I attended Dr Saketha Raman,FRCM Rejuvenation Clinic yesterday.It was a 2.5 hour clinic. At age,73,I went in feeling like 93,and came out feeling like 53.The clinic was in a place called Music Academy.I cudn’t figure out why.When I sat down,I found about 1500 patients packed in the Hall.On my right was a taciturn Mama,83. The Mami,63,on my left though was a fountain of info.She said Saketha Raman is a Dr of Music.That explained the M in FRCM! Seeing I am a novice in music,Mami decided to brief me on all music stuff along the way.Very helpful.
The very first medicine the Dr gave was invigorating.Mami called it Arabi,and added that the patent to the song is held by Shyama Sastri.Heady stuff and I became 71.In no time next,Mami became a bundle of excitement: Enna oru PantuvarAli,ah ha! And,when the Dr began the krithi…sundara-tara dEhaM vand(E)haM rAmaM,she said,Thaygaraja,and even I was as affected. Then,at one point,he went on and on at the line..rAg(A)di saMhAraM rAghavaM udAraM and my eyes turned moist for no reason.Mami told me this is called Niraval,the acme of manOdarma medicine.I nodded sagely.Again when Mami said what followed was a medicine called Swarakalpana. All I know is that at the end of this PantuvarAli medicine,I had become younger by another 5 years.
Now the good Dr sort of shifted gears,and I felt smooth,soft and comforted all over.Mami smiled and said that’s the effect of Neelambari when properly administered. God knows it was heart melting,maybe medicine for arterial blocks? Before the song,there was what Mami called a viruTTam,moving stuff again. Dr caressed the phrase Jaya sangeetha rasikE,and even I cud relate to sangeetham by now. Ponnaiah Pillai,Mami whispered as if in a trance,when the medicine unfolded…Amba NeelambarI…The Dr made it brief but straight from the heart and,in the process,my heart healed too.I looked at my ageO meter,which now showed 63!