the assignment of definite times of the day and night for performing or listening Raga melodies. It is believed that only in this period the Raga appears to be at the height of its melodic beauty and majestic splendor. There are some Ragas which are very attractive in the early hours of the mornings; others which appeal in the evenings, yet others which spread their fragrance only near the midnight  hour.

This connection of time of the day or night, with the Raga or Raginis is based on daily cycle of changes that occur in our own body and mind which are constantly undergoing subtle changes. Different moments of the day arouse and stimulate different moods and emotions.

Each Raga or Ragini is associated with a definite mood or sentiment that nature arouses in human beings. The ancient musicologists were particularly interested in the effects of musical notes, how it effected and enhanced human behavior. Music had the power to cure, to make you feel happy, excited,keep you calm, balance your mind and so on. Extensive research was carried out to find out these effects. This formed the basis of time theory as we know it today.

Emotions, feelings and thoughts have been reported to be greatly influenced by music listening or participation. Emotional experience derived from music has a powerful effect on the formation of one’s moral and intellectual outlook. Music activities enhance imagination & creative thinking.

Here is a humble attempt from my part to list the ragas with their therapeutical effects and  the appropriate time at which these ragas should be listened. This list will be updated as and when I come across any new raga with their effects and timings.  Most of the raga timings given here are taken from variuos sources. The sources include Sangeetha Sampradaya Pradarshini written by Sri Subbarama Deekshithar,References from the The Raga Guide -A Survey of 74 Hindustani Ragas, times given as per the seminar papers presented by various experts in the field of Music Therapy.

It is in the form an excel worksheet. Readers can download or view it online. 🙂

The 24 hour period is divided into 8 beats each three hours long, as follows:  

The 24 hour period is divided into 8 beats each three hours long, as follows:
1. 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. first beat of the day. Daybreak; Early Morning; Morning;
2. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2nd beat of the day. Late Morning; Noon; Early Afternoon;
3. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 3rd beat of the day. Afternoon; Late Afternoon;
4. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 4th beat of the day. Evening Twilight; Dusk (sunset);Early Evening;
5. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. first beat of the night. Evening; Late Evening;
6. 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. 2nd beat of the night. Night; Midnight;
7. 1 a.m. – 4 a.m. 3rd beat of the night. Late Night
8. 4 a.m. – 7 a.m. 4th beat of the night. Early Dawn; Dawn (before sunrise); Morning Twilight

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#4-Raga Chikitsa

Simply defined, Raga Chikitsa means “healing through the use of raga.” Raga Chikitsa is defined as “the knowledge of how to use raga for the purposes of healing. Fundamental features of Raga Chikitsa is the classification of the ragas based on their elemental composition (ether, air, fire, water, earth) and the proper use of the elements to balance the nature of the imbalance.

Ragas are closely related to different parts of the day acording to changes in nature and development of a particular emotion, mood or sentiment in the human mind. Music is considered the best tranqulliser in modern days of anxiety, tension and high blood pressure.

It is believed that the human body is dominated by the three Doshas – Kaph, Pitta and Vata. These elements work in a cyclic order of rise and fall during the 24 hour period. Also, the reaction of these three elements differ with the seasons. Hence it is said that performing or listening to a raga at the proper allotted time can affect the health of human beings.

Raga and its Effects

Kafi Raga  – Evokes a humid, cool, soothing and deep mood

Raga Pooriya Dhansari (Hamsanandi-Kamavardini ) –  evokes sweet, deep, heavy, cloudy and stable state of mind and prevents acidity..

 Raga Mishra Mand – has a very pleasing refreshing light and sweet touch

 Raga Bageshri  – arouses a feeling of darkness, stability, depths and calmness. This raga is also used in treatment of diabetes and hypertension

Raga Darbari (Darbari Kanada) –  is considered very effective in easing tension. It is a late night raga composed by Tansen for Akbar to relieve his tension after hectic schedule of the daily court life.

Raga Bhupali and Todi –  give treamendous relief to patients of high blood pressure.

Raga Ahir-Bhairav (Chakravakam) –  is supposed to sustain chords which automatically brings down blood pressure. 

Raga Malkauns and Raga Asawari (natabhairavi) –  helps to cure low blood pressure.

  Raga Tilak-Kamod (Nalinakanti), Hansdhwani, Kalavati, Durga(Suddha Saveri) -evoke a very pleasing effect on the nerves.

Raga Bihag, Bahar (Kanada), Kafi & Khamaj – For patients suffering from insomnia and need a peaceful sonorous sleep. Useful in the treatment of sleep disorders.

Raga Bhairavi –  Provides relief  T.B, Cancer, Severe Cold, Phlegm,  Sinus, toothache .

Raga Malhar – Useful in the treatment of asthma and sunstroke.

Raga Todi, Poorvi & Jayjaywanti  – Provides relief from cold and headache.

Raga Hindol & Marava  – These ragas are useful in blood purification.

Raga Shivaranjani –  Useful for memory problems.

Raga Kharahara Priya – strengthens the mind and relieves tension. Curative for heart disease and nervous irritablility, neurosis, worry and distress.

Raga Hindolam and Vasantha  – gives relief from Vatha Roga, B.P, Gastritis and purifies blood.

Raga Saranga  – cures Pitha Roga.

Raga Natabhairavi – cures headache and psychological disorders.

Raga Punnagavarali , Sahana  – Controls Anger and brings  down violence

Raga Dwijavanthi – Quells paralysis and sicorders of the mind

Raga Ganamurte – Helpful in diabetes

Raga Kapi – Sick patients get ove their depression, anxiety. Reduces absent mindedness

Raga Ranjani – helps to cure  kidney disorders

Raga Rathipathipriya – Adds strengh and vigor to  a happy wedded life. This 5-swara raga has the power to eliminate poverty. The prayoga of the swaras can wipe off the vibrations of bitter feelings emitted by ill will.

