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Hari OM

Sounds-day is for listening/viewing a variety of devotional items from and for all ages and traditions.

As reported yesterday, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is under way.  Today's offering is a wonderful 'pop' rendition of Sanskrit descriptions celebrating the worthiness of the elephant Lord. It describes his handsomeness in great detail and the qualities we should adopt. It is a firm favourite round here!  (If you find you enjoy it, why not sing along - that link will take you to a page with English transliteration.)

I do hope you found that joyful!  Now, for those who seek a little more, here is Jagjit Singh-sahib; one of the greats of Indian song.  He takes up an ancient mantra in praise of Sri Ganesh and the mantra is repeated as is correct tradition for focus and attention upon the Lord.

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा

Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa

"Oh Lord Ganesha of curved trunk, large body and with the brilliance of a million suns, please make all my works free of obstacles always."

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