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Are there any recorded incidences of Raag Malhar actually affecting the weather?

Asked by Neha Sahi, 29 May '09 03:57 pm
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According to the legend, Raga malhar is so powerful that when sung, rain falls from the sky. It is said that the raga has lost its "swaroop" among the ages because there was no one who could remember its complicated rhythms and beats.

There are many written accounts of Raga Malhar. Many great artists of medieval period and much earlier period used to sing this raga. Tansen, Baiju Bawra, Baba Ramdas, Nayak Charju, Miyan Bakhshu, Tantarang, Tanras Khan, Mahanvilas Kanh (son of Tansen), Hammer Sen, Surat Sen, and Meera are among the singers who are said to have been capable of starting rains using various kinds of Raga Malhar.

According to a legend, once the Mughal emperor Akbar asked his court musician Tansen to sing Raga Deepak, the raga of lamps. The effect was such that all the lamps in the courtyard lit up themselves, and Tansen's body became so hot that he had to sit in the nearby river to cool himself. However, the river began to boil, and it became apparent that Tansen would ...more
Answered by pratik dhanale, 29 May '09 04:00 pm

 
  
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Dear Neha, I have seen many times a similar question as like yours that is it true that singing \'megh malhar\' can happen rain?

It is a very good and difficult question .It shows your musical temperament. You might have heard or read somewhere.... Is not it? Let me clarify your doubt..............

Music has wonderful relation with seasons. We have music according to seasons not seasons according to music. Experts have composed and classified the ragas according to time and seasons.

Megh is a raag of malhar anga. Any raag of Malhar anga is generally sung in rainy seasons. Had the fact of coming rain been true then it would havebeen used during summer to make rain. I understand your point and also understand you might have come across the statement somewhere ... I too ......

Why there is such saying? This is the question.............. Let me ask you one thing ... have you heard a saying that oh! His handwriting is so beautiful, even a blind can read now tell me can a blind ...more
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 29 May '09 04:42 pm

 
  
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According to a legend, once the Mughal emperor Akbar asked his court musician Tansen to sing Raga Deepak, the raga of lamps. The effect was such that all the lamps in the courtyard lit up themselves, and Tansen\'s body became so hot that he had to sit in the nearby river to cool himself. However, the river began to boil, and it became apparent that Tansen would soon boil to death. At this juncture, Tansen\'s lady love was called in to sing Raga Malhar. Immediately, torrential rains poured down and Tansen was saved.
This is a recorded one in the world.Anything more is required than this!!!
Answered by gkr, 29 May '09 04:03 pm

 
  
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No :(
Answered by conviction, 29 May '09 03:57 pm

 
  
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