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Surajit Das with son Sarjal and daughter Radhi live on Maharishi Channel

Surajit Das (Surbahar) with son Sarjal Das (Tabla) and daughter Radhi Das (Swarmandal) during a live broadcast of the Maharishi Channel on 30th July 2007 at MERU, Holland.

 

Left to right: Shorob Aziz (Bansuri-Tabla), Radhi Das (Swarmandal), Surajit Das (Surbahar-Sitar) at MERU, Holland, 29 July 2007, Guru Purnima.


Subroto Roy Chowdhury in Bad Ems, Germany

Right to left: Subroto Roy Chowdhury (sitar) and Arup Sengupta (tabla). Photo: Jochen Lotz

The concert took place 21 July 2007 at Häcker's Kurhotel Bad Ems. It was well attended with more than 60 visitors. A report appeared the day after in the Rhein-Lahn-Zeitung, with photo.

Info about Subroto Roy Chowdhry is available at http://subroto-sitar.de/index.htm


Review on vocal courses with Shrimati Anita Roy

Anita Roy, holding her tampura, with course participants in Brussels, Belgium, July 2007. Organiser Marie Courvoisier, sitting with Guru Dev photo. Standing to Marie's right: her husband Alain.

 

Anita Roy and course participants in Rorvig, Denmark, June 2007.

 

Anita Roy and Marie Courvoisier in Denmark, June 2007.

 

Anita Roy (standing in the centre) with course participants. Denmark, June 2007.

More information about the courses of Anita Roy below. Please scroll.

 


Gandharvan demonstrates 'A' reverberating throughout the physiology

Ashish Sankrityayan

The Peace Palace of Hannover, Germany, recently hosted a beautiful presentation on Gandharva Veda. This was both a special concert and musical educational event, with a large audience that had the opportunity to observe how the atmosphere is changed when the Gandharva musicians are diving into their own Self and stirring Atma to become blissful.

The musicians analysed all the different aspects of the music, as well as various instruments such as the mandolin, the sarod, the sitar, and the most precious instrument—the human voice. They also explained how the different Ragas (melodies) relate to different times of day and seasons of the year.

A famous singer from India who is a specialist in the field of Dhrupad singing gave a graphic and thrilling demonstration that was made into a short movie, of how the sound 'A' (the first syllable of Rk Veda) is truly the basis of all sounds. Of special interest was the illustration of how, through the singer's very refined vocal ability, this universal vibration resonated in different parts of his physiology, producing a range of different effects in the listeners. This recitation of the syllable 'A' was seen as enlivening all aspects of the singer's physiology, resonating in different areas from left to right, up and down; the audience could follow this process by watching the performer as he gestured with his hands to demonstrate how the sound was moving.

The word Dhrupad comes from the words Dhruva meaning polestar, and Pada meaning poetry. Dhrupad is the most ancient field of Gandharva still existing today—it comes from Sama Veda and is a highly appreciated art in India. Dhrupad singers are closest to the original singers of the Veda, which is the flow of the eternal vibration, or sound, of Natural Law that contains within it all the intelligence of creation responsible for the manifestation of the entire universe. Everything in creation is composed of sound, the Gandharvan explained—even our bodies are made of impulses of sound.

This presentation of the Dhrupad singer illustrated many principles: how 'A' resonates in different parts of the body; how 'A' is the fundamental basis of all other sounds; and how all other sounds—all the different vowels and consonants—are actually embedded within 'A' and emerge from 'A'.

As this Dhrupad singer was singing the 'A', some audience members experienced that the entire universe is contained in that one 'A', and that the entire individual human body became the entire universe. Everyone enjoyed this remarkable and delightful presentation illustrating the principles of Maharishi's Vedic Science, that the whole Veda, all branches of modern science, and all activity are contained in that 'A', the source of all knowledge.

Copyright © 2007 Global Good News(sm) Service, 9th April 2007


A Gandharva music class of Binay Krishna Baral

9th Grade Girls, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment performing Gandharva Veda Music on flutes in the concert in January, 2007. Photo by: June Oliver.

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Students of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) play Maharishi Gandharva concert

Binay Krishna Baral  and five of his students gave a concert on 31 January 2007 at MUM at the Student Union Theatre.

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More about Binay Krishna Baral: click here


Review

Shrimati Anita Roy with course participants in Belgium.

