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An arrangement for handpan and voice inspired by the Indian classical Carnatic song Mahaganapathim.
Played on the Asachan SaHara handpan.
raagam Nattai
Arohana: S R3 G2 M1 P D3 N2 S
Avarohana: S N2 P M1 R3 S
Adi talam
Composer: Muthuswami Dikshitar
Language: Sanskrit


mahaa gaNapatim manasaa smaraami
mahaa gaNapatim vasishTa vaama dEvAdi vandita
mahaa gaNapatim
mahaa dEva sutam
mahaa dEva sutam guruguha nutam
mahaa dEva sutam guruguha nutam maara kOTi prakaasham shaantam
mahaa kaavya naaTakaadi priyam
mahaa kaavya naaTakaadi priyam mooshika vaahanaa mOdhaka priyam
mahaa gaNapatim
Mahaganapathy! My namaskarams to you. I meditate on You, the Great God Ganapathy. You are the one who is worshipped by great sages such as Vashishta and Vamadeva. You are the son of the Great Lord Shiva. You are always adored by 'Guruguha', Lord Skanda. You have a beauty and shine with the brilliance of a thousand 'manmadhas' - Cuipds. You are the embodiment of peace and tranquility. You love great poetry and drama. You have as the vehicle, as a mount, a small mouse. You love the modhakas, a variety of sweet made of rice and coconut. I bow to thee. My lord, Maha Ganapathy.


from ORCHID, released September 4, 2015


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