Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bho Shambho - Raga Revathi

On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, the festival that celebrates Adi Guru Lord Shiva, I recorded this beautiful composition in Raga Revathi. The composer of this song is Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

By the way, there have been at least two famous monks by the name Swami Dayananda Saraswati in India. The first one lived in the 1800s and was the founder of the Arya Samaj. He is known for his immense contribution to the revival of the Vedantic philosophy and for his work for women's rights, especially widow remarriage and women's education. The composer of this song is the second Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who was also a renowned teacher of Advaita Vedanta and the disciple of Swami Chinmayananda. He lived from 1930 to 2015, and as per Wikipedia was also the spiritual guru of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

Coming to this song, I am grateful to my friend and colleague Dr. Rama Cousik, who taught me this song. I would also like to mention her son, Tejas Cousik, who sings this bhajan much better than I ever will.

By the grace of Lord Shiva, may we all learn to gain complete mastery over our body, mind and emotions. Happy Maha Shivaratri to all!

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