General information as follows:

By Alain and Marie Courvoisier, MVU, Vlodrop, Holland

“Gandharva music is universal. It is the music of every land, every man and every society. It is the language of bliss, the song of nature.” - Maharishi

      It is from our Infinite Silent Self or “Atma” that the notes of Gandharva Music called “Swaras” emerge in an orderly, sequential progression. These frequencies are the Laws of Nature which structures and conducts the Cosmic Dance of the Universe.

The Ragas or melodies of Gandharva Music are blossoming from that Infinite Silence, which contains also Infinite Dynamism; they are in essence, Divine.

 Listening, singing or playing each of the ancient Ragas is like enjoying a special fragrance of Heaven. It creates a serene, holy, blissful atmosphere as soon as the first note emerges from that Silence of the Self.

Like by magic, the Divine Qualities of Bliss, Peace, Devotion, are immediately enlivened in one’s mind, feelings, physiology and in the whole atmosphere.

For the last 15 years, under Maharishi’s Guidance, Gandharva Musicians have been touring the world performing in hundreds of cities on all the continents. The Eternal Melodies of Nature have resonated from their Celestial Values and were enjoyed by thousands of people. Like the Celestial Gandharvans in the Vedic Time, these melodies have brought the blessings of Heaven on our Earth to thousands of people. Time has come to let everyone have the chance to learn and practice these Ragas at home and thereby bringing the Blessings of the Devas to our city.

 Since 2 years, Vidushi Sumitra GUHA and Shrimati Anita ROY, renowned vocalists performers and teachers have designed beautiful vocal courses. Last year, already hundreds of students, especially in Ukraine, Russia, UK, Germany, France, Yugoslavia, Spain and USA have taken these courses and enjoyed the wonderful effects generated by singing these Ragas.

 In this year 2004, let this knowledge reach a larger public in our community and offer them the possibility not only to listen these Divine Melodies in Concerts, but also to let the people know that in fact, it is possible for them to learn in a very short time and in a very easy way these Eternal Ragas.

 The precious knowledge of Maharishi Gandharva Veda offers to everyone the possibility to learn the art of the musical notes or  'Swaras’, which sung or played in a correct sequence, systematically enliven the celestial values of Peace, Harmony and Bliss in our physiology, in our mind and in the environment.

These short courses prepared by our Vocalists ARE FOR EVERYONE, beginners or advanced students.

 Experiences of students:

‘ It was a very nice feeling to sing with Sumitra Guha, even the simple scale up and down. I felt like at home with Gandharva Ved music, it was a great fulfilment for me just to sing a Gandharva Music Raga.’ –Eugenie, German student 

‘ It was great experience for me to be able to attend this Gandharva weekend course in Toulouse taught by a great artist. This course has enlivened in me the beauty and power of the fundamentals notes of Gandharva Music. It was a real bliss to sing with the other course participants these simple melodies or Ragas. During these two days course, I had the experience of expansion of the heart.’ –Jean François, French student 

   PROGRAMME OFFERED:

  1. Private or Public Concert in your city (Vocal, Sitar, Sarod)

- Duration: 2 hrs

In their recital the musicians will present 2-3 specific Ragas or melodies, which reflect the perfect harmony and bliss present in Nature.

The Concert-Demonstration gives the opportunity to get a glimpse in the powerful science and art of creating harmony and bliss within oneself and the environment. At the end of their recital, the Gandharvans will briefly explain few fundamental points about Gandharva music, their instruments and what people can learn in a 2 days course.

Note: The Concert can be a very good introduction to your course, and inspire people to register.

  1. Weekend Course in Vocal - Sitar and Tabla:  

Friday evening to Sunday afternoon (12 hrs).

 Theme of the Course: The Ragas – The Melodies of Heaven. The course starts on Friday evening with an introduction of the course by the teacher followed by a short demonstration of the different melodies which will be learnt during the course. Then Group lesson and practice of the Ragas.

Tala System – The Rhythms and Cycles of the Universe

Group practice of one major Rhythmic Pattern on Tabla: Teen Tal or 16 beats.

This weekend course can either be offered in residence for 2 days or be taught in one-day course according to organizer plan.

3.     Special Course on learning to play Tanpura (1 or 2 days):

Tanpura is a wonderful 4 strings instrument which is played for accompanying vocal or instrument performance. It gives the self-referral basic tonic of the Raga. It is an instrument easy to master and when it is played, properly tuned, it gives very sublime and profound soothing sounds which create a very settled atmosphere.