Raga Shanmukhapriya –  Instills courage in one’s mind and replenishes the energy in the body. ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page). Suitable for singing and listening at all times as per Sangitha Sampradaya Pradarshini written by Subbarama Deekshithar

Raga SindhubhairaviFor a Healthy Mind and Body, Love & Happiness, Gentleness, Peace & Tranquillity ,Serenity ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page)Suitable for singing and listening at late night (1 am – 4 am)

 Raga Hameerkalyani – This particular Hindusthani coloured raaga, one with great therapeutic value relaxes tension with its calming effect and brings down BP to normal 120/80. ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page)

Raga Brindavana Saranga – For Wisdom, Success, Knowledge , Joyfulness  and Greater Energy ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page)

Raga Mohana –  Useful for the treatment of migraine headache. ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page) Suitable for singing and listening at evening (7 pm- 10 pm)

Ragas Charukesi, Kalyani (all time raga),Sankarabharanam(evening raga) and Chandrakauns  is considered very helpful for heart aliments .(Raga Charukesi – Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page . Suitable for singing and listening at all times as per Sangitha Sampradaya Pradarshini written by Subbarama Deekshithar

Raga Ananda Bhairavi- Supresses stomach pain in both men and women. Reduces kidney type problems. Controls blood pressure ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page)

Raga Amrutavarshini – Ushana vyathi nasini ( alleviates diseases related to heat) ( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page)

Raga ReethigowlaA raga that bestows direction when one seeks it.( Available for download in Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page)

Raga Madhyamavati – Clears paralysis, giddiness, pain in legs/hands, etc. and nervous complaints.

The power of  musical vibrations connects in some manner all things and all beings and all beings in the universe on all plants of existence.  The human body has 72,000 astral nerves (Nadis) which incessantly vibrate in a specific rhythmic pattern. Disturbance in their rhythmic vibration is the root cause of disease. The musical notes restore their normal rhythm, there by bringing about good health.

Listen with your heart and not your intellect. 🙂


 #3-Therapeutic Evaluation of the Classical Ragas

Singing or engrossed listening of Raga Bhairavi has been found to uproot the diseases of kapha dosha e.g. asthma, chronic cold, cough, tuberculosis, some of the sinus and chest related problems etc. Raga Asavari is effective in
eliminating the impurities of blood and related diseases. Raga Malhar pacifies anger, excessive mental excitements and mental instability. Raga Saurat and raga Jaijaivanti have also been found effective in curing mental disorders and calming the mind. Raga Hindola helps sharpening the memory and focussing mental concentration. It has been proved effective in curing liver ailments.

Apart from the classical ragas played on musical instruments, the rhythmic sounds of temple bells and shankha (conch shell or bugle) produced during devotional practices have also been found to have therapeutic applications.

A research study in Berlin University showed that the vibrations of the bugle sound could destroy bacteria and germs in the surroundings. More specifically, it was found that if the shankha is played by infusing (through the mouth) twenty-seven cubic feet of air per second, within a few minutes it will kill the bacteria in the surrounding area of twenty-two hundred square feet and inactivate those in about four-hundred square feet area further beyond.

Dr. D. Brine of Chicago had treated hundreds of cases of hearing impairments/ deficiencies by making the patients play or listen to the sounds of shankha played rhythmically at appropriate (as per the case) pitch and intensity.

MUSIC THERAPY – ” For – Brain, Body & Soul “

The entire concept of Music Therapy is experimental.  For me it is a kind of YOGA,which acts upon the human organism and awakens and develops their proper functions to extent of self-realisation.

Music therapy is a scientific method of effective cures of disease through the power of music. It restores, maintains and improves emotional, physiological and psychological well being. The articulation, pitch, tone and specific arrangement of swaras (notes) in a particular raga stimulates, alleviates and cures various ailments inducing electro magnetic change in the body.

 Music is basically a sound or nada generating particular vibrations which moves through the medium of ether present in the atmosphere and affects the human body. Music beats have a very close relationship with heart beats. Music having 70-75 beats per minute equivalent to the normal heart beat of 72 has a very soothing effect. Likewise rhythms which are slower than 72 beats per minute create a positive suspense on the mind and body. Rhythms which are faster than the heart rate excite and rejuvenate the body.

History Says:

The history of Carnatic music says that the system of Mayamalava Gowlai was introduced by the blessed musician, Purandaradasar. This raga has the potency to neutralise the toxins in our body. Practising this raga in the early hours of the morning, in the midst of nature, will enhance the strength of the vocal chords.

In India, saint musician Thyagaraja is said to have brought a dead person back to life with Bilahari raaga, and Muthuswamy Dikshitar cured stomach aches with his Navagraha Kritis. In our own times Pt Omkarnath Thakur is said to have cured Mussolini of his insomnia with a song.

Kollegal.R.Subramaniam , a great musician wrote , “According to the Sangita Sastra, the 72 Melakarta Ragas control the 72 important nerves. If one sings with devotion adhering to lakshana and sruti sudhi, the Raga Devatas shower blessings, injecting the particular nerve in the human body which shall give needed relief in due course”. By singing the 72 Melakarta ragas, stomach operation can be avoided and ailment cured.


Research  has shown us that music does have  healing effects .They stimulate the brain, ease tension and remove fatigue. The effect of Music Therapy may be immediate or slow, depending upon number of factors like the subject, his mental condition , environment and the type of Music, selected for having the desired effect. Music Therapy largely depends on individual needs and taste.  Before using music as Therapy it must be ascertained which type of music is to be used. The concept of Music Therapy is dependent on correct intonation and right use of the basic elements of music. Such as notes [swara] rhytym, volume ,beats, and piece of melody. There are countless ‘Ragas’ of course with countless characteristic peculiarities of their own. . That is why we can not establish a particular Rag for a particular disease . Different types of Ragas are applied in each different case .

What is the effect of music on Brain waves?

Music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, and a slower tempo promoting a calm and meditative state.The changes in the brain waves brings about changes in other bodily functions as well. Breathing and heart rate can be altered by music. That may be one of the reasons why listening to music promotes relaxation and prevents the effects of chronic stress.

The photo shown below was taken on 25th Aug.2005. The  quartet of one- and two-day-old babies listen to classical music as part of an experimental program. Doctors at Kosice-Saca Hospital, the first private hospital in Slovakia, believe that music therapy helps newborns reduce stress and stay healthy. Shortly after birth, infants receive five 20-minute music sessions each day. Doctors found that while the tikes are tuned in, most of them fall asleep or lie quietly.

Effect of Music Therapy on Cancer Patients

It is  my deep ambition to develop music for use in  the Pain and Palliative Wards  to get  relief from PAIN . Experts say ” music reduces pain”, and  this is  a proven statement as Music  cause the body to release endorphins (hormones that counteract pain).

A Music Therapy program has the potential to improve a cancer patient’s physical and emotional well-being by providing a distraction during treatment, thus decreasing stress, pain, and anxiety levels. Eighty percent (80%) of cancer patients will sense their stress, pain, and anxiety levels decreased because they participated in Music Therapy.


