Music and Fine Arts in the Devotional Traditions of India: Worship Through Beauty
This book presents a number of independent articles held together by thethematic string of art as part of ritual worship and spiritual striving intraditions of devotional religion in India. Emphasis is laid on music and finearts in the Vaisnava temples of Vraja, with recurring reference to the art of sanjhi which counts among the unique and nowadays very rare treasures of theIndian cultural heritage.
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Music and fine arts in the devotional traditions of Vraja
Vraja the center of divine play
spirituality expressed through
Continuity and change in dhrupada
the science of music
abstract accompanied accomplished according activity aesthetic art forms art of sā˝jhi artists aspect associated attained Bāul beauty becomes birth celebrations century classical classical music colors component compositions concepts concrete constitutes context continuity created cultural cycle daily dance deity developed devotional dhrupada display divine element emotional energy entire essence established event expansion experience expression fact festival flowers given hand heart hence human Indian inner insider knowledge known Krsna liturgical living Lord manifest manner means musicians mystic nature North notation once original performance period philosophical play poetic poetry practice prepared present principal Rādhā rāga reality recording referred regarded region religious remains rendered rendition repertoire represented requires respective ritual rural samgīta sā˝jhi design setting significance singer singing songs sound spiritual style symbol takes term texts tradition universal Vaisnava temples various verses vision visual Vraja Vrindaban worship