Announcements are over and the anchor leaves the stage. Lights brighten and the Tanpura fills the air with the magic of Sa-Pa-Sa. The artist picks the swar and announces the raga. The eyes are closed, hall is silent.  Only one sound that is slowly and gradually filling the space is the voice of the performer. The swar vistar and the aalaap is joining him thread by thread with his God through his soul. He is walking on the path laid in front of him by the chalan of the raga he is rendering.

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