Guiding Light of The Month

Oh! how I call Thee from the very depths of my heart, True Light, Sublime Love, Divine Master who art the source of our light and of our living, our guide and our protector, the Soul of our soul and the Life of our life, the Reason of our being, the supreme Knowledge, the immutable Peace! - The Mother

Joy of Strings

A french tampura and a french veena has joined arms to make an Indian harp. Moving the strings of tampura vibrates the sound of waves washing the shore, the sound of OM. Dancing the fingers on Veena brings forth a sweet rhythm, very pleasing, very colourful. Recently, I got an interesting musical instrument from Swaram, a unit of Auroville dedicated to musical research and innovation in instruments. It is called as Anantar and I call it as the joy of strings.

The left arm fingers can softly move over the strings of tampura, creating a gentle background as of a moving river, and the right arm fingers can work on strings of veena creating a rhythm in tune with the silvery background. Songs of lightness, a little fast can be played on the strings. The eight strings are tuned to the scale, C D E F G A B C. It is indeed a joyful instrument to be with J


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