Dhrupad Music

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    October 18, 2023 1:55 AM EDT

    Dhrupad is one of the most ancient forms of North Indian Classical Music. The word Dhrupad is derived from two words, Dhruva meaning 'structured, fixed or rigid' and Pada means 'word or syllable'. The word Dhrupada or Dhruvapada therefore means 'a composition in which the Padas or words are set in a definite structure or pattern'. The essence of Dhrupad music is primarily spiritual. The main attempt of Dhrupad is not so much to entertain as to stimulate feelings of peace and contemplation within the listener.