Sunday, July 17, 2016

Different types of Flutes / Tunes

Krishna plays these flutes as per different situations.some mentioned by Rupa Goswami in Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu are
1.Venu-Less then 6 inch long,6 holes,Krishna plays this sometimes.
2.Murli-18 inch Long,4 holes and one hole at end.
3.Vanshi-15 inch long,9 holes and decorated with jewels.
4.Sammohini or Mahananda-when it is bit longer then Vanshi,decorated/made with jewels
5.Aakrishni-When it is more longer then sammohini and made of Gold
6.Anandini or Vanshuli-This is mostly liked by Vraja gopa.

There are 8 different tunes that Krsna plays
1) Demigods like Lord Brahma and Lord Siva's meditation is broken and they forget everything in astonishment and Lord Anantadeva sways His head like in hypnosis.
2) Second tune makes the Yamuna flow backwards
3) Third tune makes the moon stop moving
4) Fourth tune makes the cows run to Krsna and get stunned listening to the flute
5) The 5th note attracts the gopis and make them come running to him
6) 6th Tune makes the stones melt and creates autumn season
7) 7th note manifests all seasons
8) 8th Note is meant exclusively for Srimati Radharani, it takes Her name and calls for Her, and She comes running to Him putting Her cloth wrong and mascara also.

interesting part of Krishna's flute playing is that the sound can be heard only by the party for whom it is being played. 

  1. If Krishna plays flute for the gopis, only gopis would be able to hear it, and no one else. 
  2. If He plays flute for the cows, only the cows would be able to hear it, and no one else.