#2-Effect of Saptaswaras and Chakra Meditation


The physical body is ensheathed by auric field in which seven major chakras (invisible to the naked eye) are present. The seven chakras are Sahasrara, Ajna, Vishusdhi, Anahatha, Manipura, Swadhishtana and Mooladhara. Each chakra is associated with an endocrine gland and controls specific organs.  Each swara resonates with one major chakra. When each note is sung concentrating on the shruthi, vibration of the corresponding chakra can be experienced. According to an ancient Indian text, Swara Sastra, the seventy-two melakarta ragas (parent ragas) control the 72 important nerves in the body. It is believed that if one sings with due devotion, adhering to the raga lakshana (norms) and sruti shuddhi, (pitch purity) the raga could affect the particular nerve in the body in a favourable manner.  The vibration of the notes activate a chakra and through the nadis emanating from the chakras, the organ at the side of the disease begins the healing process.

Learning Music at a young age

Music is basically a sound or nada generating particular vibrations which moves through the medium of ether present in the atmosphere and affects the human system. So music is a power or universal energy in the form of ragas. Enhanced vibration of seven major chakras keeps the mind and body in good health. It increases concentration, memory, makes the mind disciplined and spiritual. Music can be a cure if the singer/listener choses the raga based on which chakras he wants to concentrate on. Hence while singing/listening, based on the dominant swaras in that raga, the corresponding chakras vibrate more. The singer/listener should concentrate on the chakra while singing/listening. Teaching music at the tender age has several advantages. The child is born with all the chakras. But it is the Mooladhara chakra, which starts functioning even at birth. As the child grows, the other 6 chakras start functioning one by one from Mooladhara to Sahasrara chakra and by 21 years, the development process is complete. So teaching music at a young age purifies the body, mind and soul and lays the foundation for a healthy future. Academic brilliance and morality are automatically inculcated in such children. To make our children lead a healthy life, teach them music at a tender age and make it part of curriculum. Music is also one form of meditation, which enhances the power of chakras by raising Kundalini shakthi.

Symphonies of raga have a definite soothing effect on the mind as well as on the body. Repeated listening to the particular raga being chosen for a particular disease produces a network of sound vibration. Energy from URF (universal energy field) to HEF(human energy field) transmitted by the strokes of the different tones of raga affects the CNS (Central nervous system) because the roots of the auditory nerves are more widely distributed and have more connections than any other nerves in the body.

Sapthaswaras and Saptha Chakras

The ascending and descending order in which the swaras is sung is called arohanam and avarohanam. “Sa” shadjam is the basic note of all ragas. It is not only the inter relationship between the notes that define a raga  but also the relationship of these notes to the basic note (aadhara shadjam).  A noteworthy feature is, even though the raga is built on the basis of a sequence of swaras, the drone of the tambura will be spelling out the aadhara shadja all the time, loud and clear so that the reliance is constantly maintained. So there cannot be a raga without the aadhara shadja. So this shadjam increases the vibration of the mooladhara chakra which is for survival. Kundalini shakthi – shakhti in coiled form exists at the tip of the backbone. Increased vibrations of Mooladhara chakra by repeating Shadjam raises kundalini shakthi. Once Kundalini shakthi is awakened, the energy starts moving through shushumna nadi (spinal cord) towards the sahasrara chakra where Lord Shiva resides.  For smooth passage of the shakthi, each note is sung in ascending order (as in arohanam). Then ‘Sa’ raises kundalini shakthi at mooladara chakra , Ri – back swadhishtana chakra , Ga – back manipura chakra, Ma- back anahatha chakra, Pa – back vishudhi chakra, Dha – back ajna chakra,  Ni – sahasrara chakra, Sa – cosmos.  Now Avarohanam, notes sung in descending order connects cosmos and reinforces lord shiva’s shakthi at the sahasrara chakra and the combined shiva shakti circulates through front chakras increases the divine power in corresponding chakras ie..Sa- Cosmos, Ni – sahasrara chakra, Dha- Ajna chakra, Pa – Vishudhi chakra, Ma-Anahatha chakra, Ga- manipura chakra, Ri –swadhishtana chakra, Sa – Mooladhara chakra and Ni- Mother earth. This swara garland by singing makes the body receive the energy from mother earth (ni lower octave) and Cosmos,( sa at upper octave). While sitting on the ground, energy from the mother earth reaches the mooladhara chakra increasing its vibration, which is solely for the survival.

Within the set of swaras, some play a major role and some less. There are some swaras which dominate and stay persistently -nyasa swaras. There are some ragas which have a special impact if they are initiated at a certain specific swaras. For instanse, a raga like Atana generally commences at the higher octave with the combination of the swaras – sa ri sa ni sa dha dha; or raga like anandhabhairaviin the middle octave with the swaras pa dha pa ma dha pa ma pa ma ga ri ga. or ritigowla with ni dha ma ga ri ga. Jiva swaras which lends life should be highlighted. They are the dhivata in Atana, antara gandhara in kalyani, madhyama and gandhara in hindola.

#1-How Music Helps ?

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on body and mind

Brain waves: Music with a strong beat can stimulate brainwaves to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, and a slower tempo promoting a calm and meditative state.

Breathing and heart rate: The changes in the brain waves brings about changes in other bodily functions as well. Breathing and heart rate can be altered by music. That may be one of the reasons why listening to music promotes relaxation and prevents the effects of chronic stress.

State of mind: Music is very much useful in warding off depression and anxiety. Thus, music promotes emotional well being and in maintaining positive mental health.

Is there any particular raga which has brought down the illness of a particular patient to a remarkable level? The answer is YES.

Yes. Anandabhairavi raga is said to be proved to bring down the BP level.

The real life demonstration was done by the Late Great Violin Mastreo Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. He was once preparing to show the remedial power of Ananda Bhairavi. The great poet Kannadasan had challenged in public to test his blood pressure after hearing Ananda Bhairavi from the great musician’s violin. But Kannadasan who promised to preside over a function became ill with hypertension. Cajoled by the organisers he reluctantly came  to the function and  requested Sri. Kunnakudi Vaidynathan to render any raga, which could soothe him. The great musician played Ananda Bhairavi elaborately. At the close of the concert, Kannadasan came up to the dais and announced that he was feeling much better. Ananda Bhairavi has such soothing effect.

Mental Illness

 The power of Sankarabaranam is incredible. It cures mental illness, soothes the turbulent mind and restores peace and harmony. Sankarabaranam, if rendered with total devotion for a stipulated period, can cure mental disorders said to be beyond the scope of medical treatment. Similarly DarbariKanada and Mohanam also helps to soothe turbulent mind and migraine headaches.


Activation Of The Manipooraka Chakra To Stimulate Secretion Of Insulin Raga Bageshree, Chandrakauns.

