Shruti Vs Smriti

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vidya at CCO.CALTECH.EDU
Wed Aug 13 17:30:39 CDT 1997

On Wed, 13 Aug 1997, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian wrote:


> so called "liberals" think that anyone can chant the veda-s and in
> whatever svara they please and I have had the misfortune of listening to
> some of these people. The resultant cacophony is quite dreadful, to say
> the least. It's worse than playing a peice of, say Mozart, totally out
> of tune.

Yes, as much as proper chanting of the Vedas is great to listen to. What
is worse is some people trying to set the vedic passages to Indian
classical ragas. The attempt is just fruitless.


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