The student will learn to tune and play the instrument. The vocal student will learn to play while singing.

 4.     Maharishi Gandharva Music in TM Residence Course:

A Special Gandharva Course can be combined with the routine of a TM Residence Course. The participants will enjoy the beauty of Gandharva Music while going in depth of their inner silence through Transcendental Meditation Program.

 5.     One week course: Advanced Courses (Vocal, Sitar and Tabla):

      Theme: ‘Uncovering the Divine Beauties of the Ragas’ 

·        Learning in depth few main Ragas

·        Mastering different Vedic Slokas based on the different Ragas Scales

·        Learning to tune and play Tanpura during vocal practice (for Vocal Students)

·        Learning the elaborate language of the different sounds of Tabla

MUSICAL BACKGROUND IS NOT NEEDED FOR ATTENDING THESE COURSES.

  We welcome you to contact us for further information and booking your musicians and your dates. We will be happy to assist you in setting up these programs in your city and country.

Best melodious wishes,

 JAI GURU DEV

 Alain and Marie Courvoisier, Maharishi Gandharva Veda International Office

Email: Alain at Maharishi.net  Tel: +31.651418550


Binay Krishna Baral's Classes at the Maharishi School 

Flute Class of Binay Krishna Baral

Binay Krishna Baral with a Girls Class of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment in Fairfield, Iowa

Binay Krishna Baral with 4th and 5th Graders, MSAoE, Fairfield, Iowa

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Binay is teaching Bansuri at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment at MUM,Fairfield, Iowa.


New Video with Isabelle Matzkin

Isabelle Matzkin

Isabelle Matzkin, Director of the Institute of Maharishi Gandharva Veda music at MUM, gives an interesting intro on Gandharva Veda.
 

Ranajit Sengupta at MTC

 To the great enjoyment of all MTC employees and directors, 

sarod wizzard Ranajit Sengupta and his tabla player Indranil Mallik gave a morning concert

 on 17th March 2004 at the MTC building in Herkenbosch, Limburg, Holland.

To learn more about Ranajiit's upcoming concerts, please contact gandharva@ayurveda.nl


New CD with Vidushi Sumitra Guha!

Vidushi Sumitra Guha

Enjoy this new CD of vocalist Vidushi Sumitra Guha!

 "Melodies for Peace and Happiness", for the evening (19 hrs to 22 hrs, give or take one hour either way) Content: Raga Bhupali and Raga Yaman, each 30 minutes long. The CD goes over 60 minutes. MTC order code: 150070.

Listen to those sound samples in mp3-quality:

Raga Bhupali     Raga Yaman 

Vidushi Sumitra Guha is a world-class vocalist. She began her study of music at the tender age of four from her mother. For nearly 35 years, she has given recitals across India, throughout Europe, South East Asia, and in the USA and Canada. Her divine singing, deep spiritual devotion, and genuine love for everyone she meets is appreciated worldwide. Sumitra Guha says that "Gandharva music is the nectar of life—I am singing to bring Heaven on Earth." Her website: www.sumitraguha.com

Sumitra Guha is accompanied on these recordings by
Bharat Bhushan Goswami on Sarangi, Prasun Chatterji on Tabla, Sudheshna Talukdar on Tanpura, and Arundhati Bhattacharya on Harmonium.

Listening to Raga Bhupali helps to promote relaxation and peace in individual
awareness and  the environment. Raga Bhupali has five notes (pentatonic) and is based on the Kalyana scale.Raga Yaman increases inner happiness and refreshes the mind.
Raga Yaman is also based on the Kalyana scale, but has seven notes, with Ma
(Fa) augmented.

MTC offers another recording with Vidushi Sumitra Guha: one morning – and one evening Raga on audiocassette, ordercode: 150018. See:  http://www.gandharva.nl/moreart.htm


Related web sites:

