Peace- what exactly is peace? Peace is where you forget all your miseries, your mind and heart is clear of every thought and you feel away from every pain that life gives you. People find their Peace in various things, some like to meditate, some like to do yoga and some use to listen to music. Being an Indian, we know out of all, Indian Classical Music will give all the Peace you want and many of us find our inner Peace listening to this. Yes, it is true that this generation likes other forms of music more but once you start listening to Indian Classical Music then you would definitely be mesmerized by it.
India is said to be the birthplace of many world famous music, dance and art forms. The Indian classical music is one of the ancient musical traditions in the world and is the base for many other music genres. As per the Vedas, most of the Indian arts, music and culture are related to Hindu gods and goddesses. The most important thing about Indian classical music is that it is very detailed and revealingin nature. Sitar, sarod, tabla, sarangi or dhrupad, khayal, ghazal or raga, tala, gharana- these are known the world over today. They represent Hindustani Art Music - in reality, a part of Indian Classical music.
So, what does it take to form Indian Classical Music? The fundamental elements are Raga and Tala where Raga is the melody and Tala keeps the cycle of time. Though these two are the most important elements, one of the important elements is the different types of instruments that makes these music more beautiful. These instruments are Sitar, Sarod, Tabla, Santoor, Veena, Violin , Harmonium and many more and the music out of these simply takes you to the other world. My personal favourite is Violin, I do not know how to play it but I absolutely love its music. IfRaga and Tala are the basic elements of Indian Classical Music then these instruments are the essence of the same because without them it would not be the same and would not have such great value.
The depth of pleasure of music especially for genres like Indian Classical music, is immeasurable because our soul can feel the content after listening to it. Only those can understand what i am trying to state who actually listen to such music. Maybe, you like more of Rock music or slow ones, but Indian Classical music would provide you that pleasure that these would fail to provide. Therefore, make a habit to listen to these type of music and find its true essence.