The Ultimate aim of Human Life, according to Hinduism , is Self Realization .
To see God in Yourself is Realization.
To realize God with Name and Form is Realization.
To see God in every living thing is Realization.
To see God in everything, animate and Inanimate is Realization.
The Reality is without name and Form.
One needs to take the first step of Realizing God with Name and Form.
Human Mind, as it is , can realize God with Name and Form easily.
It is emotional and it is emotion that drives us all.
This short cut to Realizing God is given the name Bhakti Yoga, in Hinduism.
Yoga means Union.
In Bhakthi,Devotion, one identifies oneself with God.
Some times language is required, Art is required to kindle this emotional aspect.
Bhakti cult in Hinduism, has mastered this art.
This is a Part of Yoga, called Nada Yoga, where one gets lost in Music,no language, cultural barrier.
Music moves all.
Music when combined with suitable emotional content expressed through the medium of language, strikes a chord in you.
You are moved.
You do not need logic here.
Hinduism as I said earlier has developed this into an Art form.
Songs, lyrics have been composed for this.
The accompaniments are minimal .
Great Sanits like Thygaraja,Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Appayya Dikshitra, Sant Thukaram, Samartha Ramadas are some who have realized God through this form.
Their Keerthans, lyrics set to Carnatic music, are sung even to day in Music festivals, and on auspicious occasions.
There is another form of this where the slokas and Keerthanas, either written by the singer or they use the Keerthnas of Saints.
There have been great practitioners of this from. the latest being Swami Haridas Giri.
The other name for this Nama Sankirthana, chanting of the Lord’s name.
Colloquially it is called Bhajan.
Meera excelled in this form.
Special format for this type is found in Marathi,called Abhang.
Nama Sankeerthana is practiced even today at various places.
One such is being held at Malleswaram, Bangalore.
On Sunday, 21st September, 2014
at Sringeri Shankara Mutt Complex,
6th Main, 11th Cross, Malleswaram,
Bangalore08:00 AM to 11:00 AM Sri J.S. Sriram & Party – Secunderabad11:00 AM to 02:30 PM Sri Chengottai Hari & Party02:30 PM to 05:30 PM Bhaktha Meera Bhajana Mandali – Lead by Smt. Chitra Jairam, Thrippunithara, Chochin.
05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Sri Sattanathar & Party – (Disciple of Sri Sri Murlidhar Swamijee) Chennai
Keertana Yoga (Music Theraphy) is one of the best ways to beat stress and overcome tension. It is needless to mention about the importance of the access to Keertana Yoga to everyone living in Metro Cities like Bangalore. To preserve traditions, MBBM explores the possibility of spreading NAMASANKEERTHANAM by creating expanded platforms for Bhajans.
There is an association between the seed letter (Beejaaksharas) and Raagas with the presiding deities. Hence, devotees are encouraged to sing the Bhajans in that particular raga.
Let us cultivate the habit of singing, listening and learning God’s name with Love and Compassion.
Invitation to everyone to be part of this unique and august gathering.
Please call Girish Krishnan
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