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Ganesha

The deity of auspiciousness is much celebrated in compositions. A selection in connection with Ganesh Chaturthi on Sep 2.

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Ganesha

The deity of auspiciousness is much celebrated in compositions. A selection in connection with Ganesh Chaturthi on Sep 2.

Ganesha is the most popular deity among the Hindu pantheon. From the physical to the spiritual attributes, Ganesha occupies a prominent place in idiomatic usages. It is but natural that this God with a human form but an elephant head remains the source of a lot of creative interpretation Indian culture and Carnatic music is no exception. Composers across centuries have written and sung about this Remover of Obstacles and a Master of the Fine Arts. He is the symbol of prosperity, the embodiment of knowledge and the Aadi vandita or the Lord who is worshipped first. The compositions on Him are in all the languages commonly used in Carnatic music, and they range from the simplest - the Pillari Geethe and Nottu svara sahityas to the more elaborate and complex Vilamba Kala kritis and the introductory songs of the Group kritis. Among the many hundred songs and hymns, here is a selection of compositions by various composers.

Songs in this Program