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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Founder of the Transcendental Meditation Program
and Maharishi's Global Country of World Peace


Gandarva Veda Music

"Gandharva music is universal. It is at home with every land, with every man, with every society. It is the language of bliss, the science and art of bliss, the song of Nature" - Maharishi

Gandharva music is the expression of the eternal music of Nature. It is the music that is in alliance with Natural Law. If you can hear the music of Nature as the sun rises, as it shines in the fullness of the midday, as the soft shadows of late afternoon spread across the land, if you can hear the sun set, the deep silence of midnight, the stillness of early morning and the first awakening of the dawn, these are the melodies and rhythms of gandharva music. They match perfectly with the cycles of Nature and the changing rhythms of Nature that govern the evolution of all levels of creation, from the minute to the ever-expanding universe.

It is the rhythms and melodies of Nature which were cognized by Vedic sages or rishis thousands of years ago and were put into sound. Gandharva music has its source in the timeless Vedic Tradition of India. It is the classical music of the ancient Vedic Civilization which enjoyed Heaven on Earth.

According to these ancient sages or rishis and at present Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, properly performing these melodies or ragas at the proper times of the day and night neutralizes stress in the atmosphere and creates a harmonizing and balancing influence for the individual and peace for the world family.

For centuries the magical and sublime melodies of gandharva music have been lost to the West, but now many of India's most famous and beloved musicians are touring the world performing these ancient melodies and demonstrating its powerful healing influence to audiences young and old. The revival of this music in its full dignity is Maharishi Gandharva Veda music.

Maharishi Gandharva Veda music transcends categories. It speaks to all audiences in the universal language of harmony, beauty and peace.

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