Music And Astronomy

The heavens have motivated many musicians throughout the ages. At first glimpse, there is no interrelation between them, nor between music and astronomy. However there are disclosing examples of musical astronomy and astronomical music. Astronomers have sometimes drawn to find collateral between the cosmos and musical structures.


Navagraha are nine heavenly bodies that influence on Earth in Hinduism and Hindu astrology. Surya:the Sun, Chandra:the Moon, Mangala:Mars, Budh:Mercury, Brhaspati:Jupiter, Shukra:Venus, Shani:Saturn, Rahu:North lunar node, Kethu:South lunar node.

Muthuswami Dikishitar, was a carnatic music composer and who is considered one of the musical trinity of carnatic music, from South India, composed the Navagraha Kritis in the praise of nine planets. The sahitya(lyrics) of the songs reflect a profound knowledge of the mantra and Astrology.

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