The system of Indian music is known as Raga Sangeeth. It can be traced back to nearly 2000 years.
The roots of this music are in the Vedic hymns of the Hindu temples. It is the origin of all Indian music.
As in western music, the roots of Indian classical music are religious.
Music gives a spiritual discipline. It helps a person to understand himself. In the Hindu culture sound is god-nada Brahma.
It is a source of discipline. The pupils learn to behave in certain ways. They learn to concentrate. It is like meditation.