The Indian classical music has a fusion of Indian folk music and Persian music. Many of us have moved to the West to explore the opportunities that these countries have to offer. As we live and work in the West our Indian culture seems to be fading steadily at an alarming rate. The kids that are being born in these countries have no way of indentifying themselves with the Indian culture. This is a dangerous thing as anybody who does not have an identity can adopt anything that comes his or her way.
This is why we are exposing our kids to the Indian classical music. There is a need to ensure that the kids get to learn, accept, embrace and appreciate the Indian culture. I was luck to have been brought up by parents who appreciated the Indian way of life. They used the best possible ways for me to learn our culture. I thank my parents for having made it possible for me to have an identity that I treasure so much. Although I am an American I appreciate the Indian in me.
The Indian classical music was one of the tools that was used in my indoctrination to the culture. Using the classical music through Kathak, which is a north Indian classical I got to learn the language, the culture and the values that are upheld, the values that are core to the Indian culture. I believe my love for the Indian classical music has helped me to be different in a society where conformance is the norm rather than the exception.
Apart from getting an identity as a result of this music I also managed to discover the health prospects that are presented to mankind by the classical music. The sound is played in tune with nature, which helps the human beings to have a peace of mind as they listen to it and seek within themselves. As one pays attention to the tunes being played such as Raga and Tala the mental patterns get transformed. If such an individual was suffering from stress related ailments then he might be surprised to find himself healed from the ailments.
The spiritual nourishment that you can get from the music is very fulfilling. It is believed that this is because of the blessing that is bestowed upon the music by Goddess Saraswati. Listen to Indian classical music and you will get to understand what I am talking about.