There is a growing awareness that ragas could be a safe alternative for many medical interventions. Music improves the immunity of the body. It has been observed that medical treatment with Music Therapy has reduced the intake of antibiotics and pain killers over a period of time.  Simple iterative musical rhythms with low pitched swaras, as in bhajans and kirtans are the time-tested sedatives.

Music will help improving human SOUL for collaborative learning for total life. SOUL will be grown by See, Observe, Understand, and Learn from human nature including sound with sense. It is necessary that a group of exponents in Indian ragas join experts in medical field to help evolving a scientific system of raga therapy for the most common illness of the modern times: Stress and Stress-Related Disorders and Cancer.

205 thoughts on “Music Therapy for Wellness

  1. Well researched article, substantiated as necessary! It is very interesting and enlightening to read.
    This goes to show that our ancestors definitely had a lot of knowledge that we have just squandered away over the ages!
    Hope the suggested collaboration between music experts and medical experts does happen.


  2. Individual’s agreement or disagreement does not matter. It is a subject to be deeply contemplated and experienced. You have to slowly learn to open the gateways of your soul through a competent person. Hope God will bless you towards this direction.

  3. An informative article anuradha.As a gerontologist,I find it rather interesting.Could you please send your email id?

  4. Simply desire to say your article is amazing. The clarity in your post is simply great and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  5. I hope you aquired a wast knowledge, thanks for awakening us, God bless you. Please keep posting. Could I RSS so that i will updated.

    • Hello Rajamallu

      Welcome to my blog. I have not acquired a vast knowledge in this subject. Every day i am learning something new relating to ragas. Still i have to go a long way. I know very little about this subject and I just experience the bliss of raga devathas whenever i am singing or listening to a composition in a particular raga. Any person with a heart for implicit dedication in music can feel this bliss and divinity. Just press the subsribe button for updates in my blog. Have a happy stay..

    • I have not done any music therapy course though i am slowly learning about this subject in my own way. I think an institution in Chennai is offering courses for Music Therapy. Just google and find out which is the institution. But more than that, you should know about ragas and experience yourself its influence on you.

  6. This is really great, To people talking about debatable. they can go home and sleep with peace, we don’t want that kind of dry intellect id***s, most of the so called “modern education” destroyed our great knowledge and culture not any more. May GOD Bless Anuradhaji for making this knowledge open.

  7. Respected Anuradhaji, Congress on writing wonderful article.offering You a good wishes on “Makar-SancratI”. Can You Give Me A little Bit Intellince ?
    Vijay Tare

    • Hello Sri Punidhavelu

      Welcome to this blog. I have already uploaded 14 ragas in the Carnatic Raga Appreciation Page which is free to download. It is categorised as Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Instrumental and Devotionals and Film Music on specific ragas. Kindly visit the page and know more about these ragas and download to your heart’s content.

      I am not selling these ragas here. With whatever little I know i am just putting up a write up on a specfic raga and uploading songs raga wise. My only request to the visitors is not to make it commercial by downloading all these ragas and later selling it. There is lot of hardwork, time and money spent behind these raga research. This is a small contribution from my side to all those musically inclined divine souls for spiritual and physical well being.

  8. Hello Anuradha,

    A neatly laid out article on the effect of specific ragas on the human body; precisely what I was looking for. Keep up the good work. Expecting more such interesting articles in the future

  9. Madam

    Very good effort. Ours is a music family and we could really enjoy all what has been stated. Since you had already given a lot in your blog, we expect more from you. We pray the Almighty to bless you with the best to enable all of us to get and enjoy.


    Subramanian B

  10. Welcome to this Musically Divine Blog. Thank you very much Mr. Subramanian for stopping, reading the article and posting your comment. With your prayers and the blessings of Almighty, I wish to continue this journey till my last breath.


  11. Namaskaram
    I want to learn music Please sujest me a guru who is ready for sharing his kowledge and not as a bussiness

  12. Hello mam,

    A wonderful article written at the right time when the entire world is suffering from a multitude of diseases! A perfect blend of science and music ! I would definitely agree with you on all points as I myself have experienced the power of music after a day’s tiring work. When all I would yearn for is just a good sleep , listening to pure form of music has always rejuvenated me and has given me so much of strength , optimism and the energy to go on for many hours ( I didn’t know which raga in specific did the magic tho). Same holds good with singing and practising too. I have always found myself to be in a very relaxed and composed state soon after pracitising. I guess music has the power to reduce anger too. I sincerely pray , hope and wish the power of music reaches everybody .

    Looking forward to many more blogs of this kind.
    Thank you and have a blessed life !


    • Hello Preethi

      Welcome to this blog. Playing music in the background while we are working, seemingly unaware of the music itself, has been found to reduce the stress and increase up our performance.

  13. Thanks a lot ma’am. That was a lot of information and extremely useful too. It will be very kind of you if you can enlighten us with the best performances in each of these ragas. A performance of so and so artist in a raga is considered excellent. And one more thing i wanted to ask is if there is any influence of the instruments. For example flute might sound good for one raga than voilin or vocal. But does this have an impact or is it my perception that leads me to feel this difference?
    Thanks again for the wonderful information u have provided.
    Girish. M

    • Hello Girish

      Welcome to my blog.

      Let me tell you that I am always a rasika of music and never a critc. So commenting about an artist’s presentation of raga is out of question. Generally I like M.S. Amma’s music mainly because I feel that it is soaked with Bhakthi(devotion) and Bhava(emotion). A song when sung without the above two qualities is lifeless. Regarding RAgas, I think i like Ritigowla best when it is sung by Sri. MD Ramanathan.

      When it comes to intruments I think Raga Sahana goes well with Veena, Venu and Violin . I ike Hamsanadam very much when played in Veena and Raga Kamboji, Yamankalyan etc when played in flute (this is only my personal opinion).

  14. Thanks a lot Anuradha, The information is very useful and thought provoking. I hope you will continue to not only inform but also give us these wonderful Pearls of wisdom. You are welcome to contact me and I, as a music afficionado would heartily welcome an interaction.

  15. Hi Madam. Thanks so much for sharing valuable information about music. God bless you for your hard work.

  16. i would like to do music therapy as a course(south indian carnatic music). could you guide me to the right person? is it necessary to do the course to become a music therapist, or deep knowledge of carnatic musie would do – please guide

    • Hello Deepa
      I think some institution in chennai offers a course in Music Therapy. But I dont think just by having deep knowledge in Music, you can start practising as a therapist. It will be like a doctor treating patient without a proper degree.

