Raga Megha is described as enlivening and blissful and is said to carry the same frequencies as present during rainfall. This is why it is also known as Rain Melody.
If you could hear the changing frequencies present at the first awakening of the dawn or in the deep silence of midnight, you would be hearing the frequencies of Gandharva-Veda music.
Classical ayurvedic texts prescribe different ragas for each period of the day and to balance the doshas (body humors).
The ragas (like Rain Melody) come from the Vedic tradition of India. Playing them at the right time of day is said to neutralize stress in the environment. This creates an influence of harmony, not just for the individual, but the whole world.
Rain Melody can be played at any time of day. It is said to increase energy and bliss in the listener.
Many studies have shown how music affects the human body and mind. It can change pulse rate, circulation, blood pressure, metabolism and breath rate. For this reason, music has been used in many hospitals to alleviate pain, and decrease the need for pain medication.
Maharishi Gandharva Veda is a flow of sound designed to promote balance, inner peace and better health. It goes far beyond relaxation — it aligns mind and body with the cycles of Nature.
Rain Melody is known as Ragha Megha in the Indian classical music tradition and is one of hundreds of recognized ragas. The root of the word raga means to color or dye. In the Indian tradition these melodies are said to “color the mind” and affect the emotions of the audience.
The player of bansuri (bamboo flute) on Rain Melody is Amar Nath, a sixth generation flute player. He was lead flutist with the National Orchestra of India and one of the most respected performers on the bamboo flute of his time.
He is joined on Rain Melody by Somnath Mukhergee on tabla, and Sukhamar Chandra on swarmandal.
Maharishi Gandharva Veda is promoted by the Transcendental Meditation® movement as a way to improve total brain health. Research studies show this music can produce a deep state of relaxation. People report less tension, irritability and lethargy. There is also a tendency to experience finer states of awareness.
The Transcendental Meditation® technique was brought to the West from India by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is probably best known for teaching TM to the Beatles in the 1960s.
TM is described as “an effortless technique for recharging the mind and body” and creating a more positive state of mind. Hundreds of studies found TM is highly effective on stress and anxiety, brain function, and cardiovascular health.
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