Once again, its a new beginning, the festive mood is on and here is my heartfelt wishes to all friends and visitors with lots of love and prayers..
A musician’s music touches and elevates the Soul of the Singer as well as the Soul of the Listener only when the “Soul of the Singer” connects with the “Soul of the Raga” firstly, then with the Soul of the Sahityam, then with the Soul of the Devatha ” in that krithi. When everything is aligned and in perfect communion, there is nothing but absolute” Bliss”.
This is my direct experience as a listener when I visited a temple and saw an aged Mami who was singing with utmost devotion in front of Goddess Saradambal at Kalady Sringeri Sarada Temple, located in Kerala. This Mami was not a celebrity nor a great musician.
Wishing you from the bottom of my heart that this harvest festival fill your life with bountiful blessings from Lord Suryanarayana, bringing you good luck, prosperity, happiness and brighter days ahead.
May the bright sunshine outside, radiate on us and make the divine light inside GLOW , so that all negative energy and unhappiness fogging our mind is expelled. When we feel the light inside, we are in a blissful state, confident and full of happiness. This bliss is passed on to all who enter our life.
Will be soon back with blogging Raga Appreciation, Concert Downloads and Music Lessons.
I loved this interpretation of Prayer.
* What is a prayer?
Prayer doesn’t just happen when we kneel or put our hands together and focus and expect things from God.
Once again we are celebrating the divine Nine-Night /Navarathri festival worshipping Goddess in the forms of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.
Navarathri depicts Mahishasura Vadham – Destroying the demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. Mahisham is buffallo which is the embodiment of lethargy – laziness or jadathwam filled with immense strength of arrogance. In this modern world, we can infer it symbolically as the human mind which is the seat of all good and bad tendencies. The mind is a battlefield where there is always a fight between these two forces – good Vs bad.
On this holy occasion of Ganesha Chathurthi, May Lord Ganesha bestow upon you bountiful blessings , removing all the obstacles in life bringing in good fortune and success in all your Endeavours.
A few more pictures of Lord Krishna found in my collection shared with the vistors and friends of this blog on this happy occasion of Gokulashtami.