India is endowed with a rich cultural heritage of Art
and Culture. It owes it’s origin in History,
dating back to centuries. The world of Hindusthani
Classical Music is a very vast one; where one
frequently encounters different “Gharanas”
or styles. It used to be taught through the “Guru-Shishya
Parampara” of “ Taalim”. This
system required the “ Shishya” or
the Disciple to reside at the residence of the
“Guru” or Master.
Unfortunately, this form of teaching has more
or less become a thing of the past. This exemplary
form of pure and unpolluted Classical music is
very unfortunately tilting towards unconformable
standards. To preserve this great tradition, it
is very necessary to provide the youngsters of
this generation and the generation to come, with
proper exposure towards this form of music, through
proper guidance and proper institution.
We aim to establish and setup, an institution
for the promotion and propagation of Hindusthani
Classical Music. Our aim is to become one of it’s
own kind of institution by setting up some branches
of key cultural institutions in different parts
of India, which shall be under the able guidance
of the best maestros in all fields of India Classical
HISTORY OF THE “ GURU-SHISHYA”-‘PARAMPARA’
It is said that – “ In giving, you receive”.
The art of Indian Classical Music was taught in a very
harsh manner, that many Indian students endured from
their teachers; to learn. These teaching methods were
austere and spartan. The years of hard-work, under a
strict disciplinarian, in the form of a “ Guru”;
had to be followed, in whatever way he said.
From the very childhood, a strict regime of “
riyaaz” had to be followed. A musical talent was
nurtured in about 15 to 20 years, of rigorous “Taalim”.
The “Shaagirds”, devoted their life, to
documenting and learning from the treasures of the wise
ones, and became exponents of the traditions to ensure
their survival as they are passed on to the next generations.
Their undefinable hard-work of years, saw them reaping
the fruits of their labour in the later years.
ABOUT INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Music is the spontaneous expressions of powerful emotions
and deep knowledge. Once the focus is on the cycle of
music, one is not trying to prove something, but it
is to show patience, putting aside one’s ego and
proving to oneself, how much love and regard one has
for one’s music.
People put too much emphasis on trying to understand
classical music. It would be better not to try to understand
music, instead, it would be better to try to feel it.
Arguably, the most beautiful sounds in all music –
is an exquisite synthesis of air and earth, projected
with the fluidity of water, and the intensity of fire.
There are a precious few musicians of our time, who
have a healing power, frequently attributed to
their music, which place them among the legendary
musician saints, who have graced the world of
Indian Classical Music, going back to antiquity.