“Music has always been an important part of the Indian's life and culture. Music is obviously the first creative expression of human being. Man must have picked up various sounds from nature - the melodious chirping of birds, distant cries of animals, sound of water gently falling, gush of waterfalls, and rain pattering on earth, rocks and trees. In fact, the sounds in nature are too numerous to be catalogued.
The early melodies in India were based on moods of the day, on different seasonal phases, singing of birds, cries of animals, in short, on varied faces of nature, for man became aware of the different vibrations which each sound created. Thus, seems to have begun the formulations of the ragas, each expressing the sound of the movement, of light, darkness, clouds, rains, etc. These varied sweet sounds of nature inspired some of our great poets like Valmiki and Kalidasa and others who have commented on their magical outpourings.
The sweet high pitched note like that of a flute produced by the wind filling the hollows of the reeds and bamboo groves.
Like stars shooting down from the heaven, the cymbals fall.
High pitched on the tall trees, low pitched on the branches, harsh sounding on the rocks and roaring on the waters, the rain falls with measured notes like that of a veena.
The deep noble notes of thunder are echoed in the drums beaten by the drummers. The flute is sweet like the hum of bees.” - (Source: http://oneindiaonepeople.com)
Ragasudha club in Amrita College of Engineering and Technology (ACET) aims to promote student’s practice and contribution of their musical abilities/talents and to promote diversity among our faculty and students.