WHAT IS RAAG VIDYA?
Singing the praises of the Almighty Lord has been a practice of many religions & communities for millennia. In the Indian subcontinent, Raag has been used to convey emotions/feelings for thousands of years. A Raag can be likened to a framework within which a specific set of rules apply – within these rules, a melody is sung. The beauty of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is every single Shabad is attuned to a particular Raag. Within Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, there is a total of 60, some that have been utilised from ancient traditions and others that have been created by the Guru. The Guru developed Raag as a universal language that enables us to experience & communicate with the divine, if done correctly.
ਕਲਜੁਗ ਮਹਿ ਕੀਰਤਨੁ ਪਰਧਾਨਾ
In the Dark times of Kaljug, singing the
Praises of the Lord is of the highest order.
Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Ang 1075, SGGS
By teaching students Raag Vidya, we are not only preserving ancient traditions of the Guru but are also providing students with valuable skillsets that will aid them in life. For example, learning stringed instruments can enhance a student’s manual dexterity whilst learning how to sing in front of others can heighten confidence. In a safe & humble environment, whilst being taught by world-class teachers, students have the opportunity to learn about the ancient musical traditions of the Guru.
We seek to revolutionise the teaching of Raag Kirtan within the UK. A student learning Raag is exposed to a whole array of skills that can provide them with great benefit. It is unfortunate that while students have amassed such skills, there has never been some form of recognition. Receiving recognition/awards can boost a prospective undergraduate’s personal statement or a job applicants CV. Therefore, by teaming up with awarding organisations, we hope to fill this gap. Furthermore, we aim to safeguard the Raag tradition by providing sustainable incomes for teachers giving rise to a self-sufficient micro-economy. We endeavour to provide an authentic curriculum as possible.
Attune yourself to the vibrations of the Timeless being and learn how to sing, string and glorify the praises of Waheguru just as our ancestors have done for the past 500 years. P6Academy aims to utilise world-class teachers to teach the detailed theory and intricacies of Raag.