Gajananayutham

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An arrangement for handpan and voice inspired by the Indian classical Carnatic song Gajananayutham.
Played on the Asachan SaHara handpan ( (D) G Ab B C D ) and Bells Aeolian ( E F G ), to obtain the raagam Chakravakam:
Aa: S R1 G3 M1 D2 N2 D2 S
Av: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R1 S
taaLam: aadi
Composer: Muthuswami Dikshitar
Language: Sanskrit

lyrics

gajaananayutam gaNEshwaram
bhajaami satatam surEshwaram
(gajaananayutam)

ajEndrapoojita vighnEshwaram
gaNaadisannutapada padmakaram
kunjarabhanjana caturatarakaram
guruguhaagrajam praNavaakaaram

translation
I constantly sing the praise of GaNEshwara the elephant-faced, who is the lord of Devas.
Who is worshipped by Brahma and Indra. Remover of obstacles, whose lotus like feet and hands are worshipped by BhootagaNas. Who exhibited his skill in vanquishing Kunjara. He is the elder brother of Guruguha, and is of the form of PraNava.

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from ORCHID, released September 4, 2015

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