Sound Healing (Music Therapy)

A whole range of emotions and their nuances could be captured and communicated within certain rhythms and melodies. Playing, performing, and even listening to appropriate ragas can work as a medicine. Various ragas have since been recognized to have a definite impact on certain ailments. ]. Raga therapy works in conjunction with a music therapist. The music therapist assesses the emotional and physical health of the patient through musical responses and then designs music sessions based on the client’s needs. Different types of music therapy are used according to a patient’s needs. Each patient is different and is assessed on an individual basis. Music therapy can be loosely divided into the following categories:

1. Music therapy to help develop communication, language and intellectual development.

2. Music therapy as support, for people who are grieving, going through a crisis time or who are in pain.

3. Music therapy to lower stress and tension.

4. Music therapy as a motivation for rehabilitation.

5. Music therapy to encourage movement.

6. Music therapy as a means to identify with cultural and spiritual identity.

7. Music therapy to assist memory and imagination. Etc.

The goals of Raga therapy are dependent upon the purpose of music therapy for each individual case. Drug and alcohol centers and schools may use music therapy and behavior changing may be an important goal

Whereas, nursing homes may use music therapy in more of a support role or to relieve pain. Autism, a neurological disorder that affects normal brain functioning is usually noticed within 30 months of age. The worrisome syndrome had no treatment till now, when autism music therapy has emerged as a mode of treatment.

26th raga in the melakarta scale (parent) of the south Indian classical music. Rejuvenates the mind helping one to age gracefully. It enlivens the singer and listener.


The suppression of the senses releases a negative force. The process of sublimation needs a spiritual path. Rag Desh can provide that. Its energy gives the listener serenity, peace, inner joy, right valor, universal love, and patriotism


Quells paralysis and disorders of the mind


Helpful in diabetes


Energy giving. Provides good thinking, Chaitanya. Sarvarogaharini (panacea)


Bhajan: Sambho Samba

Good for joint and back pain


Improves digestive power. Cures stomach related diseases.

Kalyani Bhajan: Jai Jai Ganapathi

Gives energy and removes tension and acts as a general tonic. Dispels the darkness of fear; Gives motherly comfort and increases confidence. Kalyani means Mangalam. Recited with faith and devotion, it is believed to clinch marriage alliances. Many authentic reports exist about the raga’s power to destroy fear in many forms: fear of poverty, of love, of power, of ill-health, of death, and so on.


Sick patients get over their depression, anxiety. Reduces absent-mindedness


Curative for heart disease and nervous irritability, neurosis, worry, and distress.


Gives energy and removes tension


Promotes dhyana (meditation) at mental and physical levels


Helps to prevent stone formation, burning sensations, sleeplessness, and anxiety.


Good for nerves. Cures diseases like slight headache, sleeplessness, and sinus problems.


Clears paralysis, giddiness, pain in legs/hands, etc. and nervous complaints

Malaya Maruta

To awaken someone out of deep sleep

Maya Malava Gowla

Counters pollution. It can be called the Gateway to Carnatic music. The history of Carnatic music says that the blessed musician, Purandaradasar, introduced the system of

Bhajan: Inner Self

Mayamalava gowla. This raga has the power to neutralize toxins in the body. Practicing it in the early hours of the morning, in nature will enhance the strength of the vocal cords.

Mohana Bhajan: Ishapathisha

Mohana is present where beauty and love coexist. It filters out the ill-effects of kama (desire for sex), krodha (anger), and moha (lust), bestowing immense benefits on the listener. Also said to sures chronic headaches, indigestion, and depression.


To get rid of insomnia


Cures kidney disease


Adds strength and vigor to a happy wedded life. This 5-Swara raga has the power to eliminate poverty. The prayoga of the swaras can wipe off the vibrations of bitter feelings emitted by ill will


Cures back pain, joint pain, etc.


Makes the mind sober, tranquil, induces good sleep. Good for world peace.

Saramati Bhajan: Concert in Berlin

Elevates from a depressed state. Cures balagraha dosham in children ( undiagnosed crying and imitability). For sleeplessness, itching, eye and ear problems, skin problems, and the problems of hearing irregular sounds

Sindu Bhairavi

Removes sins and sorrows and saves from unforeseen events


Powerful raga for meditation; bestows benevolence of God. Removes sadness, ushana roga Santi (diseases related to excess heat). Good for general health

Sandhya Kalyani

Cures ear, nose, and eye diseases. Relieves chronic clods. Gives good sleep and freshness


The power of this raga is incredible. It cures mental illness, soothes the turbulent mind, and restores peace and harmony. If rendered with total devotion for a stipulated period, it can cure mental disorders said to be beyond the scope of medical treatment. It also is said to have the power to shower wealth.


Sharpens the intellect of the singer as well as the listener. Instills courage in one’s mind and replenishes the energy in the body.


Alleviates mental dilemmas and indecisiveness

Suddha dhanyasi

Remover of sorrows. Gives a happy feeling. Tonic for nerves. Cures rhinitis and migraine.


Mitigates stomach burn, insomnia, fear, disgust


Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, heart disease, depression, skin disease, and skin allergy

Varali Bhajan: Nakam Vinayakam

Varali is good for vayu tatva, heart, skin ailments, and gastric problems.

Vasanta / Vasanti

Controls high and low blood pressure cures heart as well as nervous diseases. Can dear the fog of confusion when a series of medical tests has to be analyzed. It heals nervous breakdowns.


Cures paralysis


General tonic acts quickly

Yamuna Kalyani

Gives freshness and dynamism

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