Indian Classical Music is actually Indian Raga–Music. The concept of Raga is very unique and very deeply studied and thought of with many intricacies & complexities of as a medium of music.
The ultimate motive of an artist who performs a particular Raga in presence of an audience is Rasa-Nishpatti or the manifestation of a particular Rasa – Rasa, is that common element which is universal in human beings named for a particular emotion. Every emotion is always subjective yet there is some word common to describe. For example, when a group of people say ‘We are feeling sad ’, they all use one word yet the meaning of ‘feeling sad ’ is necessarily different for everyone. Rasa Nishpatti leads to Bhaav Nirmitee. Creation of a Bhaav. In fact one definition of Raga is ‘Raga is Bhaav ’.
Rasa Nishpatti is motive, Bhava Nirmitti is consequence.
Raga–Music has 7 + 5 Notes and 9 Rasas like we have 7 colors.
Every colour has un-countable shades and contains element of other colors – so does Rasa.
As a human being, our emotions also have un-countable shades.
When, with the medium of primarily sound, and ultimately Raga, artist does Bhaav Nirmitti.
He along with himself takes, or lifts the audience to a different level.
For that, along with technical expertise and knowledge of the subject, he needs audience, who is eager to listen and willing to participate in the process by becoming an intent listener.
As an end-result, artist and audience are on a same platform. The consequence of Bhaav Nirmitti is catharsis of individual emotions and a state of bliss is experienced by all. This state has the duration of performance and also has post performance haunting effect.
Since the Note (Swar) is the purest form of sound, the Bhaav expressed has ultimate, intrinsic purity–along with beauty which affects minds of an artist and audience. This happens because of an intense desire of an artist to express . . . through Raga . . .
Experiencing the state of Bliss by an audience has a meditative impact on the minds.
We, at Kaivalyadhama, wish to make you experience it through the sound of the Sitar.