  17. Knowledge earned from this Mother Earth should be shared otherwise we will be traitors. Ms. Anuradhmahesh work is commendable. Music is food to mind and soul. All the best

  18. Hi mam,
    Thank u for this research work…..Can it be same for any raga based song in cinema or it is only for devotional songs…

  19. Generally film songs do not strictly adhere to any particular raga(there will be a mix of notes or anya swaras) except for quiet a few songs. Be it devotional, classical or filmy number, the essence of raga is the most important criteria. Personally I feel that the effect of raga depends mainly on individual taste for music. It may vary from person to person. Again a liking for the voice of different singers vary individually. So the best option is to choose instrumental music based on ragas.

  20. very good artical it is helpful for research purpuse.mam,i want the effect of classical music on human body parameter like g.s.r.,b.p.,heart rate.iwant reseach paper regarding this.can you help me?

    • Heloo Bakale

      I am not a music therapist. I have just intense interest in the subject. The articles shared in this blog are sourced from various seminars and lectures done by music therapists.

    • I am not a music therapist. Nor I have a degree on the same. The notes given here are the ones i have written down while attending various seminars/workshops on the subject. But I am deeply interested in this subject.

  21. Good topic to be introduced in schools replacing boring subjects that our children never would use anytime in their life. I am sure that’s the reason this generation is baffled on these subjects. Carnatic Music is never a stand alone art or just music- in its true sense. It is a continuum of vedic revelations and the music was “heard” and the raga bhavas “seen” as goddesses. This refers to more meditative experience than just sensory enjoyment. When emotions and imaginations matured, words ( aksharas), prose and poem developed. And music always carried the required emotions and feelings to express the idea within so that the communication is stored and replayed mentally by the listener….Music is the communication of the divine and which the musician has to also experience within.When the sublime experience becomes sensory debate, we ought to only Believe or Disbelieve; as we do not know the experience. I think the solution is to be a seeker rather than a believer or a disbeliever. Please keep posting.

  22. Anuradhaji,
    To put down simply, this website is the gist of all the websites on music therapy. I never found such a huge information on any single website..Hats off for your patient work. I am a karnatik classical singer and very much interested to work with, if provided a chance. my mail id


    • Hello Sudhakar

      Welcome to my blog. Thanks a lot for the patient reading and compliments. I wish to inform you that I am not a music therapist not I have learned the subject. It is only interest in this subject and the knowledge of various ragas, made me write these experience or information in the blog. If an opportunity comes up, I shall definitely notify you.

  23. Namskaram Madam.

    A BIG thanks to u for your educating info on carnatic music.
    Your article is a highly researched one I must read again and again to fully understand its import .
    I feel sorry that I hv missed ur website all along. I shl visit ur site more often from now onwards to learn more on carnatic music.

    I m a music lover and enjoy listening to carnatic music and reading any write up related to carnatic music. I also hv a good collection of carnatic books / articles on carnatic music and share the same with any one who interested in carnatic music.



    • Hello Ananth

      Welcome to this blog. Thank you very much for posting the links. The second link says Shudh Bilaval is Sankarabharanam. The first link when clicked alerted Trojan virus, hence couldn’t check. Since I am not into Hindustani Music, I can’t say very authoritatively about this topic.

  24. Hello anuradha. I am a class IX student I am really fond of carnatic music and when i saw your musical blog, i became very thrilled. It would be even more great if you could add more information to your content. I even presented your research content in my school and received appreciation which is none other than your credit. so thank you very much.
    yours friendly,
    unknown fan.

    • Hello

      I am happy to note that my content in the blog received lot of appreciation in your school. Kindly tell me what is your name and the name of your school. Also tell me honestly if you presented this as your research or if you have given me some credit in your references, as your knowledge at 14 years of age about carnatic music will not suffice to present such content. Hope you reply.

      Anuradha Mahesh

  25. Madam, I am chithra who had recently posted you my Suggestion in your blog. Indeed i am learning carnatic music from my very young age and thus I wanted you to give me more information so that a music learner like me would try to learn more. your content was only used for my school assembly speech and not for any other further purposes. and thank you for your immediate response.
    with regards,
    chithra { unknown fan }

  26. MADAME,


  27. Madam,
    Iam nithin from kerala(India)..
    its nice to here about it..
    some ragas makes me feel gud ans happy..
    giving me a refreshing feeling..
    on the other end some makes me feel so sad…
    Mam can you please tell me which raghas can hear when you are happy,gloomy,sad etc..
    Can you please make a comparison about different ragas….
    If you can do im very much thankful to you…
    my email
    once again thanks a lot..
    with regards

  28. madam,

    This is Shiju from Kerala. I am actively studying the music therapy subject. I have recently started the internet research on the same. When you say Hindolam has curing powers for mental ailments, are we in possession of experimental results on the same? Could you share me more information on the research papers on Indian ragas and their effects on different ailments?

    I saw the list of ragas and their medicinal effects as explained above. Are they proven by Indian scientists? Do we have some statistics? I did a search on music therapy advancements in USA and all. They have so much of people aware of such things and they have divided the effect of music on different spectra to such a level that they have categorizations such as “music therapy for alzheimers, music therapy for autism etc”.

    In fact I do some blogging in similar lines on different topics on Sanatana Dharma and its virtues. The informations would be quite useful.

    Thanks in advance,

    • Hello Shiju

      First of all let me tell you that I am not a music therapist nor I have a qualified degree on this subject. I do experiments on my relatives, friends etc.But i have not written any research paper on this. Above all i believe in the supreme power of GOD and I have complete faith in Raga Devathas and their curing power. Music therapy can be useful to only to those patients who have an interest in music- atleast the bare minimum of listening to music. You can contact Nada Center based in Chennai, who are subject experts and may help you with some proof of research papers.

  29. Madam, well said! There is nothing beyond aadi paraa shakthy and her yoginees as per my belief system too. But I was just curious to know how did you get the different ragas and their effects? Are they from any existing research or from our own sacred ancient books? For ex: you said shivaranjani for memory issues.


    • The information provided here are from exisitng research by various subject experts. Some seminar papers presented by the experts also say these. Music Therapy is more prevalent in North India than South India as far as I understand.

  30. Thank you madam. If you can share any such online research links or those seminar details, I would be really grateful. I can have a look at those too.

  31. Dear anu mam
    The information is an output of selfless and altruistic high hard work. Thank you very much…
    I pray the ALMIGHTY to give good health, wealth,joy and peace and also long life to give some more good things to the people annd the family as well…

  32. do u have any statistical data to prove wht u concluded above?? is it experimentaly proven???for raga ,directly on humana??

