Sometimes people just want to sit back, relax and enjoy some soothing sounds. One is that bhajan creates a sense of egolessness5, a state of singular concentration in which one goes inside the music and merges with it; such a state of complete identification between the subject and the object is called Samadhi6 in the Hindu and Buddhist context, this being a chief goal of yoga and meditation.
They carve their niche at the nexus of traditional yoik and modern instrumentation; such music confronts listeners and musicologists equally because it is so unlike anything one can readily categorize, and it embraces their lineage in a modern context.
Thus, one may hone the skill of maintaining focus while practicing music and then work more productively on the job; one may come home from work stressed and in a bad mood and then through feeling how unpleasing this quality of music is, iron out the strain in the music and so simultaneously that in oneself.
Ustad Bismillah Khan Born: March 21, 1916,Died: August 21, 2006 ,Achievement: Brought shehnai to the center stage of Indian classical music; Became the third classical musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian legendary shehnai player, Ustad Bismillah Khan was one of India’s most celebrated classical musicians.
This classical music system first of all insures that one honors the tradition; only after leaning the goals, rules, and aesthetics is creativity valuable to this specialized community of musicians, as working wthin its framework helps continue and evolve the system from within.