Nadha Aradhana is performed in the Dhyanalinga Temple daily
from 11:50 am to 12:10 pm and from 5:50 pm to 6:10 pm - timings
that are recognized as sandhya kalas, or phases when nature itself
undergoes deep transitions and are known to be especially conducive
to experience dhyana or meditation.
Nandha in Sanskrit mean 'Sound' and Aradhana signifies 'worship'
or 'devotional offering' Nandha Aradhana is an intuitive synthesis
of vocals and instruments performed daily in the 'Dhyanalinga Multi-Religious Shrine'
at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore.
An enchanting and deeply healing mix of singing bowls and assorted musical instruments
is conjunction with vocal chants, Nadha Aradhana is a daily live offering that enables listeners
to slip effortlessly into a receptive mode, making them available to the divine energies and
grace of the Dhayanalinga and allowing then to experience deep states of meditation
Every Nadha Aradhana is an unfailingly moving experience. Emerging as it does from a state of deep
interiority, it is an expression of the performers' reverence and love - a response to the powerful
presence of the Dhyanalinga. The soothing tome of the singing bowls sets the tone,
inviting listeners to delight in an arabesque of pure sounds, unmediated by sahitya or lyric content,
Singers of Indian, Arabic, and Western styles combine with the wooden flute, guitar, sitar, or
veena to create a soaring ablation of sacred sound. As the music draws to a close, an intense and passionate sequence
of Indian percussion takes over, its lingering echoes enabling listeners to experience the imminent silence that follows in an way they never have before.