Seven famous sevens – Part – 4

Hello to all. I am quite excited in taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of Words – Seven day blogging challenge. The theme of the blogging challenge is SEVEN. I have decided to blog about seven famous sevens that I can recollect or find about. I thank Write Tribe for coming up with such an innovative challenge. I hope that every blogger who participates in this challenge will come out with full colours which,by the way,are SEVEN in number.

Seven famous sevens – Part – 1

Seven famous sevens – Part – 2

Seven famous sevens – Part – 3

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THE SAPTASWARAS OF MUSIC

In Indian music SWARAS are notes,  components of a RAGA. There are SEVEN SWARAS viz. Shadjam, Rishabha, Gaandharvam, Madhyamam, Panchamam, Dhaivatam and Nishaadam, and are shortened to Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da and Ni. They form the basis of Indian Music. It goes without saying that they are deeply rooted in our philosophy. Every SWARA has a meaning, an associated animal (from whose natural sound originates the SWARA), an associated CHAKRA (bodily part of the singer from which the SWARA originates), an associated God, associated feeling (rasa) and an associated colour. Following is an amazing table of facts related to the SEVEN SWARAS.

Swara: Meaning

Animal

Chakra

God

Colour

Feeling

Sa – Shadja: Giving birth to the next six Swaras

Peacock

Base of Spine

Bramha

Light pink

Veera, Adbhutha, Rowdra

Ri – Rishaba : Morality

Bull (Nandi)

Genitals

Agni

Parrot Green

Veera, Adbhutha, Rowdra

Ga – Gaandhara: Light

Goat

Navel

Rudra

Gold

Karuna

Ma – Madhayama: Middle

Crane

Heart

Vishnu

White

Karuna

Pa – Panchama: Five

Nightingale

Throat

Naarada

Black

Haasya

Da – Dhaivata: Of Gods

Horse

Third Eye

Ganesha

Yellow

Bhibhatsa, Bhayanaka

Ni – Nishaadam: Sit/Lie down

Elephant

Crown of the Head

Surya

Multicolour

Karuna

Who does not get inspired by music? There are a zillion types of music, yet the language in which they touch the souls of the listeners is unique and universal. There is music in every aspect of life. Music takes us through every mood and emotion of life.  I conclude with a  poem to establish the essence of music in life:

There was once a man,

who claimed he hated music.

Throughout his life span,

he believed it had no logic.

While on his death bed,

he realised he was wrong,

since his heart throughout his life,

had composed the LUB-DUB song.

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28 thoughts on “Seven famous sevens – Part – 4

  1. Absolutely loved the post, especially the poem at the end there, yes, the lub dub sound is probably the first music that we are all exposed to in our lives, and all our lives as well 🙂

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