The Retro-Origin of Sacred Music and the Worship of Fire-Ether Over the Ganges in Varanasi: Yogic Free-Spirit and Light-Matter Back-Reaction

Let's reinvent the gods all the myths of the ages/Jim Morrison Ganges at Twilight Hours Varanasi

Let’s reinvent the gods all the myths of the ages/Jim Morrison Ganges at Twilight Hours Varanasi

Benaras is older than history, older than the tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together’. – Mark Twain 

Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Maa

         Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Maa/Varanasi 

The ‘word’, the primordial sound (nada), is the prime cause of the world, the origin of all manifestations. Sound forms, and music in particular, are thus essential at all rites, initiations, direct contacts with ‘spirits’ and their prophetic manifestations. They play a fundamental role in the relation between mankind and the sacred.

– The Origins of Sacred Music – Alain Danielou

Sanjer sankhya saje

Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guharoy's Room at Varanasi

Yogishwar Sri Kalipada Guharoy’s Room at Varanasi

Beje uthe bramha naad

Dhvanir pada dhulir padukay

Chinnito khethre baye jaay ganga

Chute jaay samayer rath

Achena oli goli mridu hashe

Anander ghawobar hate ekti stuti padma

Phuteye tole chabi

Rupo bramher arati

Srtoter ange madhur sparshe

Bheshe ashe bhorer agamani

Lord Jagannatha Picture at Yogishwar's house in Varanasi

Lord Jagannatha Picture at Yogishwar’s house in Varanasi

All exist as nothing

Still the flower breathes life into stillness

Making the morning sing it’s song

And the dusk settles on its own

On the edge of the river

Flowing-without-flowing…

-J