MATHURA: Music has the power to force God to appear before his devotees, UP Governor Ram Naik said today, adding that art has a universal language.
"Dhrupad style of Swami Haridas forced Lord Krishna and Radha to appear before him. In fact, music is one of the best ways for paying obeisance to God," he said after lighting the lamp on the final day of the two-day 'Swami Haridas Sangeet Evam Nritya Mahotsava' in Vrindaban.
"We have been praying to God through music since centuries. It not only gives us vigour but encourages us to lead our life in high spirit," he said.
The Governor also noted that there is no language of music and it is expressed through seven notes.
The Mahotsav was inaugurated yesterday by the Governor and AAP leader Kumar Vishwas.
The programme with its medley of song and dance and other curricular activities stole everyone's hearts.
The Odissi dance by Adruta dance group on 'Namami Gange' and Kathak dance by Asim Bandhu Bhattacharya group were some of the highlights of the event.