Music & Exam Fever

As the month of March rolls on, thousands of children across the country write the 10th and 12th board examinations. Its a time fraught with tension for students and their families. Music is known to be a great stress-buster. Here’s a list of musical pieces that can help alleviete stress and keep the mind calm.

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Shanthamu Lekha  This composition by Carnatic composer Tyagaraja is in raga Sama which is meditative in nature. 

Strings of Mohan Veena Nature has a calming effect on the human mind. Listen to how Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat soothes the soul with the strings of his instrument in the raag Jhinjhoti.

Hindi movie songs Here’s a gentle melody from the Hindi movie Jodha Akbar that tugs at the heartstrings. Listening to movie songs are a great way of keeping the fever down.


Vishnu Sahasranamam This is one shloka that never fails to calm the mind. The rendition by MS Subbalakshmi is unparalleled. 

Do share with me your favourites!

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About Chitra Srikrishna 50 Articles
Chitra Srikrishna is a Carnatic vocalist and writer living in Bengaluru & Columbus. Chitra blogs for Sruti, runs the podcast Raga Ruminations and produces RaagTime, a radio show on Indian music. Her albums include devotional poetry of Tamil Alwars & Dasa kritis, & thematic compositions on Rama and Hanuman. She's the musical half of a multimedia performance duo HumRaag. Her program BHAKTHI explores the journey of the mystics of India. Her latest Antah Prerna -A Musical Telling of an Entrepreneur's Journey debuted at Bangalore International Centre in 2018.