    • Hello gajanana

      I am not a music therapist nor i do have a doctorate on the above subject. If you are very much into numbers etc..I do not have. I have attended quite a few seminars conducted by experts in this field along with papers presented by doctors on this subject.They might be having the numbers or statistics in which you are interested. You can contact Dr.Suvarna Nalappat who is doing a research in this subject for any details. It is only my deep interest in this subject makes me write the article. Whatever I have written is taken from the discussions made in the above said seminars.

      From my own personal experience I have benefitted a lot with the curing powers of Ragas. Unfortunately, I have not kept any statistics of the same. Definitely I am cured of Migrane Headaches and stress.

  33. Thank you Anuradhamahesh. I have accidently visited your blog and I am glad have. My network in Auckland has been now introduced to this. I have yet to completely read the content and digest it. What particular raag do you think was intstrumental for curing you of migrane? I have two of my friends, both music lovers who suffer from migranes, and particular focus on specific ragas I am sure will benefit them. Awaiting your response.

  34. Respected Madam – I have seen such a extensive website on Carnatic Music. Its a commendable work. Kindly let me know which raga (and krithi) gives peace to mind, which raga (and krithi) invokes bhakthi and which raga (and krithi)makes thoughts pure

    • Hello Balaji

      Welcome to this blog. This is yet another difficult question to answer. There are innumerable ragas and krithies by the trinity which evoke all the above said emotions. All most all Tyagaraja compositions are soaked in Bhakthi. Same is the case with Syama Sasthry and Muthuswami Deekshithar.

      As for ragas I think Naata is one among many ragas that can give clarity of thoughts and purity of mind. It belongs to 4th Chakra- Heart Chakra – the feeling and emotion center of the body. It recognizes both the physical as well as the spiritual needs for human experience. Bowli is another raga that calms the turbulent mind and promotes relaxation and prevents the effects of chronic stress, promotes emotional well being and maintains positive mental health. It is a bhakthi rasa pradhana raga too. Kapi, Bridavanasaranga,Charukesi etc are all bhakthi rasa pradhana ragas. Read the Raga appreciation of Raga Hamsanada. Many of your queries will be answered.

      Best Wishes

  35. Thanks do much for a wonderful article
    I had been meaning to write about chakras & Carnatic music & hope to provide your useful reference.. Chari

  36. I am a practising psychologist and conducting research in mental health field,im a musician too..this article iz really amazing!…sravanthi,india.

  37. I had written to you earlier about listing of Carnatic music that can help cancer patients. I would appreciate if you can do so and give me the appropriate download links. You are doing a great service not only to Carnatic aficionados but also those people who are on the verge of losing hope to live happily. God bless.

    • Hello Mr.Nayar

      I had sent you a detailed mail a couple of weeks ago. Please check your mail today itself.

      Regarding music for cancer patients, I think a lot of parameters have to be taken into consideration like which is the area affected etc. More over I am not a music therapist to offer excellent curing ragas. But music and mantra/prayer together can bring in miracles to any disease. Right now, my humble advice is this.

      Subramanya Bhujangam is said to be an excellent CURE for all such diseases. Pray to Lord Subramanya while you chant this everyday having implicit faith in HIM. A Darsan to Thiruchendur Temple will also do a lot of good to you. There you get ilai Viboothi (illai means leaf) with sacred vibhoothi inside it. You have to take a pinch everyday and eat it after chanting the Bhujangam. This leaf is Panineer leaf having great curing properties. But YOU HAVE TO SURRENDER YOURSELF AT HIS LOTUS FEET WITHOUT ANY DOUBT on his ability to cure all diseases.


      BEST WISHES TO YOU. Also praying to GOD for your speedy recovery.

  38. Anuradhaji, I tried to download the Bhagavad Gita and the “Ragas and Timings”. I am not able to download through mediafire where these files are hosted. Is there any other way I can download them. Thanks.

    • Kindly download the excel worksheet posted in this page related to raga and timings and check for yourself. Secondly, I am not a music therapist and the topics posted in this page are the outcome of discussions by various experts in this field.

  39. Iam not sure about diseases like diabetes but definitely sure that music and really calm the mind, make it more rational and give it a direction provided it is approached as we approach meditation or prayer. But always felt that the effect is much more on people who have a musical bent of mind. To give a different view point, please also try listening to some of the compositions of Mozart which give tremendous calming effect to the mind.

  40. i , a mother of a handicapped child with tears in my eyes typing child cannot talk andcant hear and she is a hydrosephulaspatient.. can u please tell me which raga can cure my child. i am a vocalist and i will be the happiest mother the day my daughter will call me amma . please please guide me .i and my husband are very much worried and disturbed.awaiting ur reply at the earliest.i dont want anything else in this world, i want my child to be normal.sairam.

  41. Namastay, can you please also give insights about Ranjani ragam, i have heard great songs like sada saranga nayanay, really a wonderful song in a wonderful raga, really soul stirring one. There is also one song by sri chitti babu again in Ranjani ragam which is equally enchanting. I think there is something special about this raga.

      • Namastay, there is one book Ragaragini vidya penned by HH Ganapati sachidananda which gives great insights into raga chikitsa. Though I didn’t read into the contents but there is a wealth of information available about curative properties of music. And i am happy that you have taken time to reply me.

  42. I have a particular liking for Raga Hamsadhwani and Raga Deshkar.I also like Raga Bhupali , but not to the extent ot Raga Deshkar.I do not like ragas like Todi etc.What is the mystery behind this. Is there any spiritual or medical explanation.

    • The swaras forming the scale is the criteria that makes it bright or sober. Hamsadwani takes all Tivra Swaras which brings instant shine and beauty and liking for the same. The special feature of janta swaras and dattu swaras adds colour and beauty to the raga.

      But Thodi, one of the most powerful raga in Carnatic Music has Komal swaras throughout the scale. It is one ragam where the mood or bhavam cannot be established by the mere notes but by the manner in which they are sung, especially the gamakams/oscillation associated with the notes.

      These two ragas show the power of variety in swaras that form the scale and their influence in the listener. Same Thodi can be brightly sung and the song Thaye Yasoda is an exemplary piece. The ability to render todi is often considered to be the best measure of an artiste’s caliber.

      • Thank you very much for the prompt reply.I am sorry I do not know much about classical music–just the tip of the iceberg. Moreover, I am not aware of the terms used in Carnatic mucis–what are janta swara and dattu swara. I know a little bit of Hindustani music terminology.Could you please elaborate once again on my question.

