The music in India, is traced to the 'shabdha brahma' Om. Indian music occupies a prominent position in religious traditions and faiths. Music is iembeded in Indian life and culture, from birth to death, songs, dances and musical instruments are necessary in every occasion.
The roots of about every kind of Indian music can be traced to the Indian classical music. Indian music can be divided into Carnatic and Hindustani. Indian classical music is complex and rich with direct emotional appeal.
Carnatic music is 'kritis' based and 'sahitya' (lyric) oriented, while Hindustani music emphasizes to musical structure and the possibilities in it. Indian musicians essentially regard their music as a means of spiritual exploration, path of realization, in addition to deriving aesthetic enjoyment.
Indian music refines one's soul, discipline one's body, make one aware of the infinite within one, unite one's breath with that of space and one's vibrations with that of the cosmos.
Indian music is rich in both variety and diversity. Every one will have something or other to listen and enjoy in it. There is 'Carnatic' and 'Hindustani' music for die-hard classical music enthusiasts and Ghazals, film music, Indian Pop, Bhajans etc. for light music lovers in almost all languages of India (presently there are 14 official languages!).