Music afficionados treated to meditation, healing concert

Dr. Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Mysore, center, with accompanying musicians at “Raga Maya Raga Sagara,,” a meditation and healing concert at the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., July 6. At the concert, Swami Chidatmananda of Chinmaya Mission, along with P. K. Kapur, former Indian Ambassador to Chile and Cambodia, honored Swamij. Shambhu Hakki, first secretary and spokesperson for the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., who represented the Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Harsh Vardhan Shringla, honored internationally acclaimed violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam, who played alongside Swamiji at the concert. The main raga, Kamavardhini, a very powerful healing raga, played during the concert, is said to work on the entire body, all chakras, all zodiac signs, and all five elements. Swamiji also played Rushyaketupriya, Kapi, Mohana, Chandika, Kamavardhini, Madhuvarshini, and Sama ragas.

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