Maharishi Gandharva Products: www.gandharva.nl

Maharishi University of Management (USA)  http://www.mum.edu/gandharva/

Debu Chaudhuri  www.debuchaudhuri.com

Prateek Chaudhuri  www.prateekchaudhuri.com

Vidushi Sumitra Guha (Vocal)  www.sumitraguha.com

Shrimati Anita Roy (Vocal) www.royanita.com

Darshan Kumari  (Sitar) http://www.school-of-indian-arts.tk

Indrajit Banerjee (Sitar) www.sitarsetc.com/musicianpages/Indrajit.htm

Sudeshna Bhattacharya (Sarod) and Nabankur Bhattacharya (Tabla)

www.calcuttayellowpages.com/adver/102431.html

Sandip Bhattacharya (Tabla) www.sandip-tabla.com

Swapan Bhattacharya (Tabla) www.terekete.de

The Press about a Tour with Darshan Kumari

“BLIC”, Belgrade, Serbia

16.12.2002

The Music of Harmony, Beauty and Peace

Sitar player Darshan Kumari, who is rendering tonight together with artist on Indian drums, Mr. Swapan Bhattacharya, is known on the West as the “Mother of Gandharva Music”. Gandharva Music is classical music of ancient Vedic Civilization, in tune with eternal lows of nature. Since it’s beginning it uses specific melodies – ragas, which are different for different time of the day in order to bring the listeners in accordance with their surroundings. It is consider to be the oldest music tradition on the Earth, and it communicates with listeners by universal language of harmony, beauty and peace. Darshan Kumari gоt to Athens from India, at the beginning of 70-ies and she thought and rendered Gandharva ragas and then she continued as a lecturer on Tropen museum in Amsterdam introducing the concert practice of Gandharva through the Europe. Since 1980 she is the founder and Director of the School of Indian Arts in Amsterdam, where she teach sequential note order of traditional Indian music.

            Darshan Kumari joined the efforts of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in restoration of the forgotten knowledge of the Vedic music by playing on the music festivals dedicated to the world peace and harmony between the people.

            Each raga combines 10 fixed elements with infinite structure of improvisation and the basis of raga is basical, continous hum of the strings called “Sa”. Knowledge about when to play or sing certain ragas came from time theory of Vedic music, which is based upon 3 hours periods called “prahara”. Those periods correspond to the changeable frequencies of the nature during the day.

            Tabla player Swapan Bhattacharya is renowned Indian artist who works not only with Vedic music, but also with rock and jazz musicians all around the world.

Concert will start at 19,30 tonight at “Maslesha” and raga Jhin – Jhoti, which is traditionally performed between 19 and 22 hours, will be played.

 

ПОБЈЕДА, Podgorica, Montenegro,

12.12.2002.

Concert of ancient music

The Concert of Indian musicians Darshan Kumari (Sitar) and Swapan Bhattacharya (Tabla) will be rendered tonight at 8pm in the big hall of Cultural – Informative Center “Budo Tomovic”, as a part of “December’s Days of Culture” – has been said on today’s press conference at municipal press center “Banja”.

Gandharva Veda rendered by Darshan Kumari and Swapan Bhattacharya is the ancient branch of Maharishi Vedic music few thousands of years old, and which creates harmony in surroundings by producing different vibrations and tones.

Darshan Kumari plays on Sitar, ancient instrument invented in the 13th century by famous Persian artist Amir Husro. She is the Director of the University for Indian Arts in Amsterdam, where she lives last 3 decades. Sitar produces perfect sounds and resonations and music that Darshan renders is classical and many thousands of years old.

Swapan Bhattacharya lives and works in Hamburg, at the Institute for Indian classical music as professor of the tabla – most popular rhythmical instrument. Tabla is universal instrument, which is now days used in jazz, pop and rock music and it is played only by fingers, without bodily movement, producing different rhythms according to certain rules, but according improvisation as well.

Even though we did a lot on promoting modern music and different patterns from Europe as well as from the East, guesting of Indian artist who are living and working in West Europe at Academies in Germany and Holland – says Maja Popovic, the Director of CIC “Budo Tomovic” – will be introducing with interesting but not widely known of the musical history of Indian people and the Eastern culture as whole.

The concert of Indian artists in Podgorica will be held as the part of the tour starting in Belgrade in organization of Vladimir Cobic, director of company “Ayurveda” doo and it is the part of recently signed Protocol for cultural cooperation between Serbia Montenegro and India.


Excerpt taken from 

Maharishi's Press Conference

on 4th December 2002

For more info on Maharishi's Weekly Press Conferences click here.

Question:  This question is from a Yugoslavian radio station.  The question
is: "Maharishi, Gandharva Veda musicians are currently touring our country (He refers to the tour of Darshan Kumari (sitar) and Swapan Bhattacharya (tabla). 
What effect can Maharishi Gandharva Veda have on Yugoslavia?"