  43. Amazing information. Thank you so much Anuradhaji.

    Each one of us is a composite vibrational package (symphony). By listening to different ragas, we can change a discordant symphony to a melodious one and thus evolve towards perfect health and wholeness.

    I am working on the field of Conscious Evolution.
    Would like to bother you from time to time on music therapy, if you so kindly permit.

    God bless You.

  44. Dear Anuradha,

    I am reading this article over and again as I loved every bit of it. Please add more of such music therapy articles on your blog.

    Thank you,

  45. Dear Anuradhamahesh,
    Yr blog seems to be very interesting n infromative. I am a lover of music n hv to still go through yr blog completely n sit n grasp all the information u hv written abt music.

  46. mam for headache u suggested raaga poorvi . can we listen any songs on raaga poorvi or any particular song should be listen on poorvi? pls clarify.

    • Even Raga Mohanam is good for migraine headache. I have uploaded several volumes of music in Mohanam too.

      You can listen to any song in these ragas..No restrictions. But you should be in a relaxed mood completely immersed in the music..Take a 20 minute duration..In my case, I prefer instrumental music..

  47. Hallo mam, my brother’s son is 4yrs old. His problem is behaviour disorder. He is taking homeopathy medicines. I need your advice for that.

    • Hello Radha

      I am not a therapist first of all. My suggestion is to identify the child’s talent. Harness your son’s creative potential. Identify in what he is good at. Drawing, Painting,Colouring, Music..,Playing cricket, shuttle or swimming..etc and start giving training in that particular talent. If it is hyper activity, it also require medical intervention.

      Improve your child’s mood and try bringing down his anger or irritation by playing Raga Sahana.. .

      Generally a child misbehaves if there is lot of stress in his life..Normal children copes up with it, but kids with the behaviour disorder cannot stand this stress and it all pours out in the form of anger, irritation,physical aggressiveness etc. He may also have temper tantrums, or talk back to their parents or teachers.

      Teach him Keyboard or any other instrument where both the hands of the kid are engaged. Music can lower the levels of tension and anxiety by providing this pleasurable, non-confrontive, non-threatening environment. Relaxation is directly facilitated by music providing an important ‘break’ for the emotionally disordered child. The music session can allow the child to ‘relax and have fun’ without even realizing that a therapeutic process may be taking place.

      Many parents of children having Behaviour Disorder punish their children harshly and are very critical of them. This will aggravate the situation causing more harm.


  48. Aum Gayathri Nama:
    Thanks a lot Madam.That was a lot of information and Extremely useful too.
    May GOD Bless You.

  49. i am soooo happy after reading dis article …as i am also a beginner in classical it was soo useful ..thank u mam..god bless you..

  50. I am suffering from schizophrenia and taking medicines from last 7 years. Can you suggest me which raaga helps me. I will be very happy.

  51. i , Hari Prasad Age : 45, married in 1999 we do not have children since 14 years of our marriage with tears in my eyes typing this, we consulted so many doctors and hospitals and taken alopathy, homeopathy, & ayurvedic medicines for children but their is no use. my request is can u please tell us which raga can change our mood from all the tensions and pressures we will be the happiest parents the day we became parents please please guide us,.i and my wife very much worried and disturbed,.awaiting ur reply at the earliest.i don’t want anything else in this world.sairam.

    • Hello HariPrasad & Seshikala

      To be very honest, I do not know which raga bestows you with children. As far as I know, it is the SUPREME POWER/SOUl-the GOD ALMIGHTY, the DOCTOR of doctors is the only source for you to turn. Kneel down and pray to HIM with all your heart. Observe Shasti Vratham. Fasting on Shashti and praying to Lord Subramanya and chanting Subramanya Bhujangam has brought miracle in the lives of many couples. You are fortunate that Skanda Shashti is coming in a couple of weeks. To be very precise on Nov. 8th. I remember that a family friend of mine who did not have kids for 16 years after marriage, did this and they were blessed with two boys one after the other. Every month you have to observe Shashti Vratham. The condition is that you have to visit the Thiruchendur Temple with the kid after he/she completes one year after their birth.

      Praying for you..MAY GOD BLESS YOU..

      Anuradha Mahesh

  52. For gaining confidence, which raga is useful ? Please also share your email add so that I can write to you about some problems

  53. A friend of mine is suffering from mental depression,, reason unknown..Being unmarried she faces stress and family pressure.Pl. suggest ways thro’ raga chikitsa mam

    • Hello Prasanna

      Please note that I am not a music therapist. Please download the excel sheet provided in this page and see which raga suits..Please check it in this topic- #5-Raga Chikitsa -Its Effects and Timings The Excel sheet is named as Raga and Timings..Best Wishes for your sister..

  54. Dear anuradhaji

    What raaga will be good to hear during last trimester of pregnancy and soothing for new born babies


  55. Respected madam,
    i am a medical student but presently i am quadriplegic. i had an accident on 12th dec 2012. in that C5 level of my vertebrae pierced my spinal cord making me unable to move anything below my neck. i underwent surgery and rehab. currently i am able to move my hands with little restrictions but not my fingers.typing this is really making me tired. i have started learning classical music again. i do not wish to waste your time by saying my story further. my question is WHICH RAGA SHOULD HELP ME SUB SIDE MY SPINAL CORD EDEMA(SWELLING) ,HAEMATOMA AT NECK LEVEL AND CURE ME OF QUADRIPLEGIA…??? Kindly reply on my e-mail address.
    Eagerly waiting for your reply.
    Yours faithfully,
    Sushree Sarangi

    • Dear Sushree Sarangi

      Sorry to hear about this untoward incident in your life. I am not an expert in this subject. You need an expert’s guidance for a prolonged period in music therapy. I would suggest Dr.Suvarna Nalappat, who is also a medical doctor doing research in Music Therapy. Her mail id is You can also think of Ayurveda Treatment along with Music Therapy..
      With Prayers for a speedy recovery..

  56. The information which you shared with us is indeed very, very important. We should have the knowledge of raagas so that we, our surrounding; everything becomes harmonious.

    But a question, from where can we get these various raagas? Can you send me their links since many of the raagas are very rare to find in market or even on the internet.


  57. It is really wonderful to read a blog with interesting and useful information subscribed.

    We at Indore have a small charitable clinic under the aegis of South Indian Cultural Association in the memory of one Palghat Mani run by his sons.

    I want to suggest them to invite your goodself on behalf of the association to render speech with ragas and also deliver a good programme.

    May i know have the modalities to be undertaken at the earliest.

