Category Archives: Indian classical music

Reflections on Ganesha Abhishekam 2013

by Aranyakananda My local temple held Ganesha Abhishekam last night. My grandfather just passed away two nights before this, and so I took this Abhishekam as a sacred opportunity to remove some of the obstacles between my grandfather and moksha. … Continue reading

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King Kulasekhara & The Alwars and Nayanmars

by Aranyakananda mabhir manda-mano vicintya bahudha yamis ciram yatana naivami prabhavanti papa-ripavah svami nanu sridharah alasyam vyapaniya bhakti-sulabham dhyayasva narayanam lokasya vyasanapanodana-karo dasasya kim na kshamah O foolish mind, stop your fearful fretting about the extensive torments dealt out by … Continue reading

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Kula Shaker: Not Quite 21st Century Alwars, But Still…

By Aranyakananda I recently discovered “Kula Shaker”, a British “psychedelic rock” band who were very popular in the late ’90s, and have reformed in the 21st century. I am not sure if “psychedelic” is an appropriate label for them or … Continue reading

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Krishnacore

by Aranyakananda For this post I want to link to a website called Krishnacore. When I first started out on this path of yoga, I was under the impression I had to remove many worldly influences from my life. I … Continue reading

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Ode To Ravi

by Aranyakananda I have to take this opportunity to reiterate (I think I’ve discussed it before) how eternally grateful I am to the recently departed sitar master Ravi Shankar. When I first began to meditate, I could not figure out … Continue reading

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