MAHARISHI:  "In every country and throughout the world, Gandharva Veda has
basically one effect—harmonizing, harmonizing.  All the different waves of
the ocean are harmonized by the silent surface of the water.  And harmony in
the field of action means conscious use of the Total Value of Natural Law. 
Total Value of Natural Law is harmonizing. 

Gandharva Veda is the music of knowledge.  Music—knowledge.  Knowledge flows
in terms of melody and that effect is to harmonize the disharmony. That means
neutralize the stress and strain in the collective consciousness.  To
harmonize or to eliminate the stresses and strains in the collective
consciousness, and make the collective consciousness flow in terms of unified
wholeness, in terms of Totality of Natural Law.

So Gandharva Veda has a very great part to play in eliminating the stresses
in the collective consciousness.  It is a very beautiful Music of Natural
Law, Music of Total Natural Law.  It is a very great glory to the melody of
Gandharva Veda."
 


Interview with Pandit Debu Chaudhuri

1.  Debuji, what does Gandharva Veda mean?

According to our holy scriptures, the Vedas, Gandharva Veda is the music practised in heaven. The Gandharvans are the celestial musicians. Such is the power of Gandharva Veda music that it can create a heavenly atmosphere everywhere. The listener enjoys a whole new experience in his life. Gandharva Veda emerged from Sama Veda. Veda means literally “knowledge”, and is the blue print of creation


2.    What, if any, is the difference between Gandharva music and Indian classical
music?

In principle there should not be any difference between Gandharva Veda and
the classical form. But the most important factor is the maintenance of
purity. Every musician in India has to follow certain rigid rules while presenting the classical form, which is widely known as the Raga form. Any one deviating from it cannot claim to be a true follower of Gandharva spirit. But anyone following it in its purest spirit can regard himself as Gandharvan. The oldest traditional form of Indian classical music is nothing but Gandharva-Veda. Maharishi emphasises the term Gandharva Veda, because he wants to take us back to our culture, thus reminding us of our roots and our duty.


3.  How did you come to the sitar, or how did it come to you?

When I was 4 years old my mother discovered my musical talent. When I was 6 years old, my relatives took me to the biggest music school (at that time) in Calcutta. There I heard the sound of sitar coming from a room, and I looked in. The teacher looked at me with surprise and asked whether I would like to play the sitar, and I said, “Yes.” This was the beginning. My father, who was a businessman, did not want to hear about my plans. But I kept on crying, until I got my first sitar.

 

4. For some people grown up in the West, Gandharva music may sound complicated and unusual. What do you recommend to someone who never, or rarely, listened to this music?

My advice is that they should listen and listen to this music. Yes, the best way to appreciate it is to listen, listen and listen. I know many who practise Transcendental Meditation loving it without knowing its principles. That is ok.

You can also play Gandharva music without listening, but still the good effects  will be built up by it. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi says it should always be playing in an unused room of your home. Thereby good vibrations are created which are beneficial for health and for personal relations. 

5. Lovers of Gandharva music often say: "I love this music, it gives me peace
and a strong inner happiness, more than any other music." What could be the
mechanics by which Gandharva music achieves this?

This music immediately gives a feeling and bestows peace and restfulness to the mind. The mechanism lies in the Raga form and the special sound, which integrates mind and body, and helps us to enliven the transcendental level of life on which everything is connected and integrated. It is the music of heaven that talks to, elevates and relaxes the hearts of us humans on earth. Through this music the highly orderly frequencies of the most subtle levels of nature are enlivened in the human physiology and in the environment. Therefore this music is so relaxing and refreshing.
       

6. Why are the Ragas - the melodies of Gandharva Veda - divided or classified
according to different times of the day, such as "morning Raga," "evening
Raga," and so forth?

The time theory of Gandharva Veda is based on scientific principles. You
feel the effect of the theory if you listen to a morning Raga in the morning
and listen to it again in the evening. Every note used has its own shade and
colour depending on the time of the day. This is a science, which has already
been proven beyond doubt. In Ayurveda, for example it is recommend that you take some food according to the particular time of the day and of the year, whereas other food may not be good at that time for you. In the same way, in music you cannot use notes that do not fit to the time of day. The effect would not be desirable. Think of the atmosphere of a sunrise that is something completely different than the mood at midnight for example. Since Gandharva music is very closely related with the human physiology it works accordingly to the time of the day. In the early morning our mind and body are relaxed, so the notes also have their own particular shade and colour. The best way to realize this is to listen and feel it.

