Art, Music And Poetry
  Music And Sahaja YogaMusic And Sahaja Yoga
Editor : Ritana Books, 81 Defence Colony Flyover Market, New Delhi 110024
ISBN 81-8525000 20, 171 pages
Author: Mr. Arun Apte

"Indian music is considered sublime and has a very vast and rich tradition. Whilst music is bliss, Sahaj music is divine bliss.

This book is useful for the student and lover of Indian music who is familiar with the English language.

In the music section, the theory of Music, its historical survey, various styles, Naad, Shruti, Swar, Ragas, Rules of Ragas, Music and Ras, Taal-Matra are explained in a very humourous and anecdotal style.

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The second part explains beautifully the connection between Music and Sahaja Yoga. Why is Music important for Meditation? How are Ragas recognized?

It is of particular interest to those aspiring to be Sahaja Yogis and all Sahaja Yogis as the book uncovers important connections between Music and Sahaja Yoga. Explanation of SWAR and how it came to earth from heaven - how music can create the feeling of heaven on earth - how ones mind can be made peaceful, pure, free from illness, stress, pressures and tensions of daily life - through Music is explained in detail.

Important recent research findings on Music and Medication, particularly the curative aspects of Sahaja Yoga and Music are included."


  1. Preface
  2. Music - A Divine Bliss
  3. Historical Survey of Indian Music
  4. Naad, Shruti and Swar
  5. Saptak or Octave
  6. The Advancement of Thata Method
  7. Raga, Aroha, Avaroha, Varna, Alankar, Vadi, Samvadi Anuvadi, Vivadi, Moorchhana, the Raga Bhed, the Jati of Ragas, Gram
  8. Definitions of Musical Terms related to the Compositions
  9. Notation System
  10. Raga and Time, Raga and Seasons
  11. Music and Ras
  12. Comparative Study of Methods
  13. Voice Training and Culture
  14. Composition Styles of Classical Music
  15. Guru-Shishya Parampara (Master and Disciple tradition)
  16. Gharanas
  17. Musical instruments used as accompaniment in Classical Vocal music
  18. Taal - Matra - Laya - Vivarana
  19. List of 75 Ragas with Thatha, Aroha-Avaroha, Vadi-Samvadi and Time
  20. Adi Shakti
  21. A Journey of Sahaja Sangeet
  22. Baba Mama
  23. Nirmal Sangeet Sarita
  24. Music and Meditation
  25. How to recognize Ragas
  26. Shadaj to Nishad - Mooladhara to Sahasrara
  27. Three Maha Mantras
  28. Mantras in Sahaja Yoga
  29. Vadi-Samvadi Method for Chakra Shuddhi
  30. Music and Medication
  31. Raga and Medication
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About The Author

Mr. Arun AapteArun Apte was born in a family of musicians on 25th November, 1951 at a place called Ahmadnagar, in Maharashtra, Western India.

His father, Shridhar Anant Apte was a doctor and a very good Pakhawaj player, Tabla player and also a music researcher. He was also a well-known singer in Dhrupad style. His mother, Mangala Apte, was a Gwalior Gharana singer, a disciple of Pandit D.V. Paluskar.

Arun's wife Surekha, who hails from Goa, is a gifted musician with a melodious voice.

Arun learnt music for 10 years from his guru Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, who is regarded a Rishi in Indian music.

The true meaning of Indian music was experienced by Arun after coming into Sahaja Yoga. He could relate to the Joy of Music with the Joy of the spirit. His highly evolved Music elevates the listener and helps him in connecting with the higher Divine Being.

Arun is currently involved with the Grace of Mataji Nirmala Devi in researching the curative aspects of Sahaja Yoga and Music.

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