RAAGA, providing a unique platform for bringing the three Vedic Sciences viz., Music, Ayurveda and Yoga, into focus under one roof, is the brainchild of Dr. Poornima K. Murthy, our Ayurveda Consultant for well over two decades. An innovative approach, to promote a culture of wellness through music, in order to build healthier communities, was conceptualised by her.
As the very name ‘RAAGA’ suggests, the first two letters (RA) represent raga of Music, the middle letter (A) represents Ayurveda and the last two letters (GA) represent Yoga.Ayurveda originates from Rigveda and Atharvanaveda, whereas Samaveda is the source of classical music. Music has frequently been used as a therapeutic agent from ancient times. As we are aware, Music is the healing force of the universe, literature of the heart and medicine of the mind. Music helps in healing most of the psychological and psychosomatic disorders and aids in inner harmony.
Ably supported by Guru Vidushi Smt. L. Kala (Koviladi Kala), a renowned vocalist & music teacher and a team of dedicated connoisseurs of music, RAAGA has been successfully conducting music programmes since March, 2013, on the 3rd Saturday of every month and has made impressive strides in the field. A Lecture Series on Healthy Living through Ayurveda & Yoga by Dr. N. V. Krishnamurthy is also being organised every month.
With a view to realising a bigger dream,as envisaged in 'Our mission', RAAGA has been registered as a Trust w.e.f. 18th August, 2014. Our dedicated team of Trustees/Advisors on the Board, includes eminent musicians, art patrons, doctors and other professionals.
We have so far organized 60 concerts and all the programmes have been extremely well received and this has been made possible by the overwhelming response of the artistes, patrons and music aficionados.
RAAGA has been committed to providing the musically inclined audience of Mysore, with an opportunity to listen to various forms of traditional/classical Carnatic/Hindustani music.
We do accept voluntary contributions/donations made to further the objectives of the Trust and all contributions so made are exempt from Income Tax under Sec.80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961
Regd. Office: # 100/2, Vishwamanava Double Road, Kergalli, Jayapura Hobli, Mysore - 570 026
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