K C LoyReleased on: 21 Sep 2015
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Sree Narayana Guru, a modern mystic and practitioner of a unique metaphysics of unitive understanding who lived in the 20th century, penned the Vinayakaashtakam
as a tribute to Lord Ganesha.
Intense in meaning, replete with tantric metaphors and possessing a sublime inner music, this short poem of eight stanzas in Sanskrit language touches the core of both the singer and the listener.
Anish Damodaran approached K C Loy through a common friend Sangeet Sivan. Loy went on to compose a rendition, never before attempted on a Sree Narayana Guru poem.
It is strong, full of conviction and yet humble!
K C Loy
Shri Narayana Guru
Programmed & arranged
K C Loy
Recorded @ Acoustriks (Nikhil)
The four stanzas of the Ashtakam is used in this track are explained below -
Vinayaka is hailed as one who subdues the sensory organs ;
who acts as the foundational source of all knowledge systems and as one helps His admirers to fulfill their desires. Lord Ganesha is the lord of all devas and rescues His worshippers from difficulties. He is the bond which sustains the infinite love which exists between the cosmic parents : Siva and Shakti.
He sublimates lower values of desires to the highest bliss – ananda – and lifts people from the ocean of changing name names and forms. He is supremely generous and brings unprecedented riches to His worshippers. He is veritably the axial point of all creation. Vinayaka is the solidified love of Shankara. We bow before him.