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How Music Heals

Nada (The Sound of Music)
A look back into the history of humanity shows us that human beings have always expressed emotions through music. Whether it is joy, anguish, or excitement, it is done effortlessly even without formal knowledge of music or its techniques. Music is so deeply ingrained within us that very few of us give any special thought as to where it originates. It is essentially created from feelings of happiness or sadness, which come from the mind.

Music therapists have typically focused on Raga’s (melodious tune) vibrations and effects on the nervous system. Sri Swamiji takes it a step further by reaching out to the Nada Bindu (the center point) to stimulate and heal. This technique is called Nada Yoga Chikitsa, or healing through music. Ragas, or musical chords with vibrations, emerge out of this Nada like the waves of an ocean or Sagara—hence the name Raga Sagara. The word “Ra Ga Sa Ga Ra” is a palindrome that has been coined by Sri Swamiji to signify the yogic technique of Life Cycle.

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The Composer

His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Dr.Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji

His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is the Founder Pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, India. Sri Swamiji is worldwide known and famous for His “Concerts for Healing and Meditation”. He is a pioneer in the field of music therapy and the author of the compendium “Raga Ragini Nada Yoga” which is an interdisciplinary work on musicology, Yoga, bio-psychic mechanisms and the healing abilities of nature.Read More….

Celestial Message Troupe

Jaitra Varanasi

Jaitra Varanasi (Violin)

Jaitra Varanasi


Jaitra Varanasi

The violin has been an important instrument in Indian music for over 200 years. The Indian violin is tuned and held differently when played as compared to the Western violin.

Mani Tadepalli

Mani Tadepalli (Keyboard)

Mani Tadepalli


Mani Tadepalli

Traditional Carnatic music includes keyboard melodies and accompaniment. The modern use of synthesizers has allowed incorporation of the traditional half- and semi-tones of Indian classical music.

Shankar Ramesh

Shankar Ramesh (Mridangam)

Shankar Ramesh


Shankar Ramesh

The mridangam is an ancient double-headed barrel drum played with the hands. Known as “the king” of Indian percussion, it is the main drum used in Carnatic(Southern) Indian music.

Mahesh Bhat

Mahesh Bhat (Tabla)

Mahesh Bhat


Mahesh Bhat

The tabla is known as “the queen” of Indian percussion and is the principal percussion instrument in Hindustani(Northern) Indian music. The Tabla consists of a pair of small, tuned drums, one larger than the other, played with the hands.


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Foods and Drinks

As part of registration,we made arrangements for dinner packets after the concert as you leave the venue.

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Reaching The Carolina Theatre Of Durham (CTD)

From I-85 NORTH or SOUTH:
Hwy. 70: Take “Durham Downtown” exit, Exit #177-A and follow Hwy. 15-501 Business South (Mangum St.) for approximately 1 mile. Turn Right onto Morgan St. Carolina Theatre is 3 blocks on the left, across from the parking garage.

From I-40 EAST (Burlington, Greensboro):
From I-40 East, merge on to I-85 North. Take Exit #172 and merge onto the Durham Freeway (Hwy. 147 South) for approximately 4.4 miles. Take exit #13 (Chapel Hill St) and turn left at the traffic light. Continue for .6 miles. Make a left on Foster Street. Make a quick left onto Morgan St. The Theatre will be on your left.

From I-40 WEST (Raleigh, Wilmington):
Take Durham Freeway exit (Hwy. 147 North) for approximately 5 miles. Take exit #12-B (Roxboro St./Mangum St.) and turn right at first traffic light onto Roxboro St., following signs for Downtown. Continue until you pass under a bridge and get into the left lane. After you go under the bridge, you will come to a stoplight. After going through the light, merge left one lane. Continue to the left on Morgan Street. The Carolina will be on the left.

From Highway 15-501 NORTH (Chapel Hill):
When highway divides near South Square Mall, take Hwy. 15-501 Bypass North/Duke University. Follow for approximately 4 miles to I-85 North. Continue on I-85 North for approximately 3 miles. Take “Durham Downtown” exit, Exit #177-A. Follow directions for I-85 above.

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FAQ and Contacts

Can we carry cell phone to the concert?

Yes, you can. Please turn off all cellphones or keep in silent mode once you are enter concert hall.

Are kids allowed to watch concert?

Kids below 6 years are not allowed into the concert hall as they may create disturbance to others. We have limited onsite daycare available.

Is it Ok to record concert?

Photography and Video recording are not allowed.

Can I bring food and beverage?

No food or beverage is allowed inside the theater. As part of registration,we made arrangements for dinner packets after the concert as you leave the venue.

Where can I reserve for daycare?

Day care reservation is done as part of the registration.

How can I contribute?

You can make monitory contributions towards this Free concert as part of registration. If you would like to volunteer your time, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, email and phone number.

Where can I learn more about Sri Swamji music?

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