Dr. Kanada Narahari

Kanada Narahari, also known as Kanada Raghava, is an Ayurvedic physician holding a BAMS degree and a distinguished writer in Kannada. He has authored two short story collections that have garnered prestigious awards. Since 2007, he has practiced Ayurvedic medicine in India, Nepal, South Africa, and the USA.

Born in Manchikeri, a quaint village nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India, Kanada’s father, Vidvan Narahari Keshava Bhat, is a celebrated Sanskrit scholar, poet, and author with numerous works on theatre plays and Yakshagaana—a traditional form of performing art. It comes as no surprise that Kanada was immersed in Indian performing arts, music, and literature from a very young age. At the age of nine, he began studying Carnatic classical vocal music under Vidushi Shreedevi Aravind. Over time, his passion shifted towards Hindustani Classical music, especially the Sitar.

Embarking on a new musical voyage at 22, he trained for several years with sitarist Sanjeev Korti and later found guidance under Acharya Abhik Mukherjee. Today, Kanada is an esteemed sitar player who has captivated audiences worldwide with his performances at major festivals. He has collaborated with renowned maestros on stage and in studios. His discography includes two albums—’Naadi’ and ‘Vistar’—and an EP titled ‘Sonokata’, all of which are available on major audio streaming platforms.

Over the past 15 years, Kanada Narahari has cultivated a profound dedication to Naada Yoga. He has conducted live lecture-demonstrations on Naada Yoga and Ayurveda on prominent television and radio shows globally.

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