Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

Since about a month, I have been doing some chanting as part of my meditation. It has surely helped me a lot in calming my mind. One of my favorite stotrams is the Mahishasura Mardini Stotram, which is on Goddess Durga. Traditionally, it is recited in Raga Revati. I too have been reciting it in the same raga. However, a few days ago an idea came to my mind. I wanted to try reciting Mahishasura Mardini in Raga Durga; after all the stotram is for Goddess Durga. So today morning, immediately after I got out of bed, I decided to try it out. Pretty soon a tune in Raga Durga came to mind that appealed me very much. So, here it is:

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for reciting Mahishasura Mardini Strotram....it is so very powerful that you cannot imagine...

    I listen to it whenever I want to feel the mother's presence

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  2. Amazing! Bhesh bhesh! The syllabication is also great. Sounds good in Raga Durga too.
    Regarding the harmony the lower octave is dominant but powerful.

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  3. Paresh!!!! Love this version!!!:-) Super job yaar!!:-) BTW-this stotra is my absolute favorite....

    Take care
    Shivani

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  4. really good.
    prachi.

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  5. Awesome rendition.. great work.. found it very rhythmic and soothing. can you email me the audio file?

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  6. Thank you all! I really appreciate all your encouraging words. It's all Maa's grace.

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  7. I appreciate your command over the Raag, apart from that U showed your skill in singing it in lower octave, which is amazing. It gave a feeling of commercial record of a professional singer. I am proud of my dearest.....

    Linu

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  8. keep it up....sure source of Self valuing and Doors to happiness...chanting such raag or the stotram is being with GOD means with everyone...excellent!!!! just keep going

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  9. towards peace for self inturn to the WORLD..

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  10. Mr. Mishra,

    I enjoyed this song as well as the song you sand in Gauda Malhar (the video was not very audible though). Did you have formal training in Orissa in music? Do you come from a music family? I am going through the "Odishi Raga Parichaya" book. It is a good book - but difficult for a beginner. How do think about the talents of Biswal brothers (particularly that of Dibyadarshan)? I am moved when Prof. Balaji of BHU presented him his own violin at the time of Biswal's graduation.

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  11. Dear anonymous visitor, thank you for your appreciation. I don't have formal training in music, but I do come from a music family. :-) My mom and sisters have learnt classical music, and of course, they sing exceptionally well. One of my sisters has moved from vocal singing to playing sitar. Anyway, I hadn't heard of the Biswal brothers, but thank you very much for sharing that information. I will surely look out for them. Thank you again.

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  12. Hey Paresh, It is soothing and relaxing..Felt Calm after listening to it. Nice one :)

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