When Elephants Visited a Theatre to Listen to an Ilaiyaraaja Song!
Did you know that the power of music is so powerful that it can win the hearts of even wild animals and hold them captive?
It can if one is to go by what AyurDNA wellness and Healing Founder and President Gopinath Nair says.
The doctor, who participated in the inaugural function of the Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga, said that, “ There is a saying in Malayalam that when translated means the jasmine that grows in your front yard does not have fragrance. This is true of all that India has produced over the last 10,000 years including the six precious treasures namely Ayurveda, Naturopathy and yoga, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy.
“But apart from these treasures we tend to forget so many more others. For instance, Western countries have been doing research in music therapy which actually originated in India several years ago.
“ In this regard let me recall an incident that was narrated by the great music director Ilayaraja. The music director said that a herd of elephants would actually visit a town on the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala to actually listen to a particular song from his 1984 hit film called Vaidehi Kathirunthal.
“The elephants would arrive, listen to the song outside the theatre in the forests and then leave once the song ended. The song for which the elephants would arrive was the number ‘Raasathi unna kaanatha nenju…’
“India has given so much to the world. It is time for us to get that back.,” Dr Nair said and congratulated the students who had joined the Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga.
“I congratulate the students who have joined the Sona Medical college of Naturopathy and Yoga for you are in a damn good space.You are entering an industry that is going to be the future,” he said.