  58. Dear Anuradha ma’am,
    It’s been so wonderful to have stumbled upon your blog.
    I’m a musician/composer and this gives me a whole new way to look at the way I write my music.
    The ragam abheri and reethigowlai have fascinated me for a very long time..Would there be anything you could tell about these ragams?
    Thanks! 🙂

  59. good morning maam,
    i am Mahesh Barve. Reading your blogs was the luckiest thing in my life. Till now i had been playing flute just for fun, but henceforth i shall try to evoke the spiritual power in me through my flute. Thank you very much.

  60. today some hospitals using music therapy for patients.mysore datta peethadhipati ganapati sachinanda swamy also doing music therapy for his devoties. thankyou for your healthy article.

  61. Its was uterly delightful to have read your blog.I am a psychologist and want to do research on a simmilar type of topic,kindly share some case studies if you have on my email-srishti…so that i too can carry this light forward and help those needy who are still unaware about this bliss.

  62. Hi Anuradhamahesh, I am Sreelatha a musician from Edappally,Kochi.I am very much glad and thankful to you for such a great work. I feel the informations are quite useful for people like us. It is a commendable work. Thank you so much for sharing valuable informations about music. God bless you for your hard work.I have sent an email to you. Please reply.

  63. Very informative blog !! I also need the relationship between different nadis / nerves and melakartha ragas and their impact on the human beings.


  64. Namaskaram amma, I am a singer(professional) sung for about 25-30 movies in telugu and very few songs in tamil n kannada too.. I have never seen such a musical treat kind of website ever since i started surfing on the internet.. i find each and every article of urs very very very interesting, amazing and informative.. i finished my grade 5 through london trinity college of music in western vocals, i also finished my certificate course in carnatic and learned very few hindustani ragas, but due to my profession (singing recordings, concerts) i couldnt find much time to concentrate on classical music. and i completly regret now for not having enough time for something like this.. i have been working on a thesis simlar to this.. but not as much a urs.. mine is just a drop in ur ocean,, 🙂 madam is there any chance i can join and learn music from you.. online music classes if possible.. i am from hyderabad amma.. hats off to ur passion.. ur such a inspiration to the youth of this generation..

    • Dear Lipsika

      I am not trying to be very humble when I say that I do not know much in Carnatic Music. That is the fact. I am just sharing whatever little I know. Everyday, when I see the magnitude of the subject, I feel that I am a small kid collecting pebbles in the shore of OCEAN CALLED MUSIC. Also please check your mail.

  65. Hello Ma’am,
    i m rishabh nd i m a singer but i am suffering throat diseases i.e bronchoitis and tonsilitis which are adversely affecting my singing.
    Till now i’ve not found any permanent treatment of my throat diseases. Can you please help me curing my disease.

  66. Hmmm
    by the way thank you for sharing such priceless information on your website with people
    i request you that please give me “aashirwad” so that i may not get confused and destructed on my this path of music 🙂

  67. Namaste! Your article gives the cream of your wonderful job. Thank you for the same.

    You have listed the Raagas and their effects. Is is possible to get all these Raagas (rendered by one or many) as a collection?

  68. Namaskaram Madam,

    This is Ram from Chennai. Have a daughter aged 12, who has been having delay in learning, fine motor skills, proper speech, communication, writing, etc. – still we have been trying to do her enough to make her up to speed with other children. Lots of suggestions / wishes / therapies have been helping her slowly coming up to speed.

    She is extremely sensitive to sound (even now afraid of bursts of crackers and balloons, etc.). She will go little hyper if there is an uncomfortable sound. Have tested and seen her responding to good gentle music and trying to see what to do using music therapy.

    Saw this website and thought would be really good to have your suggestion on how to constantly have her listen to Carnatic raagas and treat her through this.

    Sorry for the big message here but would like to get your opinion on how to start.

    Thank you.

  69. Hi Anu Madam,

    First time i visited your blog, and gone through some of articles by you.
    i don’t know, why destiny kept me away from such a beautiful and informative blog till now,
    feeling blessed,

    many blessings, thanks a ton..!


    • Hello Sri Mahadev

      Firstly, Thank you very much for the blessings and compliments. Welcome to this blog on music and spirituality.

      I strongly believe in destiny and believe that everything happens for a reason and happens at the right time..Kindly visit often and post your goodself’s comments/suggestions/criticisms..

      Best regards

  70. Pranam. It’s really a wonderful blog. Your honor is sharing Divya Gyan. I’ve psoriasis. Please bless me with the RAGA name that can help me to reduce this issue. Many thanks.

  71. What a wonderful work and useful information. A mere thanks is not enough for this knowledgeable information. Great work madam.

  72. I was searching for the effects of Darbari Kanada and landed here!!! Thanks great site and great information

  73. Very useful information Anuradha garu. could u please give some more details regarding the Ragas for Health problems. And also if u have the Ragas(audio files) I request u to send them to my mail id-

  74. Thanks for the nice article on impact of Carnatic Ragas. I have also seen in some article reference to Chakras and the 72 nadis and the impact of the 72 mela kartha ragas on these nadis, etc., Is there any raga therapy centre in and around Madras, India. I know raga research centre of Dr Kunnakkudi Vaidhyanathan. But after his demise, I do not find much of activity except for the yearly programmes during December – January. Can you please advise.

    • Music therapy is still experimental. The results may vary from person to person. Secondly , the treatment with music therapy does not offer a generalized solution like prescribing Crocin for Fever. There are several CDs published by many companies claiming a cure for music therapy. Just take it with a pinch of salt.

  75. it is really good and effective information.i just want to know which is one particular raga to improve concentration ?? please rply…

  76. It is a wonderful piece of information. It is good to note the truths that are hidden in the ragas that can cure the human body from various kinds of diseases.
    Keep posting so that many would be wonderfully blessed.
    Thank you once again for your yeoman service.

  77. Good morning mam,I am 32age mail started hbp problam 4month ago,can u suggest me which raga is cured my hbp problam,I am really worried about it,and how’s download it,,pliz sujest me,,9960658556

  78. Wonderful post and with lot of information compiled in a thoughtful way. Could you pls recommend which raga improves child speech development process?

  79. Hello! I am a Corporate Trainer. Looking for some understanding on what raag to play during my training sessions to improve the participants attention & support learning capacity..

  80. Dandavats pranams, I am from Brazil, and I saw the post on your blog of chapter 09 of the Bhagavad Gita, could you tell me the name of the person who is singing, and where can I find other songs from it? and also the other chapters of the Bhagadav Gita with her. My email is

    I have downloaded the other songs from your site for example yamuna kaliani and I can not ..

    Yamuna Devi Dasi

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