7. How many years and how many hours of daily practise are needed to become a
real master of the sitar?

It is the years and hours, yes, but mainly it is the devotion to your art—in what way you want to achieve it, how much you are involved in it, and how much you are devoted to your Guru (teacher). How much knowledge you have
acquired, how much you are convinced that you want to reach a height, and how
far you are ready to sacrifice. Once you get these replies then I can say you
must spend time at least 10 to 15 years with a good teacher and exercise for 10 hours a day for all these years, and then only you can reach a certain height. But above all, you must have the blessings of the teacher. Nothing will happen if you do not have the blessings of your Guru.

8. What is the value for a Westerner to study and to practise Gandharva
music—for example, playing the sitar?

As a Sitar teacher, I would always welcome Westerners who want to come and to learn.  And I can assure you that it will give a new lease on life to anyone who  experiences it. It will be a lifetime experience. Many students are learning from me, and they do not want to go back to their own country after having the taste of it. Jai Guru Dev.

Debu's page: www.DebuChaudhuri.com

 

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Between 12th October and 17th October 1999, at the Maharishi Channel (Veda Vision), during the celebrations of the GLOBAL COUNTRY OF WORLD PEACE, several of our top class musicians performed live: Padmabhushan Pundit Debu Chaudhuri (Sitar) - he is also newly appointed Minister for Celebrations of the GLOBAL COUNTRY OF WORLD PEACE.

 

Pandit Debu Chaudhuri (Sitar)
Pandit Daya Shankar (Shehnai)
Pandit Somnath Mukherjee (Tabla)

 

Binay Krishna Baral (bansuri) "Bio"

New Releases

Bharat Bhushan Goswami was born into an artistic family in Mathura. Realising his keen interest in music, his grandfather, Shri Amal Chandra Goswami, began to train him in vocal music. He received his initial training in Sarangi from Swami Kanhaialal. Later he proceeded to Benares for advanced training in Sarangi under the guidance of Pandit Hanuman Prasad Mishra. The specialities in his performance are the perfection of Raga with speed and clarity. He has performed with leading exponents from India. Presently he is working on the staff of All India Radio Delhi. On these recordings he is accompanied by Ashis Sengupta on tabla.

Bharat Bhushan Goswami

Vol. 22-1 "Melodies for Peace and Happiness" with the morning Raga Alahiya Bilavala (should be listened to between 7-10 hrs - plus/minus
1 hrs) and the all-time-Raga Bhairavi (can be listened to at any time).
Order Code: 150221

 

Bharat Bhushan Goswami Vol. 22-2, "Melody for Compassion" with the title Maru Bihaga, an evening Raga which should be listened to between 19 - 22 hrs - plus/minus 1 hour. It develops compassion and tolerance. Order Code: 150222

About the Sarangi The sarangi is the most important string instrument in Gandharva Veda. The sarangi has three to four melody strings and thirteen to thirty-six resonating strings, and is played with a bow. The playing technique is very unusual because it is not touched with the fingertips ­ the side and underside of the string is touched by the part of finger where fingernail begins to grow. Its full and very pleasing sound is highly esteemed when accompanying vocals. The echo effect from the resonating strings is stronger than that of the sitar or sarod.


"Maharishi Gandharva Veda / Global Achievements"

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The book "Maharishi Gandharva Veda / Global Achievements" is available again with more than 200 pages with many color photos and media articles documenting the first waves of success of Maharishi Gandharva Veda Music Festivals for World Peace. Beautifully gold stamped. Price: EUR 17,70
A must for all friends of the Eternal Music of Nature!

On the new "Keller's Musik-Katalog-CDROM", which offers more than 250.000 titles available on the market in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the covers of almost all the CD-titles of the Maharishi Gandharva Veda label, produced and distributed by MTC Holland, are represented. The CDROM is available in all major music shops.

One of the biggest European music-wholesalers - AQUARIUS - has started to distribute to more than 1500 bookstores and health food shops Maharishi Gandharva Veda music.

Also, BOGNER-Records is distributing our CDs in the mainstream market.

Visit the MTC-WEBSHOP ! (so far only in German) 

According to MTC, the Rain-Melody played by flutist Amar Nath, and the Raga Mishra Pilu, Melody for Celebration and Joyfulness, of santoor-maestro Shiv Kumar Sharma, are the bestsellers.

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