Classic FM: India’s ancient temples that ‘sing’ thanks to intricate musical architecture

Classic FM: India’s ancient temples that ‘sing’ thanks to intricate musical architecture. “Within the Vijaya Vittala Temple in Hampi, South India are 56 pillars, each 3.6 metres high, which when gently tapped produce delicate musical notes. Tourists have been travelling to the UNESCO World Heritage Site for years to hear the over 500-year-old temple’s mesmerising music. The pillars, named SaReGaMa, are so-called after the first four notes (svaras) of the standard scale in Indian classical music – similar to the Western Do Re Mi Fa (solfège).”

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