Music is the prayer every heart sings…

 

“He who sings, scares away his woes.”  “There is nothing in the world so much like prayer, as music is.” are some old, but apt quotes.

 

Some people like to listen to music, many people like to sing, while others, can play musical instruments. Music nourishes us in all its forms. It always makes us feel positive in our outlook to life. In Hindu mythology, Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, arts, wisdom, music & learning. She is shown playing the veena.

 

The Hindu deity lord Krishna is commonly depicted in a relaxed pose, playing a flute.  When lord Shiva plays the Damru, he plays Omkara – the sound of Aum.

 

Even in Greek mythology the god Orpheus was celebrated as a singer and lyre player and goddess Athena played the Aulos (Flute).

The Greeks also believed that music could have a beneficial effect on both the mind and body of the listener.

 

During festivals we celebrate by playing music.  It is a huge part of wedding celebrations in all cultures. Religious functions are incomplete without devotional music.

Hence we can easily conclude that music is a therapy that every person needs

   

Prisha Singh

Std IV C

V.C.W. A.V.M Bandra East