This post is a continuation of my previous post The Origin of Music – Sangeethothpaththi – Part1
The swarās Shadjam, Gāndharam and Madhyamam were born in the family of Celestials. The Panchama was born in the line of Pitrs and Rishabham and Dhaivatam belongs to the family of Rishis. Nishāda was born in the family of Asurās. The presiding deities for the sapta swaras are Agni, Brahma, Saraswathi, Siva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Surya respectively.
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शङ्करं पार्वति नत्वा द्रुष्टवाचेदं वचो ब्रवीत
संगीता शास्त्रम् हे नाथ ! मह्यं वद सुखप्रदम् ||
shankaram pārvathi nathwaa drushtwaachedam vacho braveeth
sangeetha sāsthram he naadha ! mahyam vada sukhapradam ||
Once Pārvathi bowed respectfully to Lord Parameswara and asked. “Oh Lord! Could you please explain about the science and origin of music that gives transcendent bliss to all the creatures in this Universe ? ”.
Lord said to his consort. Hey ! Pārvathi. Please listen carefully. I created the Panchabhoothās and the Saptaswarās that form the base of Sangeetha Sāsthra from my 5 faces.
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