Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Divine Flute

I am on this train to Richmond, Virginia, a journey of approx 8 hours and the first time in US that I am going somewhere alone.

I am armed with Ipod, laptop (I can plug it in to recharge) and printouts of a Manual to pass this time..

But this isnt about the Journey.. Its about an musical experience.. I have my Ipod set in Shuffle mode and have put on all the songs.. So any one can come up for my listening Like a radio :-)
So I was reading the Manual and was captivated at a point and a Jugalbandi of Bansuri and Veena started off on my Ipod. In few minues, I was compelled by the music to put the papers aside and close my eyes. As I closed my eyes, I felt as if I was sitting in my Kuldevi temple in Goa , in front of the Shri Chamundeshwari Mahamaya and gazing intently at her..
The Flute veena recital ends in Tabla beats. As these beats started , I was brought out of the trance and I was back in the train in US..
Not that I heard this instrumental for the first time, But I looked at the names of Performers and the description. It was a wonderful recording of the performance of Prakash Hegde and Jaishree ( Dunno who they are )..
The Description explained the trance.. The Bansuri -Veena recital was in Raag Durga Alap!


Ganesh Nayak Ullal said...

Thrilled by reading the post.

Definitely good music can bring out the context without help of lyrics.

Aparna Pai said...

Thanks for keepingup with my blog!

Ganesh Nayak Ullal said...

@ Aparna

I could very well relate to your post since I too have such experiences.

Recent one was while hearing Tamil song 'Voru Malai'. I correctly guessed the song context even though I had no prior clue of the same.

Reshma said...

Wow!! Goosebumps Everywhere.

Nitin "Engineer" Prabhu said...


Music is something really great indeed!! I too have the habit of playing it whenever i am travelling. It simply soothes the mind. And the combination of flute and Veena(Or any other stringed instrument for that matter) is simply unbeatable.



Life 24*7 said...

Very well worded !!! And most interesting is that i know why you were going to Richmond :)) It was one of my most relaxed holiday plan !!

prithwin said...

that was my teacher: